Training & Conference Events

To add a posting of a training, conference or learning event, contact NACRJ with all information.  Listings will be removed once the event dates have passed. 

June 25-26, August 13-14, August 20-21, 2018

Restorative Practices and Circles Training

Organizer: Neutral Zone and Eastern Michigan University

Location: Eastern Michigan University Campus in Ypsilanti, MI

General Information: Click Here

Fee: $350.00

Registration: Click Here

June 27-29, August 22-24, 2018

Train the Trainer (Restorative Practices and Circles)

Organizer: Neutral Zone and Eastern Michigan University

Location: Eastern Michigan University Campus in Ypsilanti, MI

General Information: Click Here

Fee: $850.00

Registration: Click Here

August 15, 2018

The Power of Restorative Conversation in Your School and Community 

Organizer: Center for Dispute Resolution, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law (C-DRUM)

Location: SMC Campus Center, 621 West Lombard Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

General Information: Click Here

Fee: $125

Registration: Click Here

August 16-17, 2018

Introduction to Restorative Justice and Circles 

Organizer: Resolutions Northwest

Location: Northwest Health Foundation, 221 NW Second Ave, Suite 300, Portland, OR 97209

General Information: Click Here

Fee: $240 per day

Registration: Click Here

August 27-28, 2018

Transformative Dialogue

Organizer: Quantum Circles Consulting and Training

Location: Victoria, TX

General Information: Click Here

Fee: $200

Registration: Click Here

September 16-19, 2018

International Community Corrections Association - Doing What Matters

Organizer:  International Community Corrections Association

Location:   San Antonio, TX

Conference Flyer:  Click Here

Theme: Doing What Matters - Research Based Practice

Sub-Theme:  Restorative Justice Practices in Re-entry

Featured Keynote Speaker:  Rep. Pete Lee, Colorado House of Representative (NACRJ Member)

Preconference RJ Workshop (Sept. 16, 2018) - Restorative Justice Philosophy:  Applications with Reentry Processes

Instructors:  Dr. Michael J. Gilbert, Executive Director, NACRJ

           Robert Rico, Instructor, UTSA, Member NACRJ Advisory Council

 Registration:  Click Here

Book Your Room:  Click Here (The "Group" rate for the event close on Aug. 22, 2018 at 5 pm CST)

September 21-23, 2018

Language of Shalom

Organizer: Quantum Circles Consulting and Training

Location: Richmond Hill Retreat Center, Richmond, VA

General Information: Click Here

Fee: $220

Registration: Click Here

Oct. 26-31, 2018

Community Peacebuilding Residential Immersion (Part 2)

Organizer:  River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding

Location:  Gainesville, FL

General Information:   Click Here

Admission:  Participants must complete Part I of the Immersion in order to participate in Part II.  For questions or more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

November 8-9, 2018

Maryland's 7th Restorative Justice Conference-  "Restorative Justice: Vision and Practice"       

Organizer: Circle of Restorative Initiatives (CRI)

Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore County

General Information: Click Here

Fee:$145 (Before September 1st), $180 (After September 1st)

Registration: Click Here

IIRP Training Opportunities Near You

The International Institute of Restorative Pracitces (IIRP) offers a variety of training programs around the nation. 

Access an Interactive Map of IIRP Training Events (dates, locations and time)

Center for Justice and Peacebuilding - Training Opportunities

The Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite Univesity offers a wide range of training opportunities relevant to restorative and community justice theory and practice.  In the summers they offer programs in their Summer Peacebuilding Institute.  Training programs are also offered at other times of the year.     

National Conferences

Our 6th NACRJ Conference was held in Oakland, CA on June 16-18, 2017 with three pre-conference training sessions on June 15, 2017.  We had 1,319 attendees, terrific keynote/plenary sessions and cultural performances, nearly 300 presentations, an awards ceremony, and a concert by "dead prez".  

Audio recordings of keynotes, interviews, photos and more can be found on the 2017 Conference page.

Check out past NACRJ Conferences in 2013, 2015, 2017 on the Conferences tab.

Planning for our 7th NACRJ Conference is progressing nicely.  It will be in Denver, CO (June 14-16, 2019) with Pre-Conference Training Sessions on June 13, 2019.  Put it on your calendar.  We want to see you there.

In 2021, the 8th NACRJ Conference will be held in Chicago, IL.  We look forward to being in Chi-Town. 

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