ECRJC Restorative practice Training

The Introduction to Restorative Practice Trainings are facilitated by experienced practitioners in the field of restorative practices. This training is designed for community members, organizations, schools and criminal justice institutions who desire to understand the basic principles, values and processes of restorative practices and an intervention in our society. Participants will receive an introduction to the restorative practice continuum through affective language, small impromptu conferencing, community building circles, and restorative justice conferencing. The overall mission is to create caring community climates based on respect, responsibility, and repair of harm. Participants will learn and experience the difference between restorative and retributive (or punitive) justice through personal stories and experiences.

Through short lectures, dyads, small group role plays, large group discussion, community building games participants will engage in multi levels of learning practices to keep you thinking and moving. Our goal is to keep the space interactive while giving participant hands on practical skills to use right away. We welcome participants, but not limited to, a variety of fields, including the following:

  • Education (primary, secondary and post-secondary)

  • Criminal justice and policing

  • Social work and family services

  • Counseling

  • Psychology

  • The non-profit sector

  • Community development

  • Government

  • Non-profit & For profit business


Each participant will come away with a small packet of materials.

Core Team Restorative Practices & Restorative Discipline Training
One or Two Day Training

We will cover the basic principles

  • Elements and Stages of the Circle process

  • How to develop shared Values and Guideline for your community

  • Defining Restorative Practice and Restorative Justice (restorative vs retributive justice)

  • Restorative Practice; Social Discipline Window and the Continuum.

  • Processes of restorative practices

  • Using circle interventions in schools, communities, organizations and courts.

    • Check in Circle

    • Community Building Circle

    • Responsive Circle