The Restorative Center
Reclaim Justice

Summer 2018: Restorative Justice Training

Summer 2018 

Restorative Justice:
An immersive weekend training

August 3–5, 2018 • millerton, new york

The Restorative Center's weekend training provides an experience-based understanding of the foundational components of Restorative Justice. Our trainings are engaging, lively and informative.We utilize theory based lectures, the interactive circle experience, skill development, mock circles, as well as small and large group discussions. TRC's Newburgh Model Workbook will be distributed to participants.

The training will be led by Shailly Agnihotri, TRC’s Founder/ED, along with experienced teen and community leaders in Restorative Justice. Read Shailly's law review article: Reclaiming Restorative Justice: An Alternate Paradigm for Justice.

all are Welcome

  • Attorneys
  • Parents
  • Teens
  • Educators
  • Community & Social Workers
  • Activists & Volunteers

the watershed center

Spend the weekend 100mi from NYC in Millerton, NY. Explore the beautiful 3-acre lake, walking paths, a basketball/tennis court, rec room and hiking trails into a forest lined with waterfalls. The Watershed Center is a 73-acre farm growing the fresh organic veggies, eggs and flowers for our meals.


Weekend Overview


Friday, August 3rd

  • Check-in begins at 2pm
  • Dinner at 6pm
  • Course begins at 7pm
  • The Restorative Justice Process
  • The Circle Experience

Saturday, August 4th  

  • Breakfast
  • Theory & Practice
  • Elements of Restorative Justice Circles
  • Lunch
  • Time for unstructured reflection
  • The Phases of Circles
  • The Art of Circle Keeping
  • Dinner

Sunday, August 5th

  • Breakfast
  • Additional Practice and Discussion
  • Mock Circles
  • Lunch
  • Time for unstructured reflection
  • Implementing Circles
  • Legal & Ethical Issues in Restorative Justice
  • Dinner 6-7pm


Registration Closed

UPDATED 6/24/18: Retreat is fully booked!

Please email to be added to a wait list, in case of opening.

19.5 CLE credits for Attorneys

The New York State Bar Association has approved this course for 19.5 CLE credits for attending attorneys. 1 hour of Ethics Credit is included in our curriculum.

the practice of restorative justice for attorneys

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  • Develop skills of a Circle Facilitator
  • Consider the legal and ethical issues of Restorative Justice processes
  • Leave with an understanding of this alternative paradigm of community engagement towards non-punitive conflict resolution
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community service hours

Community service hours are available for students and volunteers. If you would like hours, please note this in your registration.

the potential of restorative circles in community

  • Explore the application of circles in our community, family, schools & workplace
  • Learn about talking pieces, the phases of a circle, and the use of prompts
  • How to use storytelling to develop empathy and share vulnerability
  • Develop the skills in communications and circle keeping


 The Watershed Center in Millerton, NY

The Watershed Center in Millerton, NY