2021 Restorative Justice Online Trainings & Workshops
The Center is offering a new online series of trainings in restorative justice this winter/spring. Even as the pandemic limits opportunities for people to gather for RJ learning and practice, it has also opened up new doors for Zoom-based learning, and the opportunity for people from all over the nation and world to participate without travel. Take some time to browse our list, which includes beginning and advanced 1-hour, 4-hour, and 16-hour sessions-- something for everyone. Follow this link to view our offerings and register.
No Justice, No Peace! A Restorative Perspective
The phrase, "No Justice, No Peace" has become a rallying cry during the protests of our current and challenging summer of 2020. Ted Lewis explores the various meanings as well as the origins of the phrase, relating the topic to Martin Luther King Jr.'s perspective on seeking justice and peace through civil protest. But how does restorative justice relate to this topic and inform how we think about the relationship between justice and peace? Read more.
RJ during COVID-19
The COVID19 pandemic has limited our ability to be physically present with one another. Consequently, many people are seeking ways to continue relational work by other means—other than being in the same physical space. Kay Pranis shares ideas for how to conduct online support circles, in this free resource guide.
A restorative justice dream for Duluth: Where truth and trust meet
The following speech was presented by Ted Lewis at the CJMM (Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial) Day of Remembrance on June 15, 2021, at the request of the CJMM planning committee. The event featured speeches and music that honored the 101-year anniversary of the 1920 lynching that took place at the intersection by the memorial site. Read More
Center Partners with Brasilia Program
In July 2019, Mark Umbreit spent a week in Brasilia, Brazil, to advance the growth of restorative dialogue. In partnership with Judge Catarina Corrêa of the 2ª Vara Criminal e 2º Juizado Especial Criminal de Planaltina/DF in Brasilia, Dr. Umbreit presented to a wide group of justice workers to seed the expansion of victim offender conferencing in the region. In November 2019, Ted Lewis spent three weeks in Brasilia, providing advanced training for 15 facilitators in the program, and also meeting with a variety of government stakeholders regarding the promotion of restorative justice in Brazil. To read more, and to read about the program in Portuguese, view these resources.