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CJI first developed training materials in 1990 to meet the need for a comprehensive victim-offender mediation training program. The resulting manuals and videotape have been purchased by programs operating across Canada and internationally. In 1995, the training manuals were revised and expanded, and have recently undergone further revision. Re-titled Inviting Dialogue: Restorative Justice & Victim Offender Mediation, the manuals (trainer and trainee versions) continue to be the most extensive victim-offender mediation training materials available in North America.
CJI has also developed another set of materials based on its experience with the Educating for Peacebuilding project in the Langley School District. Conversation Peace offers a unique approach to secondary school conflict that is restorative and promotes social responsibility. An additional publication entitled Talking Peace is now available for elementary schools. Both can be ordered from the Langley School District Publications website.
CJI has developed the following training materials available for sale:
Inviting Dialogue: Restorative Justice & Victim Offender Mediation
(trainer manual, trainee manual, video)
Conversation Peace: Restorative Action in Secondary Schools
(trainer manual & video kit, student workbook)
Talking Peace: Restorative Action in Elementary Schools
(Classroom resource book)