Restorative practices have successfully strengthened communities in schools, by inviting adults and students to take responsibility and be accountable for their actions. RJ has also changed classroom dynamics and improved school safety. RJTI provides training and technical assistance in restorative practices to schools, districts and other service providers who work with youth and adults.
Our custom training and consultation services include:
Restorative justice can be successfully implemented in most schools. We are happy to set up an appointment to have a phone/skype conversation about whether it would be appropriate to implement Restorative Justice at your school. Consultation lasts 1 hour.
If you decide to move forward with RJ and contract RJTI for consultation/training within 6 months of initial consult the fee will be deducted from contract price.
If you are unsure if RJTI is right for you, you can schedule a free 15 minute discussion to discuss your needs.
This three hour conversation, including a PowerPoint presentation will introduce the philosophy, principles and practices of Restorative Justice. Participants including youth will be invited to engage in thoughtful conversation regarding the effectiveness of their current school or organizational climate and disciplinary practices. Together, we will investigate how Restorative Justice can provide a paradigm shift to improve relationships among school community stakeholders, including students and parents to move from punitive measures that push students out of school and into the juvenile justice system.
This two day training introduces the philosophy, principles and practices of Restorative Justice. Through experiential learning, participants will use their own knowledge, experiences and skills to understand and learn the paradigm shift from punishment towards restoration. What is crucial is that participants engage with their own beliefs about the role of punitive and reparative responses to wrong-doing such as breaking rules and laws. The stories that we encounter through Restorative Justice practices are varied and require us to become master learners and teachers. This orientation teaches techniques to search within for the resources necessary to achieve restorative outcomes.
The exercises on the first day help build and strengthen the community of participants using the Circle Process. The foundation of restorative philosophy and practice rests on establishing common values, relationships and teaches us to accept responsibility and embraces true accountability.
The second day focuses on learning the techniques to facilitate a Restorative Justice practice.
These trainings develop participant’s skills and content knowledge needed to successfully facilitate Restorative Justice practices. Participants will use scenarios and real life experiences to practice skills. The 6 practices include:
- Restorative Justice in the Classroom
- Restorative Conversations
- Victim/Offender Dialogues and Conferences
- Restorative Discipline Conferences
- Re-Entry Conferences
- Circle Processes (including Restorative Justice in the whole school
Coaching is available for planning, implementation of strategies, trouble shooting, and discussing cases. RJTI recommends that schools and districts develop a 3-10 year plan that includes sustainable practices to institutionalize Restorative Justice in your school or organization.
RJTI will provide or assist with the development of Restorative Justice curriculum appropriate for use during advisory periods.
RJTI will conduct a research study and evaluation to measure the effectiveness of the Restorative Justice program.
The primary investigator will provide intensive administrative and research support for the project including pre-test and post-test, management of data from multiple assessments, focus groups and data analysis.
Programs will be tailored to fit your needs and budget, please call to discuss.