Past Training, Workshops and Technical Assistance


TCRJ has provided training sessions, workshops and technical assistance on Restorative Justice in the following contexts:

Government settings, NGOs, Civil and Religious organizations (in the US and internationally)

  • Assessment services for Integrated Justice Systems International (IJSI) Justice Sector project in Liberia (2018).
  • Training on “Restorative Justice approaches to combat human trafficking” conducted for Criminal Police, Investigators, Women’s union representatives, staff of organization working with victims and survivors of human trafficking (Vinh and Hanoi, Vietnam, March 2016).
  • Workshop on The Applications and Benefits of Restorative Justice for the staff and volunteers of the juvenile prison in Nisida, Naples (Naples, October 2013)
  • Conference on Beyond the Bars: Restorative Justice for the Diaconia Valdese Fiorentina and the religious and civilian volunteers in prisons (Florence, Italy, October 2013)
  • Lecture on Restorative Justice and Organized Crime for the Class Identity-Based Conflicts at the U.S. Institute of Peace (Washington, DC, October 6, 2010)
  • Workshop on Neighborhood and Reconciliation for the Johenning Baptist Community Center and the D.C. Baptist Convention (Washington, DC, June 2010)
  • Commissioner work on issues of Restorative Justice for the Truth Commission on Conscience in War (New York City and Washington, DC: March and November 2010)
  • Facilitations of Restorative Processes Conferences and Circles at Fairfax Public Country Schools for the Northern Virginia Mediation Services (Fairfax Counties, Virginia, 2010-2011)
  • Workshops on Restorative Justice at the women retreat “Refresh Her 2009”, for the D.C. Baptist Convention (Washington, DC, May 2009)
  • Workshops in English, Spanish and Italian on Restorative Justice: Promise and Challenge for a Social Transformation for the Global Baptist Peace Conference (Rome, Italy, February 2009)
  • Workshop on Restorative Justice and Organized Crime: A Challenge to Overcome the Culture of Mafia for the Annual Meeting of the Association for Conflict Resolution (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 2007)
  • Presentation on Principles and Values of Restorative Justice for the Baptist Church in Campania and the Baptist Church in Naples, Via Foria (Naples, Italy, April 2007)
  • Workshop on Restorative Justice: Promises and Challenges for a Social Transformation for Caritas Hermanos Indígenas y Migrantes, A.C. (Mexico City, Mexico, (September, October 2006)
  • Workshop on Processes to overcome the Mafia System: Restorative Justice for the Community of Arca di Lanzo del Vasto (Belpasso, Catania, Italy, August 2006)
  • Presentation on An Overview of Restorative Justice for the Fairfax County Public School (Fairfax, Virginia, December 2005)
  • Workshop on Restorative Justice for the National Conference Overcoming the Mafia System (Palermo, Italy, May 2005)
  • Workshop on Developing a Culture of Peace: The Contribution of Restorative Justice for the Center of Civil and Criminal Mediation “C.R.I.S.I.” (Bari, Italia, May 2005)

Academic Settings (in the US and internationally)

  • Workshop on Restorative Justice and Organized Crime at the Fourth National Conference on Restorative Justice, University of Toledo (Toledo, Ohio, USA, June 2013)
  • Lecture on Restorative Justice and Organized Crime for the class on Restorative Justice of the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at the Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Virginia (Online lecture, March 2013)
  • Workshop on Victims’ Assistance and Restoration of Harm at the forum for the XXV Week of Psychology – Restoration and Rehabilitation, for the Graduate School of Psychology (Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico, May 2010)
  • Lecture on Restorative Justice and Truth Commissions for the for the Starr King School for the Ministry, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California (Online class, March 2010)
  • Workshop presentation on Restorative Justice as a Paradigm for Reconciliation for the Forum on Women, Religion and Globalization. The Desire to Fix it: Issues of Reconciliation at the Divinity School, Yale University (New Haven, Connecticut, April 2008)
  • Assist-Teaching class on Restorative Justice at the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding, Summer Peacebuilding Institute, Eastern Mennonite University (Harrisonburg, Virginia, May 2006 and 2007).
  • Presentation on Restorative Justice Process at George Mason University (Fairfax, Virginia, November 2006)
  • Conference presentation on Introduction to Restorative Justice for the School of Canonic Law of the Pontifical University of Mexico (Mexico City, Mexico, September 2006)
  • Lectures on Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Restorative Justice for the Washington Semester Program, American University (Washington, DC, since Dec. 2005)
  • Presentation on The Paradigm of Restorative Justice at the Law School of the University of Foggia; the School of Philosophy of the University of Palermo and the University of Peace Studies in Pisa (Foggia, Palermo and Pisa, Italy, May 2005)
  • Lectures on Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Restorative Justice for the School of Public Affairs, American University (Washington, DC, since Nov. 2004)

Mexico, USAID-funded projects

  • Research, report, briefing papers and newsletter articles on Restorative Justice for Tetra Tech-DPK (August/September 2015)
  • Training on Human Trafficking and Law Enforcement and workshops on Restorative Justice: A New Paradigm for the Victims of Crime, for the Attorney General’s Office (Mexico City and Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico, February 2010)
  • Training for Trainers: The Process of Restorative Justice, Step by Step, for the Center of Victims Assistance and the Supporting Program to the Rule of Law in Mexico/USAID (Mexico City, MexicoNovember 2009)
  • Training on Restorative Justice Processes and Conflict Transformation for the Coalition of Victims Advocates organizations, Victims Assistance Groups, with the support of the Supporting Program to the Rule of Law in Mexico (Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, October 2009)
  • Coordination of Judicial Exchanges-Study Tour to Italy, with visits to and dialogues with anti-mafia institutions and citizen organizations, to facilitate the exchange of information and partnership between communities and organizations working to combat crime and violence at the local, national and international level. Organized in collaboration with Attorney General Offices and Citizen Participation Councilsof Mexican States of Baja California, Chihuahua, Hidalgo, Tabasco y Zacatecas; with the U.S. Attorney General Offices of Idaho, New Mexico y North Dakota; and the Supporting Program to the Rule of Law in Mexico/USAID (Rome, Sicily, Calabria, Italy, June 2009)
  • Workshop on Principles and Practices of Restorative Justice, for the Attorney General’s Office of Baja California (Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, August 2009)
  • Workshops on Trauma Healing for the Supporting Program to the Rule of Law in Mexico/USAID (Ciudad Juárez and Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico, January 2009)
  • Workshops on Restorative Justice, Human Trafficking and Conflict Transformation: Strategies of Community Collaboration and on Restorative Justice and Organized Crime: Challenges and Hope for the Supporting Program to Victims of Human Trafficking in Mexico and the Federal District Attorney’s Office (Mexico City, Mexico, December 2008)
  • Workshop on The Importance of the Community in the Identification of Victims and Potential Victims , for the Attorney General’s Office (Mexico City, Mexico, October 2008)
  • Training on The Restorative Justice Conference: An Effective Practice to Combat Juvenile Crime, at the International Conference on Restorative Justice: Humanizing the Justice Process, for the Supporting Program to the Rule of Law in Mexico/USAID (Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico, September 2008)
  • Workshops on Restorative Justice: Promise and Challenges for a Social Transformation for the Supporting Program to the Rule of Law in Mexico/USAID (Ciudad Juárez and Chihuahua, Chihuahua; Oaxaca, Oaxaca; Mexico City; Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico: September-October 2006, June and September 2008)

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