Restorative Justice Public Trainings

Intro to Restorative Justice

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

Spring 2020 - Intro to RJ in Schools

Four Points Sheraton Hotel, Emeryville, CA


Friday 4/24 - 6:00pm-9:00pm

Saturday 4/25 - 9:00am-5:00pm

Saturday 5/2 - 9:00am-5:00pm

Sunday 5/3 - 11:00am-4:00pm 

Price: $650*

The Introduction to Restorative Justice in Schools training will cover the same content as the regular training, focused more specifically on the application of restorative practices to school and youth settings.

July 2020 - Intro to RJ

Four Points Sheraton Hotel, Emeryville, CA


Friday 7/17 - 9:00am-5:00pm

Saturday 7/18 - 9:00am-5:00pm

Sunday 7/19 - 9:00am-5:00pm

Price: $650*

November 2020 - Intro to RJ

Four Points Sheraton Hotel, Emeryville, CA


Friday 11/6 - 9:00am-5:00pm

Saturday 11/7 - 9:00am-5:00pm

Sunday 11/8 - 9:00am-5:00pm

Price: $650*

*Financial Aid available. Our funds for the financial aid program come from students who pay the full fee, so please consider paying the regular price if you can afford it. For more information, email

*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 transfer your spot to someone else

  • 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.

*Training Absence Policy:
  • In order to receive a complete certification, you may not take any time of absence during the training. In the event of a personal emergency or unplanned absence, your certificate will reflect the amount of time successfully completed.

  • We do not provide any opportunities to make up missed time.

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2530 San Pablo Ave. Suite A,

Berkeley, CA 94702



Monday - Thursday, 9:00am - 5:00pm




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