Restorative Justice Trainings


for those who work in diversion, or with youth

Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Online via zoom
In this webinar, we will deconstruct the juvenile justice system (why and how it is often harmful), and how we then replicate many of its elements in our diversion processes. We will also see how Restorative Justice speaks to the failures of our justice system and allows us to operate in a way that is consistent with research about how the developing minds of young people work. We will also explore how trauma interrupts development and impacts children's behavior.  This workshop will give participants a deeper understanding of what restorative justice is and how it differs from our traditional systems while still getting the outcomes we want.  Space is limited. 

Friday, November 5, 2021, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Expanding on the learning from our RJ101, this more advanced webinar will help participants in learning the skills that support restorative justice.  We will learn and experience specific communication skills and the use of circle process, and how these practices interact with the adolescent brain. We will discuss specific strategies to bring this work to diversion work.  Space is limited. 

Pre-requisite: You must have taken Restorative Justice 101 or other recent previous RJ training 

for JRB Case Managers, Chairs or Administrators only
(one per agency)
November 15 & 16, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (must attend both days)
In Person at AHM Youth Services, 25 Pendelton Drive, Hebron, CT 

This 2-day intensive workshop for JRB staff will expand the learning from the RJ 101 and RJ 201 sessions. We will expand our concepts of what trauma-informed restorative justice looks like in action. This advanced training will allow participants to take a closer look at the current practices to discover opportunities for shift from the punitive approach to justice to a restorative mindset that allows us to avoid creating harmful and oppressive systems.

Day 1: On our first day together, we will deepen our experience with being in circle and ways to incorporate circle into your JRB process. We will also further explore how trauma impacts the lives of children so we can hold kids accountable without doing further harm.

Day 2: On day 2, we will expand our skills of restorative practices from using questions to listening and speaking with empathy. We will explore contract writing and action plans to repair harm. Through games, activities, videos, and circle process, we will deepen our ability to live out the principles of trauma-informed restorative practices.

In order to attend this training, attendance at the RJ101 and RJ201 are required. This workshop is limited to 20 people and is only open to JRB staff (case managers, chairs, or administrators). We reserve the right to limit registration to one person per JRB if we reach capacity.

Free, space limited. Pre-requisite: You must have taken Restorative Justice 201



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