- Training on Facilitating Life Skills through Restorative Circles, 20-25 May 2019 for Innisfree House School, Bangalore
This workshop was conducted by Dr. Sangeeta Saksena, Arlene Manoharan, and Swagata Raha for 15 teachers and counsellors of Innisfree House School. During the workshop, participants experienced Restorative Circles and learnt about the concept of Restorative Justice in Education and its linkages with life skills education. Participants also got an opportunity to practice facilitation of Restorative Circles based on life skills.
- Restorative Justice Approaches in Education, 1-3 May 2019, Bangalore
This workshop was conducted by Arlene Manoharan, Child Protection Specialist and Dr. Sangeeta Saksena, Co-founder Enfold Proactive Health Trust. It was attended by 22 participants, comprising counsellors of Swasthi, facilitators from Enfold, and individuals working with children. The workshop focused on the concept of Restorative Justice, understanding the role of Restorative Approaches in school settings, and experiencing facilitation of life skills through Restorative Circle process.
- Harm Circle Training by Sujatha Baliga, 17-19 January 2019, Bangalore
A Harm Circle Training was organised by Enfold Proactive Health Trust from 17-19 January 2019 in Bangalore. The training was imparted by sujatha baliga , Restorative Justice Project, Impact Justice, Oakland, California. sujatha earned her A.B. from Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges and her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania . Today, sujatha is the director of the Restorative Justice Project at Impact Justice, where she assists communities in implementing restorative justice alternatives to juvenile detention and zero-tolerance school discipline policies. The training was attended by 22 participants representing organisations working on restorative justice and with children in conflict with law, survivors of child sexual abuse, and donor agencies from Delhi, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Mumbai, Kolkata, Pune, Raipur, and Nepal. Participants also included individuals working within the juvenile justice system as well as on child rights.
- Workshop on Restorative Approaches and Practices, 1-3 November 2018, Bangalore
This workshop was attended by 21 people across India using or planning to use RJ based circle process with children, families and stakeholders in Observation Home and Children’s Home in the Indian context. Two experts oriented participants to different types of restorative circles. On 1 November, some participants shared their experiences of facilitating restorative processes, the learnings and insights that emerged, as well as questions about the practice, the meaning of “restorative justice”, feasibility, challenges and any other concerns.
On 2 November, L’aura Joy, a Certified Trainer in Nonviolent Communication (CNVC, USA) based in Auroville, and working in the fields of communication, conflict resolution, peace and justice, healing, and decision-making and leadership introduced the participants to Restorative Circles. On 3 November, Sachi Maniar, Founder Director Ashiyana Foundation, shared her experience of using circles in the Observation Home in Mumbai and introduced participants to the circle process.
- Workshop on Restorative Practices and Circle Process by Kushi Kushalappa & Swagata Raha, 1-3 June 2018, Bangalore
With a view to explore the possibilities of applying restorative processes within schools, an experiential workshop was offered by Enfold to facilitators working with children and adults in schools and other settings. The workshop was attended by 26 people and served as an introduction to the concept of restorative justice and circle process.