THE HEART OF RESTORATIVE JUSTICE: Building the Core of Reflective Practice

(2 Days)
Crime and conflict result in harm to people. Restorative justice seeks to heal and right the wrongs, focusing on the needs of the harmed and those responsible for the harm. Restorative justice programs often employ facilitated dialogue processes such as Conferencing, Mediation and Circles to meet these goals. But beyond the models of practice, effectiveness depends upon the mindset, values and skills of the practitioner.

In this powerful and fundamental course, new and experienced restorative justice practitioners will:

  • develop and sharpen their restorative 'lens' for viewing harmful situations;
  • build new skills, sensitivity and vocabulary for supporting those impacted by and responsible for harm;
  • learn skills to encourage the safe expression of strong emotion and empathy as an impartial third party;
  • increase their self-awareness and personal capacity to model restorative justice values in their daily lives;
  • uncover or rediscover their sense of vocation and motivation for the work or restorative justice. This course is a prerequisite for further training in "Clearing the Lens: Integrating Neuroscience and Restorative Justice" and "Inviting Dialogue".

This course is a prerequisite for further training in "Clearing the Lens: Integrating Neuroscience and Restorative Justice" and "Inviting Dialogue".

Please direct all inquiries to: training@cjibc.org

What Past Students Have Said...

The mix of material and the trainer's ability to read the group was very valuable

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Our trainer was dynamite! Knowledgeable, approachable, skilled and fun to learn from. His sense of humour helped participants to take risks and challenge themselves. He was also great at giving constructive feedback.

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The trainer's skills were evident. Great pacing, good ability to keep us on track.

Community Justice Initiatives Association

mail@cjibc.org