Training & Conference Events

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May 23-25, 2017

Training in Restorative Justice for College Student Misconduct and Residential Life

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Provided by:  Skidmore College, Project on Restorative Justice

Location:  American College Personnel Association (ACPA),  Washington, DC

May 29 – June 2, 2017

Restorative Justice Organizing for Communities

Provided by: Summer Peacebuilding Institute (SPI) at the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding

Location: Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg VA

A powerful restorative justice is one that is integrated into al social movements and struggles for justice, reaching far beyond the confines of the criminal justice sytem.  This begins in our communities.  Together we will uncover and expand the application of restorative justice frameworks and practices to community building and community organizing.  We will examine the possibilities and limitations by focusing on the values, principles and practices of restorative justice.

Click here for links to more information on this course, the other 22 courses at the 2017 Summer Peacebuilding Institute, and on-line application.

June 19, 2017

The Power of Restorative Conversations: Taking Restorative Justice Practices into Your Workplace and Community (Post Conference Training Session)

Provided by:  justCommunity, Inc. and sponsored by Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth (RJOY)

Lee Rush (a NACRJ Advisory Council Member) will be hosting a one day seminar entitled, “The Power of Restorative Conversations:  Taking Restorative Justice Practices into Your Workplace and Community. Sponsored by justCommunity, Inc., this event will be co-led by Marg Thorsborne, an Austrailian pioneer and author in the Restorative Justice movement.  RJOY of Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth (RJOY) is a supporting sponsor this event.  For more information go to or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Location:  Nile Hall in Preservation Park - A short walk from the site of the 6th NACRJ Conference (June 16-18, 2017)

Registration:     Cost:  $119/person    (15% discount for registration of 3 or more people)

June 20-23, 2017 & June 26-29, 2017

Summer Institute: On the Cutting Edge of Justice and Healing (Post Conference Training Sessions)

The School of Undergraduate Studies (SUS) at California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) is launching the first inaugural Summer Institute. In June 2017, we offer four intensive workshops on the cutting edge of justice, healing, and reconciliation. Seminar leaders have decades of experience in their fields, and their work is also integrated in how they walk in the world.

Location:  California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS),  Namaste Hall, 1453, Mission Street, San Francisco, CA

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1st Session  (June 20-23, 2017

1. Diné and Mesoamerican Peacemaking Circles—Transcending Punishment and Living in Alignment with Our Values to Honor All Our Relations 
Taught by Justice Robert Yazzie and Rose Elizondo
2. Discovering and Embracing Narratives of Justice and Reconciliation
Taught by David Anderson Hooker
2nd Session (June 26-29, 2017)
1. Justice as Healing, Healing as Justice
Taught by Thuy Nguyen and sujatha baliga
2. Holistic Movement-Building
Taught by Kazu Haga and Sonya Shah

NOTE:  Seminars are capped at 24 participants and run from 10am to 5pm. The cost of each workshop is $425. Partial scholarships are available solely on a need and case-by-case basis. Only one workshop per session can be chosen. 

National Conferences

Our 6th NACRJ Conference was held in Oakland, CA on June 16-18, 2017 with three pre-conference training sessions on June 15, 2017.  We had 1,319 attendees, terrific keynote/plenary sessions and cultural performances, nearly 300 presentations, an awards ceremony, and a concert by "dead prez".  

Look for audio recordings of keynotes, interviews, photos and more coming soon to this website.

Check out past NACRJ Conferences (2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015) from the Conferences tab.

Planning for our 7th NACRJ Conference has begun.  It will be in Denver, CO (June 2019).  Put it on your calendar.  We want to see you there.

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