voice is heard.
Guides those with
serious conflict to
Helps everyone hear
and feel supported.
Want to improve the relationships in your community, workplace, or school?
Our services can help you reach your goals, online or in-person.
Our design process guides your team through a carefully-sequenced set of questions that result in a plan tailored to your organization and circumstances, with actionable goals.
Our conference facilitators address complicated conflicts by assessing the interpersonal landscape and understanding each person’s goals in preparation for a productive conference, a structured conversation, designed to co-create agreements to make amends or decisions.
Our facilitation involves working with you to prepare for a circle (or more) using questions appropriate to goals such as: team-building, healing from disruption or trauma, uncomfortable conversations. We act as the “circle keeper” to manage the time, emotions, equity and possible conflict that sometimes emerge.
For workplace relationship building, visit our partner The Restorative Workplace.
Restorative Practices Training
Tuesday August 11 – Initial Tools Overview
Thursday August 13 – The Art of I-Statements
Friday August 14 – Initial Tools Overview
Monday August 17 – Community Building
Wednesday August 19 – The Art of Question
Friday August 21 – Trauma and the Brain
Tuesday August 25 – Restorative Justice
Thursday August 27 – Identifying Triggers
Certification in Restorative Practices for Youth
July 27 – August 13, 2020
M,T,W,Th from 1:30 to 3:45 pm
Todays youth are our future. Help them learn how to communicate in a way that they will be heard, and respected.
Whether it’s expressing your feelings about social change, or the rules at home, teens deserve to be listened to. Learning Restorative Practice skills will help their voice be heard.
This program is sponsored by the Rhode Island Department of Education
Our participants feedback:
91.1% of our participants, over the years, would recommend YRP’s training to their friends.
95% felt our new online circles added value to their day.
100% said they were very likely or likely to participate again.
Trinice Holden named to 2020-2021 Class of Women’s Policy Institute Fellows
Restorative Practices – Online Summer Training
Starts August 11th
The world is changing… but having the skills to talk with each other has not. Whether you are on zoom, running a webinar, or trying to buy groceries we all need practical skills to move forward. Soon people will be returning to schools, workplaces and social events. Knowing what triggers you and how to move practically through this world will help make you a better parent, supervisor, administrator, social worker, organizer.
Our certificate training focuses on simple techniques used to address conflict and harmful behavior.
Free Summer Learning Courses for Teens
Training Starts July 27, 2020
What do we want a justice system to accomplish?
The modern judicial system and restorative justice (RJ) both aim to support public peace and safety. But their methods have radically different outcomes.
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Michaela Bland, Skadden Fellow
Rhode Island Center for Justice:
“Restorative Justice is more than circling up every so often or using affirmative statements once in awhile. Restorative justice is a way of life- a concept Trinice Holden understands and actively practices. Trinice Holden challenged us to implement restorative practices into all facets of our lives, and the results, at least for me, have been transformative. Whether it’s at work or in my personal life, the tools I learned at YRP’s trainings have strengthened my relationships with others, enhanced my ability to clearly communicate, and reinforced healthy coping mechanisms. Thanks to YRP’s training, I am able to take the skills I have learned and teach these skills to others around me. Whether it is my coworkers, friends, or students I interact with, each leave with tools of their own to start living a restorative life.”
“I’m so happy that I’m hearing a common language being used throughout my class. Students know that’s it’s safe to share feelings.”
— Cory Howland, School Social Worker at Waddington Elementary School, East Providence, shown here with Debra Poplillo, 3rd grade teacher and Principal, Karen Goncalo.
From Tammy Koller, Assistant Principal, Smithfield High School: “I wish, I wish, I wish I’d had this training years ago. It would have made such a difference in my teaching practice as well as in my parenting. I used this with my young adult children and got such amazing results, and I know it will totally benefit my students. I can’t change what I’ve done in my past educational practices, but moving forward my perspective is totally different thanks to this amazing program. Thank you Julia and Victor!”
Dr. Jenny Chan-Remka, Deputy Superintendent in Woonsocket, says of the 13 local educators who took the training last winter, “They got so much out of it! They practice the skills and they get results. Their kids are willing to deal with conflicts in a peaceful way. This training is a game-changer.”