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Our Services include:



Training / Professional Learning



Direct Service

Services are available:

Hourly, daily, or contractually

Workshop series

Intensives (day-long)

Sliding fee scale; minimum rates may apply.

Our services pursue social and racial justice through:
- Meeting needs of all human beings
- Intentionally building and maintaining authentic relationships
- Living and working together in transparent, inclusive, and collaborative ways
- Maintaining consciousness of beliefs, values, thoughts, and feelings and their connection to words and actions
- Balancing power hierarchies relative to voice and decision agency equitably
- Engaging all members of a community in communication and decision processes
- Seeking differing perspectives and ideas
- Calling out and changing white-centered policies, procedures, norms, standards, language, and actions
- Embracing conflict about ideas as opportunities for growth
- Restoring relationships that are damaged and repairing harm that is caused

Restorative Justice provides a framework, rather than a prescribed, cookie-cutter approach. Outlined below are examples of topics that can be incorporated into the types of services offered. Additional custom offerings are available.

Foundational Understanding

Restorative justice philosophy, framework, and practice


Trauma-informed approaches: Understanding responses to stress

Intersection and Synergy: Restorative, mindfulness, and trauma-informed processes

Critical Topics in Applying a Restorative Justice Framework

Transformative leadership: Planning and overseeing organization-wide change

Developing shared values and collective goals

Creating spaces for restorative and mindfulness practice

Emotional awareness and regulation: Strategies and impact

Restoring well-being following critical incidents

Restorative Justice as Racial Justice

Processes to affirm and embrace racial identity

Promoting justice through everyday language and conversations

Understanding and addressing unhealthy power dynamics

De-centering whiteness through cultural humility and anti-racist action

Restorative justice as a key strategy in dismantling the school to prison pipeline

Use of Circle to reflect on and rewire implicit bias

Specific to Schools

Progressive and restorative discipline: Policy and practice

Tiered practices within a progressive and restorative approach

Alternatives to exclusionary discipline

Growth-oriented in-school suspension

Restorative justice as a key strategy in dismantling the school to prison pipeline

Shifting adult mindsets: Beliefs, values, and action

Using Circles in the classroom

Using Circles for specific meeting processes (i.e. re-entry from suspension, reengagement from long-term absence, IEP meeting, parent-teacher conferences, etc.)

Self care and secondary trauma strategies for staff

Specific to Business Sector

Use of a Restorative Justice framework in business sector

Cultivating emotional culture

Circles as a way of doing business

Restorative approach to employee conduct and evaluation

Skill Attainment

Circle-Keeping (initial, ongoing, and intensive options)
Specific types of Circle trainings include:

   Learning through Circle

   Supporting ways of working through Circle

   Using Circles to promote cross-cultural awareness and understanding

   Circles in response to harm and wrong-doing

   Restoring well-being following critical incidents

Using Restorative Language

Restorative Conversation

Direct Service

Restoring well-being following critical incidents

Addressing significant conflict including situations involving racism or discrimination

Leading mindfulness practice

Group development

Additional & Custom Offerings Available

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PO Box 25-9522
Madison, WI 53725