Restorative Justice Mastery Training

Presented by the Youth Restoration Project and the Sargent Center

To keep classes small, we are only offering the Restorative Justice Mastery Training  this Fall. This program consists of an Initial Tools Overview on November 4th, plus 4 classes. All training sessions are held on-line from 2 – 5pm, including a half-hour break.

  • Restorative Justice Mastery Training:  $499.00.  Requires four sessions in addition to the Overview.

If you need financial assistance to attend, we do have limited scholarship funding available – please email to explain your situation. If you can pay more, you’ll be helping us fund scholarships for those who need them.

Click here for information on Group Rates .

CEU credit is available for teachers and social workers. And we now also offer business training! Our training programs are designed both for Youth Restoration Project and Restorative Workplace participants.

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6 - Initial Overview Training
ON-LINE 2 - 5pm
> Wednesday November 4 - Initial Tools Overview

7 - Practice / Booster Sessions - Select 4.
ON-LINE 2 - 5pm

(Select 4 sessions)
> Tuesday November 10 – The Art of Questions> Thursday November 12 - Community Building> Tuesday November 17 - Trauma Training> Thursday November 19 - I Statements> Tuesday November 24 - Restorative Justice

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Our Class Offerings*

*Not all classes are being offered this Fall.

We also do these trainings at schools and organizations around Rhode Island, and some are open to outside participants.  If you’d like to offer this training at your own location and have 12 or more participants, please email us at to discuss timing and cost.

Identifying Triggers

Identifying Triggers

Each of us is sometimes triggered by other people’s behavior. We’re far more effective in our interpersonal relationships when we understand our triggers and what triggers others. Here we discuss strategies for handling situations that could ignite difficult emotions, clouding our thinking and inflaming our behavior.

Self Care

Self-Care and Self-Circling

What are you bringing to the table yourself, when you try to help with other people’s problems? This session gently guides participants to question, restoratively, their own strengths and weaknesses as they apply Restoration to daily life.

Trauma Brain Science

Trauma / Basic Brain Science

Everyone has lived through some sort of trauma, but some recover more easily than others. We teach simple, proactive techniques that avoid triggering or escalating a trauma-driven response that shuts down communication.

The Art of Questioning

We use games to practice shifting declarative statements into curious and restorative questions that allow the other person room to give an account of what they were thinking – true accountability – and to improve the quality of information received in the answers.

Team Work

Teams that Work

This session gives participants protocols, confidence and a sense of their own agency when tackling a problem or project that needs a working team. We guide participants through ways of identifying and assembling a team that accomplishes its goals.

I statements

The Art of “I” Statements

While “you” statements invite defensiveness and head-butting, learning how to say how it is for me, from my own point of view, gives the other person room to speak for themselves, encouraging the exchange of high-quality dialogue.

community building

Community Building

This session focuses on techniques that help groups – classrooms, colleagues, teams – establish collective values and develop useful guidelines for working, learning or playing together. These protocols help all parties, adults and kids alike, become personally invested in sustaining a high-functioning group.

Restorative Justice

Restorative Justice

RJ is the back-to-the-future revival of the ways in which traditional cultures respond to crime and violations of community norms. We examine the evolution of our modern professionally-driven justice system, contrasting its focus on guilt and punishment with Restoration’s goals of personal accountability and healing.

CEU credit is available for teachers and social workers, for the Initial Mastery and Basic Tools Certificate options.  Social work CEUs are sponsored by the School of Social Work at Rhode Island College.  Teacher’s CEUs require your school district’s approval of YRP as training vendor.  Please call us at (401) 421-6238 or email for more information.