Spring 2013 – 5 Day Professional Training

In spring of 2013, the RJ Center trained 40 students, staff faculty and community members in the art of circle training and 20 students, staff, faculty and community members in Restorative Justice Conferencing.

Day 1: Introduction to restorative justice and restorative practices

Am: Community Works Conference Practitioners talk about their work in Alameda County

Pm: Community-building Circle with Rita Alfred and Pat St. Onge

Day 2: all day circle practice with Rita and Pat

Rita Alfred is co-founder of the restorative Justice Training Institute and has set up and run RJ programs in Oakland Schools For more about Rita, visit this page.

Pat St. Onge is the founder of Seven Generations Consulting, and an experienced trainer and facilitator. For more information about Pat, visit this page.

Day 3: Skills building

Afternoon talk and discussion with Ron Claassen

Director of the Restorative Discipline Project and Professor of Peacemaking and Conflict Studies, Fresno Pacific School of Education. For more about Ron, visit this page.

Days 4 and 5: RJ Conferencing with Sujatha Baliga

Sujatha Baliga is the director of the restorative justice project at the National Council on Crime and Delinquency, and creator of Alameda County’s RJ diversion program for juveniles.For more about Sujatha, visit this page.