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Workshop: Intro to Restorative Justice and Circle Processes

March 22, 2012 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

From all ends of the political spectrum, we hear a lot about how ‘unjust’ the current criminal justice system is, but we almost never hear about viable alternatives. Register for an introduction to:

  1. The philosophy of restorative justice as an alternative response to crime
  2. Popular restorative process and their regional and global applications
  3. How circle processes are used for dialogue and conflict resolution
  4. How to weave these into your personal and/or institutional approaches to conflict

This is an interactive workshop led by energetic trainers with years of experience as both practitioners and academics in the field. Participants will receive handouts on best practices and learn about ways to get involved in this burgeoning field. Teachers, community activists, parents, social workers, and those who work in the legal field can benefit from this workshop.

About the facilitators:
Holly Maassarani is the former Director of the Youth Restorative Justice Initiative at the Conflict Resolution Center of Montgomery County, where she managed the Dialogue Circle and Community Conferencing programs. She has a master’s degree in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from American University’s School of International Service. She is currently an independent consultant and practitioner.

Matthew Johnson is the Co-Director of the Facilitation/Community Solutions Program at the Conflict Resolution Center of Montgomery County ( He is trained in numerous conflict-related practices including nonviolent third-party intervention, cross-cultural dialogue facilitation, transformative justice, community conferencing, Restorative Circles, Nonviolent Communication, and crisis counseling for trauma victims.

Fee: $95 is the early bird fee if you register before March 15th. After is $110. Register now!

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March 22, 2012
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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IPS Conference Room
1301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20036 United States
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