Restorative Justice Circle Training
Sponsored by the DC Peace Team
Sat. December 1st, 1:00-5:00 pm
Location: Catholic University of America, Happel Room in Caldwell Hall

Restorative Justice is a philosophy and set of practices that engage community in building relationships and repairing harm through inclusive dialogue, deep understanding, and shared power. This workshop will be largely experiential and learning-by-doing. The skills learned can be modified and applied in many facets of life, including schools, neighborhoods, workplaces, justice system, families, etc.

1. Gain familiarity with the basic philosophy of restorative justice
2. Experience the peacemaking circle method
3. Learn the steps and skills of basic circle keeping

This is an interactive workshop led by energetic trainers with years of experience as both practitioners and scholars in the field.

Payment is a sliding scale for what you are able to offer from $25-$45, but it is not mandatory because no one will be turned away for being unable to pay. Checks should be written out to DC Peace Team and mailed to Eli McCarthy, 6509 41st Avenue, University Park, MD 20782.

This training is provided by the DC Peace Team, which empowers ordinary civilians to increasingly serve their communities particularly as nonviolent peacekeepers, and by extension as peacemakers and peacebuilders. The DC Peace Team lives this mission by: deploying unarmed civilian protection and peacekeeping units, providing training in various nonviolent skills, offering peace education for children and adults, and facilitating dialogues and restorative justice approaches

For more information about the DC Peace Team, please visit our website at

For questions, contact Eli McCarthy at

Sal Corbin offers trainings in Active Bystander Intervention and conflict mediation. He has worked for 15 years in academia as a Psychology professor before transitioning to nonprofit work. He has done Workforce Development training and program management and is currently a Housing Specialist for Friendship Place and a Program Coordinator for the National Reentry Network for Returning Citizens. His vision is to help others build and maintain healthy relationships, with conflict management as the primary focus. His extensive background in leadership facilitation supports his efforts to keep showing up and sharing.

Leah Landry is a passionate Restorative Justice practitioner. She spent the last year facilitating circles and providing case management for young women affected by violence and incarceration on the south side of Chicago. She led a mentoring program with young men detained in the Juvenile Justice Center in South Bend and is co-facilitating peace circles at the McKenna Center for a group of men experiencing homelessness. Currently, she is the Volunteer Program Coordinator at Catholic Charities where she is working to incorporate the circle process into volunteer reflections. Leah has a BA in Peace Studies and Spanish from the University of Notre Dame and is passionate about building just and equitable communities.

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