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Intro to Restorative Justice (May 2024)

May 17 @ 12:00 pm 3:30 pm EDT

Join CMN this May for a virtual introductory workshop on restorative justice to learn basic concepts and practices related to the application of restorative justice in ministry.

This 3.5-hour workshop is ideal for individuals who are new to restorative justice and restorative practices.

This virtual event will take place via Zoom conference. It will not be recorded. This event is highly participatory. Attendees are asked to arrive on time and stay for the entirety of the event.

Cost & Registration

Suggested Donation: $50. If you have questions about registration, or wish to donate a different amount, email lucie@catholicsmobilizing.org.

Participants will receive a packet of materials including:

Goals & Learning Objectives

Through exercises, reflection, and sharing, “Intro to Restorative Justice” participants will:

  • LEARN about core principles of restorative justice and how they connect with Catholic teaching
  • HEAR stories of restorative practices being applied in Catholic parish and ministry settings
  • EXPERIENCE a restorative practice with fellow ministry leaders
  • REFLECT on opportunities for restorative approaches in their lives and ministries

Featured Presenter

Felix Rosado is co-founder of Let’s Circle Up, a restorative justice project created at Graterford State Prison in 2007. While incarcerated, he also co-coordinated the Alternatives to Violence Project and led several other justice and peacebuilding initiatives. In 2016, he earned his Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies degree from Villanova University. Felix spent 27 years fighting a death by incarceration sentence (more commonly known as life without parole) from which he was released in 2022. He currently serves as Program Coordinator of Healing Futures, a youth restorative justice diversion program, with the Youth Art & Self-empowerment Project in Philadelphia.

Watch this video to learn about Felix’ Restorative Justice story: From Prison to Peacemaker.


Caitlin Morneau serves as Director of Restorative Justice at Catholic Mobilizing Network. She was the lead adaptor for CMN’s faith formation guide, Harm, Healing and Human Dignity: A Catholic Encounter with Restorative Justice, and led the collaborative creation of Paths of Renewed Encounter: A Restorative Justice Engagement Guide for Catholic Communities. Caitlin holds an MA in Conflict Transformation from the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University and is trained in circle process and restorative community conferencing.

Lucie Martinot-Lagarde is CMN’s Restorative Justice Program Manager. A native of France, she graduated with an MA in Conflict Transformation from the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University, with a focus on trauma healing. Lucie has experience living and working in cross-cultural and cross-denominational contexts, serving as a spiritual companion and circlekeeper, and supporting the implementation of restorative practices in public schools.