Introduction to Restorative Justice

Starts: August 16, 2018 9:00 am | Ends: August 16, 2018 4:00 pm

Explore why and how Restorative Justice can be a promising alternative to exclusionary practices in your school, workplace, or community group.

Note: This training is full and is running a wait list. If you have an e-mail confirmation, your spot is reserved. If you have questions, please contact us: 503-595-4890.

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

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

Registration Details:

The fee for this workshop is $240. We ask each person to pay what you are able. Space is limited.

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Trainers: This training will be led by two or more of our Restorative Justice team members, who have deep experience in designing and implementing equity-based, trauma-informed restorative practices.
  • Date and time: August 16 from 9:00am – 4:00pm (lunch on your own)
  • Location: Northwest Health Foundation, 221 NW Second Ave, Suite 300, Portland, OR 97209

Also, join us for Restorative Justice Circle Training August 17, the day after this training: learn more!

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RJ Trainers/CoachesThis training will be led by two or more of our Restorative Justice team members, who have deep experience in designing and implementing equity-based, trauma-informed restorative practices.

Details


August 16, 2018 9:00 am


August 16, 2018 4:00 pm


$240 (pay as you're able)

Lead Organizer

Maria Scanelli

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Introduction to Restorative Justice
Northwest Health Foundation, 221 NW Second Ave, Suite 300, Portland, OR 97209

Maria Scanelli

August 16, 2018 9:00 am

August 16, 2018 4:00 pm