Training

ECRJC has been training school staff in Buffalo in Restorative Practices.  But we not only train schools.  Restorative Practices can be used in many different ways, such as enriching group counseling, building relationships between caseworkers, and improving work environments.  If you are interested in learning more about Restorative Practices for your organization, agency, or program, please contact up and we will meet with you to help create a plan that will best meet your needs.

Upcoming Community Trainings

FREE COMMUNITY RESTORATIVE PRACTICES TRAINING

DATE

NOVEMBER 2, 2019

TIMES

9:00am to 3:30pm

LOCATION

852 Kensington Avenue

Buffalo, NY 14215

ECRJC will be hosting a free Community Restorative Justice Training with Executive Director, Dina Thompson. Ms. Thompson aided Enterprise in utilizing Restorative Practices to increase school attendance and reduce school suspensions by 75 percent over the past two years. She is also a licensed Restorative Justice trainer for Erie County Restorative Justice Coalition.

 

This community training is for those who are interested in learning about Restorative Justice and Restorative Justice Practices. This training will provide participants with a general understanding and introduction of what restorative practices and restorative justice are. After the training, you will be able to implement the circle process, identify different types of circles, and conduct various circles.

 

***This training is open to youth as well as adults***

RESTORATIVE JUSTICE AND CONFERENCING TRAINING

DATE

NOVEMBER 13-14, 2019

TIMES

9:00am to 4:00pm

LOCATION

1021 Broadway Street

Buffalo, NY 14212

This two day training will be facilitated by Dina Thompson, Board President of the Erie County Restorative Justice Coalition and Professor of the Restorative Justice Course at the University at Buffalo.  Ms. Thompson is an educator, restorative justice trainer and facilitator, youth leader, and parent and community outreach coordinator in Buffalo, New York. She has spent the past five years educating and implementing Restorative Justice Policies throughout Erie County. As an educator in Restorative Justice at the University of Buffalo - School of Social Work, she works tirelessly preparing students to better serve our communities using the RJ skills taught in class. As a licensed trainer with Erie County Restorative Justice Coalition she serves as Board President and has participated in training over two hundred community member, assisted in piloting several Restorative Justice Programs in local schools, and presented to many organizations and judicial system on using RJ as an effective and peaceful response to crime and misconduct. Presently, Dina serves the Parent and Community Outreach Coordinator at Enterprise Charter School where she uses her talents to build positive school culture between students, families, and school staff. 

This two day training is for those who are interested in learning about Restorative Justice and Restorative Conferencing Practices. This training will provide participants with an extensive understanding of what restorative practices and conferencing are.  After the training, you will be able to implement the circle conferencing process, identify different types of conferences, and address different conferening situations.   It will include:

- A thorough history and introduction of Restorative Justice

- Video examples

 - Thorough process descriptions of conference types and the process

- Role Plays and Practices of Circles and Role Plays

- Legal discussion in regards to restorative conferencing

- Feedback and Support

All participants will be certificated in circle conferencing.  

 

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

"It reframes my perspective on behavior and consequences and how I communicate with others."

 

—  L.C., Teacher

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