Restorative Justice 101 Training:
*Please note that due to concerns about COVID-19, in-person Restorative Justice 101 trainings will be suspended until further notice. Please feel free to register for our 2-hour online Introduction to Restorative Justice trainings in the meantime.
Indigenous people have practiced restorative justice to effectively address community conflict and prevent violence for a millennium. Since the 1970’s in the USA, restorative justice has been an alternative approach within the criminal legal system that focuses on the personally identified needs of the victims, the offenders, and impacted community members, instead of focusing solely on satisfying abstract legal principles and/or punishing the offender.
Neuroscience now shows evidence that restorative practices make changes in the brain that coincide with positive behavior change. Restorative Justice gives power back to those who have been harmed and the community surrounding the harmed as well as having a positive impact on those who have committed the harm.
The RJ 101 Training takes restorative justice philosophies and principles and moves beyond the criminal justice system to trainees’ daily personal and professional spheres of influence. To date, RJ 101 trainees have included teachers, school counselors, nurses, psychologists, business persons, personnel from sex offender treatment programs, community activists, clergy, former military, and parents. All graduates have found RJ 101 delivers how restorative practices provide positive productive alternatives that lead to more satisfying conflict transformation outcomes within their families, neighborhoods, communities, and work environments.
RJ 101 is approved for 6.5 hours of CEs for Educators, Nurses, and Mental Health Professionals and 5.5 hours of CLEs for Attorneys for an additional fee.
Restorative Justice 101 Training Objectives:
This training is available by contract arrangement by organizations, community groups, and corporations.
RJ 101 Creators & Facilitators
Michele Braley, MSW, LICSW is the Program Director and a youth conference facilitator for Seward Longfellow Restorative Justice. In addition to youth conference facilitation, she facilitates victim offender dialogues in crimes of severe violence with the Minnesota Department of Corrections. Michele is also an adjunct faculty member in the joint School of Social Work program offered by St. Catherine University and the University of St. Thomas.
Donna Minter, PhD, LP is the Founder and Executive Director of the Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute. She teaches Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience-The STAR Training, which integrates concepts of restorative justice, trauma healing and resilience, nonviolent conflict transformation and broadly-defined spirituality. Donna is a Clinical Neuropsychologist and Forensic Psychology Examiner in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
For additional information and questions, please contact the Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute.
Note: Due to concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19), this training will be offered online via Zoom video conferencing. Registrants will be emailed a link along with logistics prior to the training.
We are grateful to the Minneapolis Foundation for partially funding these restorative justice trainings for those who live, work, and/or play in Minneapolis. All are welcome to join us.
Introduction to Restorative Justice Training--2-Hour Online
Monday, November 23, 2020
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Online via Zoom.
To request group discounts or scholarship assistance to attend RJ 101, please request a scholarship application from email@example.com