Training in Restorative Justice
Wednesday, 14 July 2021 (All day) to Friday, 16 July 2021 (All day)


Due to COVID-19, the July 2020 Training in Restorative Justice has been rescheduled for next year, 14-16 July 2021. Registration is open now and we hope you'll make plans to join us!


14–16 July 2021 | 9am-5pm each day
National Center for Higher Education
One Dupont Circle NW | Washington, DC 20036

Training in Restorative Justice for College Student Misconduct and Residence Life will give you a thorough understanding of restorative justice principles and practices, strong facilitation skills, practical information about program implementation, and the satisfaction of having participated in a powerful intellectual, emotional, and spiritually-uplifting training experience.

Open to student affairs administrators, faculty, students, and other staff interested in implementing restorative justice on their campuses.

The training will begin at 9:00am and will conclude by 5:00pm each day.

Training Topics

Overview of Restorative Justice (RJ)
Principles, practices (circles, conferences, boards, CoSA), evidence of effectiveness, case studies, place of RJ in campus codes of conduct, restorative justice as a global social movement
RJ Outcomes
Repairing harm, apologies, restitution, community service, rebuilding trust/safety concerns

Issues in Facilitation
Diversity and inclusion, trauma-informed care, denials of responsibility, blaming and shaming, safety concerns, secondary victimization

Introduction to Facilitation
Role of facilitator, sequence of process, pre-conference preparation, post-conference support and mentoring, facilitation guide or script, ground rules, listening and reflection skills
Identifying Harms and Needs
Material/physical harm, emotional/spiritual harm, communal/relational harm, moving from harms to needs, applications for conduct violations, residential life; bias incidents, sexual misconduct, academic integrity
Program models, referrals, case management, marketing a program, training, policy and code revision, circle practice for community-building, restorative return from suspension