Training & Conference Events

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April 12 & May 3, 2019

"What is Restorative Justice?"

ORGANIZER:
The Institute for Restorative Justice & Restorative Dialogue
www.irjrd.org

LOCATION: UT Austin School of Social Work

FEE: $125/day

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ADDITIONAL DETAILS:
This is a one-day session offered twice.

May 13-June 14, 2019

Summer Peacebuilding Institute

ORGANIZER:
Summer Peacebuilding Institute
https://emu.edu/cjp/spi/

LOCATION: 1200 Park Road

FEE: variable

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ADDITIONAL DETAILS:
Five- and seven-day training courses on a variety of topics including but not limited to restorative justice, truth-telling and racial reconciliation, trauma awareness, leadership, and violent extremism. Learn frameworks for peacebuilding, conflict analysis, and community organization through short courses for training or academic credit.

May 15-17, 2019

Community Wellbeing and Resilience International Conference

ORGANIZER:
International Institute for Restorative Practices

LOCATION: Kortrijk, Belgium

FEE:

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ADDITIONAL DETAILS:
IIRP conferences explore the common threads for improving civil society across many disciplines at multiple levels. This conference will have a special focus on the role of restorative practices and allied approaches in supporting wellbeing and resilience in communities and organisations. 

Call for Proposals deadline: January 14, 2019

May 23-24, 2019

"Circle Facilitation"

ORGANIZER:
The Institute for Restorative Justice & Restorative Dialogue
www.irjrd.org

LOCATION: Weatherford College, Weatherford, Texas

FEE: $125/day

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May 31, 2019

"Circle One!"

ORGANIZER:
The Institute for Restorative Justice & Restorative Dialogue
www.irjrd.org

LOCATION: UT Austin School of Social Work

FEE: $125/day

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May 31, 2019

2019 Symposium on Restorative Justice Practices

ORGANIZER:
Youth Restoration Project

LOCATION: Rhode Island College

FEE: Please see website

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ADDITIONAL DETAILS:
Contact us at (401) 421-6238

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June 3, 4, 5, 2019

Advanced Practice Peacemaking Circles

ORGANIZER:
Kris Miner Schweigert
www.circle-space.org

LOCATION: Gregory, SD

FEE: $1,050.00

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ADDITIONAL DETAILS:
Registration Includes 4 nights lodging and meals for 3 days.
Equine-assisted learning and advanced practice.

June 3-5, 2019

Introduction to Restorative Practices – Summer Training Institute in Restorative Practices for Schools

ORGANIZER:
Restorative Solutions, Inc.
http://restorativesolutions.us

LOCATION: Longmont, CO

FEE: 450

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ADDITIONAL DETAILS:
Gain a Critical Understanding and Practical Tools to Build & Sustain a Restorative School Culture
Implementing restorative practices is about supporting the hearts and minds of your students, teachers, staff, and parents so they are focused on strengthening and repairing relationships to establish and maintain healthy and productive learning communities. The focus isn’t just on discipline and responding to behavior concerns. The focus must also be on building connections as a way to prevent problems from occurring in the first place.

This is not “a program” to implement in your school. It is bigger than this…it’s about shifting your entire school culture. The restorative school sees restorative practices as “just a part of how we do things around here”, instead of an occasional tool we use when a child is in trouble.

Participants will explore the fundamental values and principles of restorative practices, and will have opportunities to learn and practice connection circles, restorative language and conversations, and restorative agreement meetings.

June 6-7, 2019

Restorative Mediation & Conferencing – Summer Training Institute in Restorative Practices for Schools

ORGANIZER:
Restorative Solutions, Inc.
http://restorativesolutions.us

LOCATION: Longmont, CO

FEE: 300

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ADDITIONAL DETAILS:
This two-day workshop focuses on restorative mediation and conferencing for school personnel regularly responsible for addressing discipline issues. Steps in each of these two formal processes will be covered. Coaches will be present during practice sessions and questions regarding integration with existing discipline practices will be addressed. Participants will come away with the tools and knowledge to conduct both restorative mediations and conferencing.

June 8-12, 2019

Unitive Justice Training
Circle Facilitation and Unitive Living

ORGANIZER:
Alliance for Unitive Justice 
www.a4uj.org

LOCATION: Denver, Colorado
6492 Garrison St., Arvada, Colo., 80004 

FEE: Registration deposit $100. During the workshop you will be invited to give more for those offering the training and the organizations sponsoring the workshop, based on your ability to pay and its value to you. (Workshops of comparable length and practicality often cost between $400 and $600, but we accept what is given.)


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The main goal for this training is for participants to understand there is an option when it comes to justice—we can choose love instead of vengeance—and how each system works.

At the end of this training, participants will:

  • Know what Unitive Justice is and how it seeds increased social safety and well-being for all.
  • Learn about the 14 Arcs to Unitive Justice as a path to transformation.
  • Find ways to move from a punitive system to a unitive system in their own lives and communities.
  • Discover within conflict opportunities and ways to produce healing and recognize our shared humanity.
  • Understand what restorative circles are and the basics of circle facilitation.
  • Identify real-life steps for Unitive Living that participants can apply immediately.

