The Restorative Center
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Restorative Justice: An immersive weekend training


This weekends training explores the experience-based understanding of Restorative Justice. We will deepen our knowledge of the foundational components Circle Keeping. TRC trainings are engaging, lively and ever-evolving. 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.


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.

continuING CIRCLE education:

  • Reenergize the foundational understanding of this alternative paradigm of community engagement towards non-punitive conflict resolution
  • Learn and exchange new ideas for components of the circle, like talking pieces, the phases of a circle, and the use of prompts
  • Continue exploring how TRC mines stories to develop empathy and share vulnerability
  • Advance developmental skills in communications and the art of circle keeping

weekend training INCLUDES:

  • Two-night stay on a 73-acre farm
  • 3-acre lake, walking paths, rec room, hike to waterfalls
  • Snacks & dinner on Friday
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner on Saturday & Sunday
  • Shared rooms, healthy group meals

UPDATED 6/24/2018: Retreat is fully booked!

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

the course fee

  • The course fee is FREE for TRC team members & volunteers

room + board fee

  • The Watershed charges TRC $250 per person to attend

How much can you contribute to the room & board fee?
Please donate any amount (up to $250) via the PayPal donation button below.

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