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Restorative Justice: An immersive weekend training

August 3, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - August 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

| $375 – $675

The Restorative Center’s weekend training provides an experience-based understanding of the foundation components of Restorative Justice.

The Restorative Center’s trainings are engaging, lively & informative. They utilize theory-based lectures, the interactive circle experience, skill development, mock circles, as well as small & large group discussions. TRC’s Newburgh Model Workbook will be distributed to participants. In this training, we will:

  • Explore the potential of restorative justice circle in our community, family, schools & workplace
  • Learn about the phases of a restorative justice circle, talking pieces and the use of prompts
  • Storytelling to develop empathy & share vulnerability
  • Broaden skills in communication & circle keeping
  • Consider the legal and ethical issues of Restorative Justice processes

All are welcome: Educators, Parents, Teens, Activists, Volunteers, Attorneys, Community Workers.

The New York State Bar Association has approved this course for 19.5 CLE credits for attending attorneys. 1 hour of Ethics Credit is included in our curriculum. Community service hours are also available for students and volunteers.

The training will be led by Shailly Agnihotri, TRC’s Founder/ED, along with experienced teen and community leaders in Restorative Justice.


About the Facilitator

Shailly Agnihotri spent more than 20 years as an attorney, and has developed an expertise in criminal justice through working as a prosecutor (Orleans Parish), teaching (Georgetown Law School) and as a public defender (New York City). She had the privilege of studying  (as a Prettyman Fellow) with Professor William Greenhalgh whose love for the Constitution and the rights it affords the accused inspired her legal career.  She has come to understand the power for individuals and communities to come to a deeper emergent wisdom of justice through a facilitated circles.  She is a trained facilitator in Restorative Practices and a Certified Mediator, has a J.D. (cum laude) from Tulane Law School and  a LL.M. (Prettyman Fellowship) from Georgetown Law.

Shailly has presented at conferences around the world on TRC’s vision for an independent free-standing model for Restorative Justice which is codified as the Newburgh Model. She has lead Trainings in TRC’s distinct model of RJ for community members, Teens, social workers and attorneys. She has facilitated RJ circles in schools, community centers and the workplace.

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


August 3, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
August 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
$375 – $675


The Restorative Center
(917) 310-1764


The Watershed Center
44 Kaye Road
Millerton, NY 12546 United States
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(518) 336-5318