Catholic Mobilizing Network invites you:

WHAT: In this introductory experience, participants will learn about the principles and practices of restorative justice, experience restorative circles, and gain an understanding of their applications in the criminal justice system, parish, ministry, and family life.

WHEN: September 27 (Evening) & September 28 (Morning and Afternoon)

WHERE: Tallahassee, FL

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About the Intensive

Peacemaking circles are a foundational restorative practice that can foster healing for people and relationships impacted by crime. In addition to addressing instances of harm and conflict, circles can be useful tools for storytelling, reflection, and community building.

This intensive is not a facilitator training, but is intended for Catholic leaders who wish to build a deeper understanding of restorative justice practices in their dioceses, networks, ministries, and communities. Through presentations, skilled facilitation, and reflection, participants will:

  • Learn about a variety of applications for circles in ministry and civic life
  • Hear stories and examples of restorative practices as they are used in prison and community settings
  • Participate in circle process as a group
  • Discern and share opportunities to utilize restorative circles in their dioceses, parishes, and communities


A suggested donation of $50 offsets the cost of meals and materials provided. Participants will be provided dinner on Friday, a light breakfast and lunch on Saturday. Each attendee will receive a copy of CMN's recently published book Harm, Healing, and Human Dignity: A Catholic Encounter with Restorative Justice and The Little Book of Circle Process by Kay Pranis. 

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Additional Information

For questions about this event, please contact Caitlin Morneau, Director of Restorative Justice at or 202-541-5290.