Restorative Justice Basics

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Restorative Justice Basics


Join us for a one day training for Restorative Justice Basics where we will learn ways to create a culture that empowers people to take responsibility in solving problems and how to have healthy relationships.  

Restorative Practices build stronger, safer, more inclusive, caring communities by including a range of formal and informal processes to both prevent relationship-damaging incidents from happening and to resolve them if they do happen.  When conflict occurs, Restorative Justice enables the person harmed to convey the impact of the harm and for the wrongdoer to acknowledge this impact and take steps to find solutions to the harms. Restorative Justice supports and values the worth of both the wrongdoer and victim, and seeks to restore their relationship and integrate both back into their communities.

Participants will:

  • Learn basic principles and several methods of Restorative Justice practices;

  • Practice listening and speaking using non-judgmental methods to encourage honesty and empathy among victims and wrongdoers and others affected by unresolved conflict or crime;

  • Learn how to facilitate victim-sensitive community circle conferences and victim/offender education groups.

Participants will leave with:

  • An increased understanding of the basic knowledge of what restorative justice is;

  • An increased understanding of the distinctions between Retributive vs Restorative Justice;

  • Exposure to varying views of Restorative Justice from both victims, offenders, law enforcement, corrections, and restorative practitioners’ views; and

  • Completion of the this training will enable those that would like to volunteer with HOPE City’s Restorative Service Programs. All Volunteers are required to take this training along with reading the required book “The Little Book of Restorative Justice”. This will be available for purchase at the training for $6.

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