Restorative Justice:

Be The Change You Seek

Lets think about a time in our life when we have caused harm or when someone harmed us.

What was done or not done to make it right?

Register for Restorative Justice Training

Restorative Justice Is A Philosophy That Encourages Meaningful Dialogue Among Shareholders Within A Safe Space. In Other Matters, Restorative Justice Is Utilized To Resolve Conflict Between All Parties Involved Without Placing Blame On What One May Consider The ‘Offender’. Restorative Justice Seeks To Resolve The Root Cause(S) In Order To Prevent Any Re-Occurrences.

Restorative Justice Relies Less On Traditional Judicial Processing, And More On Victim, Community, And Reprobate-Centered Practices That Hold Individuals Who Have Caused Harm Accountable For Their Actions. Restorative Practices Ensure That The Consequences Of Harms And Offenses Meet The Specific Needs And Desires Of Victims And Community Members, While Attending To Improvement In The Individual Who Have Caused Harm Competencies So As To Prevent Future Harmful Behavior On The Wrongdoer’s Part.

Restorative Justice is reactive in approach while Restorative Practices has the opportunity to be proactive.

Restorative justice is not simply a way of reforming the criminal justice system, it is a way of transforming the entire legal system, our family lives, our conduct in the workplace, our practice of politics. Its vision is of holistic change in the way we do justice in the world (Braithwaite, 2003)


Dr. Jones has presented her work in various settings on how to implement Restorative Justice and restorative practices in the home, educational settings, and the community. She utilizes the philosophy of Restorative Justice to provide an alternative approach to punitive measures; reducing the school-to-prison pipeline and creating safer homes and communities.

She has been identified as a Restorative Justice Practitioner Scholar with several years of research and teaching experience. If you are looking for ways to create a dialogue in a safe place built on the values of each shareholder, contact Shaniqua for a consultation.

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These presentations give a brief overview of how one can envision utilizing Restorative Justice and restorative practices in any setting.

Talking Circle: Women in Leadership

Implementing Talking Circles in a Living Learning Community

Two-Day Restorative Justice Training

facilitated by Dr. Shaniqua Jones

This training is ideal for youth, community activists, educators, volunteers, law enforcement agents, social workers, etc. of all ages who want to experience and practice the principles of Restorative Justice as a way to build community and handle matters of harm. Each participant will receive the Dr. Shaniqua Jones’ Restorative Justice and Restorative Practice Training Manual along with other materials. In collaboration with Trinity Christian College Social Work and Psychology Departments, 15 CEUs or CEs are offered for this training.

The two-day Restorative Justice Training includes facilitation, training manual, materials, and presentation. Continental breakfast and lunch provided.

Friday, December 8 & Saturday, December 9, 2017
Trinity Christian College – Heritage Science Center Classroom 014
6601 West College Drive
Palos Heights, Illinois 60463

Early bird registration fee $199 until November 15, 2017
Regular registration fee $250

  • Limited to 20 participants
  • Each participant must complete the registration form in its entirety