For more information or questions, please call 720-980-7291 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

June 10-12, 2019

Active Implementation & Evaluation – Summer Training Institute in Restorative Practices for Schools

ORGANIZER:
Restorative Solutions, Inc.
http://restorativesolutions.us

LOCATION: Longmont, CO

FEE: 450

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ADDITIONAL DETAILS:
This three-day workshop focuses on the critical issue of evidence-based implementation and evaluation of restorative practices to meet the needs at both the school building and district level. Topics will include culture and climate assessment, identification of strengths and roadblocks, stakeholder participation and support, professional development recommendations, staff and administrator rubrics for restorative practices effectiveness evaluation, using restorative practices to address staff and student conflict, and building a sustainable community of practice. Participants will come away with a full understanding of best practices for restorative practices implementation for the unique needs of their school and/or district.

June 17, 2019 (9 am to 1 pm)

Restorative Church Gathering

ORGANIZER:
Ted Lewis and Jeff Miller
http://www.restorativetrainer.com/

LOCATION: Denver, Colorado

FEE: $5 to $15 sliding scale

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ADDITIONAL DETAILS:
This post-NACRJ conference in Denver offers a space on Monday for people to learn about the intersectionality between restorative justice, restorative theology, and restorative practices for faith communities. Group discussion will also cover models for addressing congregational conflicts and relational harms. Only a few blocks from the Sheraton Hotel for NACRJ attendees. Food available. 

June 17 & 18, 2019

 Restorative Justice Partnership with Police Training

Following the 2019 NACRJ Conference in Denver, CO, a post conference training will be offered in Denver by NACRJ member organization Longmont CommunityJustice Partnership (LCJP). For 24 years, the Longmont police have successfully referred hundreds of juvenile and adult cases involving misdemeanor and felony level charges directly to LCJP’s restorative justice programs. At this 2-day training, you will have the opportunity to learn from LCJP staff and Longmont police how to build and sustain this kind of partnership in your community. 

Participants will learn practical information about how to establish effective case referral procedures, strategies for getting buy-in from police, and tips for preparing officers to participate in the RJ process. We will provide opportunity for small group dialogue to focus on your specific community needs, experiences, and questions. The success of LCJP’s police partnership is due in large part to city leadership and a team of 11 police liaisons who will be supporting the training. Learn directly from these professionals what has made restorative justice widely accepted and utilized by police in Longmont.

When: June 17 & 18, 2019 at the Downtown Denver Sheraton,  9am-5pm, $75/day

Who: RJ Program Directors & Practitioners, Police Officers and Command Staff, Community Leaders

Notes: Come for one or both days / Lunch provided / Same location as the NACRJ Conference / Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 303-776-1527 with questions.

Register now for this training! Space is limited to the first 100 registrants.

June 18-19, 2019

Restorative Justice Facilitator Training

ORGANIZER:
NVMS
www.nvms.us

LOCATION: 9653 Fairfax Boulevard, Suite 203, Fairfax, VA 22031

FEE:

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For questions or to request more information contact us at 703.865.7272 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

June 18-20, 2019

22nd Global Youth Justice Training

ORGANIZER:
Global Youth Justice, Inc.
https://www.globalyouthjustice.org/

LOCATION: Las Vegas, NV

FEE: $195 Registration Fee and $56 Resort Rooms

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ADDITIONAL DETAILS:
Global Youth Justice Trainings are subsidized, as we allocate funding to these 3 day trainings to encourage and support communities to establish and operate more diversion programs. 

June 19 & 20, 2019

Circle Fundamentals

ORGANIZER:
Kris Miner Schweigert
www.circle-space.org

LOCATION: Hudson, Wisconsin

FEE: 300.00

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ADDITIONAL DETAILS:
Two days, two trainers skilled in Peacemaking Circles in school and community.

July 11-12, 2019

"Restorative Discipline for Teachers"

ORGANIZER:
The Institute for Restorative Justice & Restorative Dialogue
www.irjrd.org

LOCATION: Weatherford College, Weatherford, Texas

FEE: $125/day

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July 15-19, 2019

"Restorative Discipline Coordinator"

ORGANIZER:
The Institute for Restorative Justice & Restorative Dialogue
www.irjrd.org

LOCATION: East Austin College Prep

FEE: $125/day

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July 29-August 2, 2019

"Restorative Discipline Coordinator"

ORGANIZER:
The Institute for Restorative Justice & Restorative Dialogue
www.irjrd.org

LOCATION: Weatherford College, Weatherford, Texas

FEE: $125/day

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IIRP Training Opportunities Near You

The International Institute of Restorative Pracitces (IIRP) offers a variety of training programs around the nation. 

Access an Interactive Map of IIRP Training Events (dates, locations and time)

Center for Justice and Peacebuilding - Training Opportunities

The Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite Univesity offers a wide range of training opportunities relevant to restorative and community justice theory and practice.  In the summers they offer programs in their Summer Peacebuilding Institute.  Training programs are also offered at other times of the year.