Community Listening Circles
Listening Circles offer a safe, just, and equitable space for all voices to be heard on a number of community-defined topics and issues. NRS uses trained facilitators to provide such spaces for community building dialogue.
Coming Fall 2021
Restorative Justice Conferencing
When an offense or harm has been committed, a restorative justice conference may be held to restore the relationship. NRS uses the Real Justice program that is provided by the International Institute of Restorative Practices.
Restorative Practices in Response to Truancy
Traditional methods for dealing with truancy can include fines and removal of the child from his or her home. In East Tennessee, local courts are looking to restorative practices to help end the cycle of truancy.
Community Service Program for Juvenile Offenders
NRS provides the opportunity for juvenile offenders to complete their court-mandated community service hours through this program. Working with an adult volunteer, juveniles learn about restorative justice and ways to make the harm they have done right again.
If you are interested in becoming a restorative justice conference facilitator, NRS provides training in the Real Justice Conferencing method. A representative can also speak to your group about restorative justice and restorative justice practices. If you or your group is interested in learning more, please contact us.