Restorative Justice (RJ) is a trauma-informed practice used to strengthen school communities, repair harm, and restore relationships when wrongdoings occur. It puts people and relationships at the center of everything we do. Restorative justice uses a holistic approach that includes family and community, addresses the causes of behavior, and meets needs of the people that were harmed while promoting a high level of accountability and growth for the person who caused harm. This training prepares participants to facilitate a range of restorative processes including community building circles, restorative conferences and dialogues, responsive circles, and re-entry/circles of support. This training will additionally prepare participants to support school-wide implementation of restorative justice.
This highly interactive four-day training will take place via Zoom on October 6 & 7 and October 13 & 14. Some limited work will need to be completed outside of the training. Participants must be present and available to actively participate in each session to receive a certificate of completion.
Registration Deadline: Monday, September 27 by 4 PM. Please register early, as this training tends to fill quickly!
Wednesday 10/6, 8 AM-12 PM and 1 PM -4 PM
Thursday 10/7, 9 AM -12 PM and 1 PM -4 PM
Wednesday 10/13, 9 AM -12 PM and 1 PM -4 PM
Thursday 10/14, 9 AM -12 PM and 1 PM -4 PM
Intended audience: Administrators, student behavior support and intervention staff, school counselors, teacher leaders, SROs, education staff engaged in social-emotional learning and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, and anyone interested in developing skills and tools to support building and repairing relationships in schools.
Free to educators within SOESD's 13-component districts