Restorative Justice Circles – Facilitator Resources

Have you been trained in Restorative Practices in Schools? Are you facilitating Circles, or looking for help implementing the program in your classroom or school? Check out the resources below for support and information!

Please contact the Topeka Center for Peace and Justice with any questions, or to add a resource that you found helpful and want to share with others!

Online Resources

Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (KIPCOR)

Teaching Restorative Practices with Classroom Circles (San Francisco Unified School District)

Whole School Implementation Guide (San Francisco Unified School District)

“Opening up, students transform a vicious circle,” New York Times April 3, 2013


Restorative Practices – The 7 Questions that Improve Behavior without Punishments

Center for Restorative Practices – Resource Library


Guide Books









Topeka Center for Peace and Justice
Restorative Justice
Peace Camp and Circle Mediation

Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth

Pittsfield Middle High School, New Hampshire “Justice Committee: Using restorative practices to resolve conflicts”

Why We Need Restorative Practices in Schools

Restorative Circles, Pt. 2

Transforming Conflict, Video Gallery

The “Why” of Restorative Practices in Spokane Public Schools


Forms and Handouts

Highland Park High School: Post-Circle Form

Various forms from Jefferson County Public Schools, Louisville, KY
-Visual Aids
-Agreement Forms
-Circle Assessments
-Trouble Shooting
-Planning Guides

Overview from International Institute for Restorative Practices