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Restorative Justice Trainings


Our Restorative Practices trainings are interactive, trauma-informed and tailored to the needs of those we train. Our goal is to create a network of trained practitioners who believe in Restorative Justice and use Restorative Practices to build and transform their own communities.

Tier I: Community Building

We start with the foundational theory and principles of Restorative Justice and then participants work with our trainers and coaches to develop their own circle-keeping skills, approach and voice. By the end of this training, participants have a solid understanding of the circle process and how it is used to build community and connection.

Tier II/III: Responding to Harm & Re-Entry

Building on Tier I, we guide participants through the steps of how to prepare for, facilitate, and follow-up from harm circles and restorative conferences. Participants learn how to facilitate restorative and reentry circles/conferences while we explore how Tier II & III practices fit into a broader restorative approach that includes community-building, responding to harm and intentional reentry efforts. 


Our practicum provides continued support and coaching for individuals who have received our Tier I or Tier II/III training. The practicum is an experiential workshop, conducted in a circle, that provides participants with an opportunity to hone their skills and receive individualized feedback from trained coaches. 

Youth Training

Our multi-week youth training combines Restorative Justice theory, Restorative Practices, and basic mediation skills using a curriculum we developed specifically for young people. Our training emphasizes hands-on experience with high levels of support. Participants develop social and emotional literacy and critical thinking and communication skills through role-play and practice.  

 For more info about our trainings, contact: RJ@nypeace.org  


Note: At this time, we are not offering trainings for individuals. We work with schools, social service agencies, community-based organizations, and other groups, associations, and coalitions. If you are an individual interested in signing up for our training, send an email to RJ@nypeace.org and we will notify you the next time we offer one.