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Since 1994

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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. 
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New Book 'Listens' to the RJ Movement

Ted Lewis was the lead editor in a new anthology book, Listening to the Movement: Essays on New Growth and New Challenges in in Restorative Justice (2021). Most of the 20 contributors participated in a 2015 series of dialogues sponsored by the Zehr Institute for Restorative Justice, which explored the expanding contours of the restorative justice movement. Restorative justice can no longer be defined as a program or social service; it promises transformative, systemic change on all levels of society. Topics include racial justice, pedagogy, firearm harm reduction, and environmentalism. Foreword writer Fania Davis states: "Listening to the Movement is the first book dedicated to exploring the idea of restorative justice as a social justice movement.”

View a flyer with 40% discount code. The book can also be ordered online from this webpage.

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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. 
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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.

Center for Restorative Justice & Peacemaking
University of Minnesota Duluth
1123 University Drive, 228 Cina Hall
Duluth, MN 55812