Restorative justice (RJ) is a philosophy, a set of principles and practices that builds community, responds to harm, and holds space for re-integration. RJ is founded and depends on personal and community values, and commitment. The theory and practices of restorative justice emphasize the importance of engaging in dialogue among all those affected by harmful behaviour.
In two days of experiential-based training, participants will learn that peacemaking circles can be used for many reasons; not only as a forum for conflict resolution, but as an alternative communication method that allows people to deal with extremely painful and difficult issues, manage their own healing process, make agreements that promote moving forward in a good way, celebrate successes, build community and make decisions, which can be applied in a variety of contexts and settings.
The next circle training workshop will occur as two full day sessions (from 9am – 4pm) during February 23rd and February 24th. Tickets cost $250.00 CA per attendee. You can register and find more info on Eventbrite.com.
Gateway also offers other educational opportunities for those looking to be trained in the form of its various workshops.