Restorative Justice Public Trainings

These experiential trainings will introduce participants to Restorative Justice concepts, practices, and strategies. Learn how to facilitate circles, and integrate an applied understanding of conflict resolution and mediation principles into Restorative Justice processes. SEEDS trainers draw from their experience of implementing Restorative Justice within a variety of contexts.


The training will incorporate experiential exercises, role-plays, and hands-on opportunities to practice facilitating a variety of circle formats, including:


  • Value and Agreement Circles

  • Community Building Circles

  • Discussion Circles

  • Academic Content or Issues Circles



What can I expect?

  • Engage in experiential exercises and role-plays

  • Gain practical skills in facilitating restorative circles

  • Learn and practice Restorative Communication strategies

  • Connect with fellow participants and Bay Area practitioners committed to Restorative Practices 

Upcoming Intro to Restorative Justice Trainings

2021 Trainings

November 2021 - Intro to Restorative Justice ONLINE

WHERE: Zoom (link to be sent following registration)




November 5, 6, & 7​


9:00am-12:00pm PT and 2:00-5:00pm PT

(2 hour daily break)

Cost: 650*

Financial Aid applications due by 10/15/21, inquire at for an application.

February 2022 - Intro to Restorative Justice ONLINE

WHERE: Zoom (link to be sent following registration)




February 11, 12, & 13


9:00am-12:00pm PT and 2:00-5:00pm PT

(2 hour daily break)

Cost: 750*

Financial Aid applications due by 1/21/22, inquire at for an application.

Spring 2022 - Intro to Restorative Justice (In-Person)

WHERE: Berkeley, Oakland, SF Area (Location TBD)

  • In-Person Training Health Protocol coming soon to the public!

  • In the event that this event cannot be held safely in-person, it will be held online.




April 29, April 30, May 1


9:00am-5:00pm PT

(1 Hour Daily Break)​

Cost: 750*

Financial Aid applications due by 4/8/22, inquire at for an application.

*Financial Aid available. Our funds for the financial aid program come from students who pay the full fee, so please consider supporting community and equity by paying the full tuition. For more information, email Applications due 2 weeks before the start of each training.

Training Cancellation Policy:
  • If you cancel 28 days (4 weeks) or more before the training, your fee will be refunded, minus a $25 processing fee

  • If you cancel 14- 27 days before training, 50% of your fee will be refunded

  • If you cancel within 2 weeks (1-13 days), there is no refund; however, you can offer your spot to someone else within your network

  • If you cancel once the training begins, there is no refund or credit voucher. Exceptions may be made in case of emergencies - contact the office for more details.

  • SEEDS cannot offer transfers to another training at the participant request.

Training Attendance Policy:
  • We do not provide any opportunities to make up missed time.

  • This training features active in-class participation. Attendees are expected to attend and participate all parts of the live training and to notify in advance of anticipated absence.

  • NOW OFFERING CERTIFICATION!​ Certificates will reflect the number of hours successfully completed. Maximum certificate hours: 18.

Content Disclaimer:

  • This introductory training of Restorative Justice features content and discussion regarding race, power dynamics, school-to-prison pipeline, escalation and disengagement, and privilege in society. Folx attending this training including trainers come from various lived experiences and understandings.

  • BIPOC and other marginalized folx do not have to carry the additional burden of educating anyone while attending. Please know that you have autonomy to engage and care for yourself as you need for your own wellbeing.

Recording Disclaimer (Online Trainings):

  • Portions of this training will be recorded for internal and external training purposes. SEEDS will only capture lecture portions of the training and will not be capturing personal information. You may turn off your video when speaking if you would not like to be recorded during a recorded section.

  • Participants will not receive a copy of the training recordings.

Health Protocol (In-Person Trainings):

  • Coming to the public soon!

Not sure about an online training? Don't take our word for it! Check out our reviews:

"WOW! Can't wait for the next training."

"SEEDS staff were great; I felt very cared for. If we'd met in person, I know I would have felt the same level of care for my participation. Thank you for sharing your practices, knowledge, and experience with me. I am very appreciative of this entire experience."

"[Because of this training, I am now] trying to take more courage to implement something I believe is the right thing to do instead of being complicit in a system that doesn't work."

"This training has given me a deeper understanding of how the punitive nature of our society and school system can further the problem of disengagement and alienation rather than addressing the real concerns and offering support to people who need it."


"[This training] has made me want to commit to compassionate action and speech in my personal and professional life because it showed me how necessary it is that we remember each other's and our own humanness and acknowledge the feelings and needs that go along with that. The circle practice will be valuable to my professional life because it creates a foundation of trust, safety and support amongst a group of individuals."

"This was incredible! Thank you for being honest and attentive to so many things said and unsaid."