Introduction to Restorative Justice for
Community Healing and Transformation Training (Intro to RJ)
Ruptured relationships create psychological trauma, conflict, and violence. Restorative Justice allows for truth-telling and repairing harm for healed just relationships setting the stage for the possibility of reconciliation. Healed, just, equitable relationships are violence prevention. Restorative justice prevents violence and builds peace into our lives and communities.
Indigenous people have practiced restorative justice philosophy 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.
This training is pay-what-you-can for laypeople, paraprofessionals, and licensed professionals. 2 hours of continuing education (CE) are available for licensed Minnesota social workers, teachers, and nurses for a modest additional fee.
Introduction to Restorative Justice Training Objectives:
a. Learn the basic Restorative Justice philosophy, principles, and practices.
b. Learn the differences between Restorative Justice and other types of justice.
c. Discuss how to apply Restorative Justice concepts through a trauma-informed lens for community healing and transformation.
This training is available by contract arrangement by organizations, community groups, educational institutions, and corporations.
For additional information and questions, please contact the Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute.