Pods and Pod Mapping Worksheet

The BATJC developed the framework for “pods” as a means to refer to a specific type of relationship within transformative justice (TJ) work. We needed a term to describe intentional relationships between people who might turn to one other for support after violence, harm,/or and abuse, whether as survivors, bystanders, or as the person who has caused harm. In general, pod people are often those you have relationship and trust with, though everyone has different criteria for their pods. This is an overview and history on pods, and includes a template to help people start to identify who could be in their pod(s). We encourage people to fill out multiple worksheets for their different pods–it may vary based on context and needs. This is only a basic template, and people are welcome to create their own maps!