The Restorative Center
Reclaim Justice

Winter 2019 Restorative Justice Training

Winter 2019


Restorative Justice:
An immersive weekend training

Presidents’ Day Weekend- Garrison Institute

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.

  • Garrison Institute - Three nights

The Garrison Institute is located in Garrison, New York in a former Capuchin monastery overlooking the Hudson River, an hour north of Manhattan. Guests enjoy 93 acres of preserved land, walking trails, and natural sacred spaces. Explore the beautiful 3-acre lake, walking paths, a basketball/tennis court, rec room and hiking trails into a forest lined with waterfalls.


Weekend Overview

A circle at a time.

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


Friday February 15th, 2019

  • Check-in begins at 3pm

  • Dinner at 6pm

  • Course begins at 7pm

  • The Restorative Justice Process

  • The Circle Experience


  • Breakfast

  • Theory & Practice

  • Elements of Restorative Justice Circles

  • Lunch

  • Time for unstructured reflection

  • The Phases of Circles

  • The Art of Circle Keeping

  • Dinner


  • Breakfast

  • Additional Practice and Discussion

  • Mock Circles

  • Lunch

  • Time for unstructured reflection

  • Implementing Circles

  • Dinner 6-7pm

  • Monday February 18

  • Breakfast

  • Closing circles and next steps.

  • Check out begins at noon.


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