Restorative Justice Training

Starts: April 14, 2021 12:00 pm | Ends: April 15, 2021 4:00 pm

Restorative Justice and Equity are intertwined. Restorative Justice is about changing systems to address harm more meaningfully and undo systematic patterns of institutional racism and oppression. Restorative Practices are the ways in which individuals and communities can more meaningfully build relationships, address harm when it happens, and work towards restorative justice. In this two-day introduction, explore why and how Restorative Justice can be a promising alternative to exclusionary practices in your school, workplace, or community group.

“It was a great balance of circle, lecture, group work and movement. The topic had me 100% engaged.”

“Two days of anti-racist, equity-informed, restorative justice training has got this educator/activist both bone-tired and fired up to flip the system on its head. Thanks Resolutions Northwest. Ya’ll rock!” 

Restorative Justice is a valuable alternative to exclusionary practices when community problems occur. It seeks to restore community and repair harm while holding all involved accountable. In schools, for example, unacceptably high push-out rates disproportionately affect students of color, students with disabilities and youth who identify as LGBT. In the workplace people may be excluded also. In community groups “calling out” may happen on social media and cause additional harm, rather than there being real accountability, honest conversation and attempts to make things right.

Restorative Justice is not a prescribed program but a philosophy based on community building and repairing harm. We will discuss the components that can make the approach successful such as circles, restorative inquiries and dialogues, trauma and resiliency focus, relationship building, and equity-informed practices. We look at possibilities for implementation that are open to classroom teachers and other school personnel and that can be adapted for many other settings. While doing so we will keep a keen eye on equity issues. The workshop will be a combination of lecture, discussions, videos and hands-on practice activities.

By the end of this training we hope you will:

  • Examine school push-out and the school to prison pipeline through an educational equity lens. Look at parallels in other systems.
  • Have a deeper understanding of restorative practices such as circles, restorative inquiries and dialogues, trauma and resiliency focus, relationship building, and equity-informed practices.
  • Learn and practice restorative communication skills
  • Work on implementation plans in teams


This is a 2-day training: Wednesday, April 14 & Thursday, April 15 from 12-4pm PT

This is a remote training via Zoom. You can see some introductory videos on working with Zoom here. Ways you could participate:

  • Computer with camera and good internet access
  • Phone with camera and good internet access (standard data rates may apply)
  • If need be, you can join via phone only


The fee for this workshop is $395. We welcome everyone, and we ask each person to pay what you are able.

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Event Organizers

MaritaMarita is a Seattle-raised queer Filipina femme cis woman who centers equity, laughter and kindness in her work and life. Marita is on the Oregon Mediation Association Board of Directors and has worked primarily in non-profit social service organizations for the past 16 years, with a three year stint as an esthetician and makeup artist. She has experienced and witnessed the restorative power of connection, forgiveness, and moving through discomfort to heal harms, and is energized by helping others in these ways. Marita lives with her cat, Maple, and finds joy on the tennis court and in bodies of water.

StephenStephen is an activist, justice advocate, community educator, and performing artist from Portland Oregon. Convicted as a teenager, sentenced to 7.5 years in the Oregon Youth Authority, Stephen used his time to educate and expand his understanding of self-worth, potential, and purpose using art forms. Stephen is now committed to educating organizations, school districts, community members, teachers, parents, and students about the radical practice of restorative justice for collective liberation. Stephen is a Consultant, Mediator, co-founder of Verbal Escape, an employee of Resolutions Northwest, Race Talks Facilitator, and resource council member for Morpheus Youth Projects.


April 14, 2021 12:00 pm

April 15, 2021 4:00 pm


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Restorative Justice Training

April 14, 2021 12:00 pm

April 15, 2021 4:00 pm
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