Introduction to Restorative Justice Circles
Facilitated by the DC Peace Team
Saturday, July 30, 2022: 9:00am-12:30 pm, EST
Location: ONLINE (Zoom link provided after you register in a pop up window and about 24 hrs. before the session)**
For questions contact Jeri Fields,

Restorative Justice, or "RJ," is a philosophy and set of practices that engage the community in building relationships and repairing harm through inclusive dialogue, deep understanding, and shared power.

This session will provide participants a chance to engage with both the theoretical roots and practical tactics of Restorative Justice Facilitation and Philosophy.  Participants will establish a baseline for what, where, and how Restorative Justice manifests itself in our world. Attendees will engage in community building exercises, multimedia presentation, and ample dialogue around the core tenets of "RJ." Finally, participants will have a chance to enter their very own restorative circle, designed in the model that the DC Peace Team uses in the greater Washington, DC community. This will provide attendees with a chance to see, hear, and feel what Restorative Justice in Practice looks like, leading to a deeper understanding of how effective "RJ" can be.

     1. Achieve an understanding of the core questions and tenets of Restorative Justice
     2. Gain familiarity with the many forms of Restorative Practices
     3. Understand the DC Peace Team method of Restorative Circle Keeping  

We request payment of $45-$100 to support our work and help us better serve the community.

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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 accompaniment units, providing training in various nonviolent skills, and facilitating dialogues and restorative justice approaches.
For more information about the DC Peace Team, please visit our website at


Jeri Fields (she/her) is a former educator who serves in her community as a first responder chaplain with a longstanding commitment to the spiritual well-being of all of God’s people. She recently earned a Professional Certificate in Restorative Justice from Vermont Law School. Jeri is inspired by the transforming and healing powers that occur within restorative practices that offer spaces to be brave and vulnerable as personal stories are shared openly with authenticity, deep listening, and respect for others. In her professional and personal life, Jeri is passionate about restorative justice and is an enthusiastic member of the Restorative Justice family of the DC Peace Team.

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