Restorative Justice is a response to harm that gathers all those affected by conflict to collectively decide how to repair the harm, reset relationships, restore trust and rebuild a sense of community.
Community Building Circles provide a forum that supports the strengthening of relationships and connection so issues and problems can be collaboratively worked out.
Community Conferencing creates a structured way of dealing with an incident of harm so that individual and collective responsibility can be taken to set things right.
Restorative Justice Processes can be helpful to any group that has been impacted by harm, whether it is related to an actual incident or the occurrence of many unresolved disputes.
A restorative response can be facilitated to meet the needs of individuals and groups in many settings, such as workplaces, in faith communities, social clubs, not for profit organizations, schools, housing co-ops, families or government agencies.
The four days of training has changed the way I have conversations with people — listening and reflecting what they say.
Every cop should take this training.
This training has made me a better cop and a better person.
Of all the trainings I’ve taken in 17 years at the NYPD, this is the only one I use every day.