The Power of Restorative Justice: Philosophy & Practice

November 26, 27, 28 ( Monday - Wednesday 2018)

8:30 - 4:30

Ray & Vi Donovan
Visiting for Restorative Justice Week (November 18 - 25, 2018) from the United Kingdom, recipients of multiple recognition awards for their work in Restorative Justice.

Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo


Register and pay before November 23, 2018 for a early bird rate of $450 + HST             REGISTER TODAY

$695 + HST  ( see registration for rates.  Special topic, with discounts based on date of registration )

Regular discounts do not apply to this workshop


This three day workshop is a rare opportunity to learn about the positive impact and benefits of a restorative justice approach, from the experience of victims of a serious crime. Vi and Ray have spent the past twelve years using their devastating experience to educate communities, and help create system change in regional policing, and probation.

The aim of this workshop is to enable participants to develop the knowledge, and skills necessary to effectively practice restorative approaches.

The objectives of the workshop include:

  1. An understanding of the principles of restorative justice
  2. Sensitivity and recognition of the needs of others when applying restorative approaches
  3. The ability to identify and practice appropriate restorative approaches in a variety of settings including:
  • A definition of Restorative Justice
  • Why Restorative Justice?
  • A ‘Snapshot’ of the history of RJ in the UK
  • The three ‘Rs’
  • Models of Restorative Justice

The training will include


Vi and Rays personal story

Demonstration and Role play of an Restorative Justice conference


Victim and Participant Sensitivity

Session is about allowing students to identify some of the feeling expressed by victims of crime and other participants in the restorative process


Role Play Scenarios

Case Supervision