Customized Workshops and Trainings:

RPIC’s seasoned trainers and curricula authors design and facilitate workshop/training modules based on a community group or organization’s specific needs and area of skills improvement.  Through our fee-for-service programming, our trainers can customize an immersion into restorative community circles, restorative justice modalities, conflict resolution tools, and general implementation of Restorative Practices for the interested organization.

For inquiries about individualized organizational training, please contact our Program Director, Vanessa M. Petti: 562.435.8184;

RPIC Annual Trainings:

CCEJ trains community members to incorporate restorative practices in their individual lives, families, places of work and communities at-large. Through our annual trainings, community members can become certified to volunteer with RPIC programming (restorative justice case referrals and/or facilitate organizational workshops)

Training Arc for RPIC Program Volunteers

“Healing Harms” Restorative Justice, Circle Keeper Volunteer Training (45 hours): This annual 45-hour training prepares community members to co-facilitate circles for our restorative justice case referral program. This requires a multi-part training arc.  Participants develop and learn the skills necessary to be a circle keeper for cases diverted from police departments, courts and juvenile justice related systems.

Through this training, you will deepen your understanding of restorative justice philosophy and your practical experience co-facilitating restorative circles for our diversion programs.  You will explore tools to create a space for families and community to come together and collectively determine meaningful healing steps when harm or conflict occurs. Upon completion of our training, volunteers have the opportunity to co-facilitate community mediation sessions and/or restorative justice circles for our RPIC Case Referral Program.

We require a one year commitment from Healing Harms volunteers.  *No volunteer commitment is necessary to join Part A, “Intro to Restorative Justice.”

Click here to learn more about our Summer 2018 Training Arc

To sign-up for alerts for future “Healing Harms” training, please contact Director of Restorative Practices in Communities, Vanessa M. Petti:; 562.435.8184.

“Cultivating Compassion” Community Mediation Certification Training (25 hours): RPIC offers an annual 25-hour mediation certification training.  Our training introduces the core principles and methods of Alternative Dispute Resolution. The training is designed to mediate community disputes including neighbor, workplace, organizational partnership, and interpersonal conflicts. During this training participants will be introduced to principles and concepts of Restorative Justice Practices. This training complies with the DRPA 25 hour training regulations.

To sign-up for an alert for future Mediation Certification Trainings, please contact RPIC Training Coordinator Rachel Baker:; (562) 435-8184 ext. 242.

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Please make sure to tell us about your nominee in your 1-2 pages by including the following:

1) Significant contributions to the Greater Los Angeles or Long Beach Community in the area of social justice/human relations
2) How they promote respect and justice among all people regardless of differences in race, religion, ethnicity, ability, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity
3) How they demonstrate commitment to social justice and human relations by way of service (if it’s at work, then above and beyond their paid scope of work)
4) Ways they foster inter-group, inter-faith cooperation
5) How they are connected to the Greater Los Angeles or Long Beach area