Recess On-Site Accountability Support Document for People Who Have Caused Hurt
This Document is a list of available options to help hold higher safety for Recess Event Spaces with regard to community members who have hurt someone in the past.
- Ask them to write a "letter of admission" for the event with them answering questions specific to their circumstance and our concerns. These questions should serve to:
- Assess our ability to hold them accountable to our Braver Spaces Agreements while on site.
- Help support them in reflecting on their larger process and personal and community goals of rehabilitation.
- Further their understanding of our expectations of them while at Recess. A list of sample questions can be found HERE.
- Ask that they sign a document agreeing to not use any inebriating substances while at Recess. This includes, and is not limited to, legal substances such as Alcohol and Marijuana.
- Ask that anyone with whom they have sexual contact with during the event must come and sign a document with Recess stating that they are aware that this person is a part of a process surrounding a history of transgressing sexual boundaries.
- Ask that they camp or sleep in a space designated by the Recess Organizers Subcommittee surrounding their process.
- Ask them to co-select with us, an on-site Advocate. This Advocate should be a person close-with and trusted by both us and them. The Advocate's role is to help them stay accountable to the Recess Braver Spaces Agreement. The Advocate will share sleeping accommodation with them, have regular check-ins about how they are doing at the event, as well as any other additional support that the Recess Organizers Subcommittee, The Advocate, or the PWHCH feels would be of support or necessary.
- Have daily check-ins with The Recess Organizer Subcommittee on how the event and our On-Site Accountability Process is going for them and how we can better support them in staying in accountability with our Braver Spaces Agreements.
- Following the event, ask them to write another questionnaire to help them reflect on our On-Site Accountability Process as well as their future goals and road-map to healing and rehabilitation.
- Have them agree that at any time and for any reason deemed by Recess Organizers, that they (the at-risk person) can be asked to leave the event. In this situation, Recess as an organization will do what it can to help plan alternative travel and accommodation arrangements if necessary or desired. A refund will be given for the portion of the event where they were unable to attend.