The River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding offers a comprehensive community model that takes the approach of addressing conflict and violence with a continuum of prevention, intervention and restorative strategies involving youth and adult populations, including those healing from the otherwise lasting impact of trauma.

Upcoming Trainings

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NEIGHBORHOOD JUSTICE - 6 Part Webinar Series

Dates: 8/29, 9/26, 10/30, 11/14, 12/12 and 1/19/20

Location: Via zoom webinar

Join RPCP and partners for a 6 month webinar series to build knowledge, capacity, and resources to develop and facilitate your own community justice process that is centered around and with community residents who are most affected by injustice and incarceration. Beginning August 2019, each webinar will be 1 ½ hours and co-facilitated by Jhody Polk and various social justice champions across the U.S. The webinar series will include 1 free private coaching session with Jhody Polk and will give you access to partnerships and resources to identify, address, and transform injustice in your local communities! For more information and to apply, click here.


Restorative Justice Practitioner Training

Dates: October 24, 25 from 9AM- 5PM

Location: Gainesville, Florida

This two-day experiential training introduces teachers, law enforcement, social service providers and community members to the core principles and practices of Restorative Justice Circles. Participants learn the difference between a punitive and restorative approach. It is a process that offers both victims and those who caused harm an opportunity to seek answers and accountability to begin to repair the damage caused by conflict and/or crime. Over the course of the training, participants engage in role plays and activities which put theory into practice.

For more information click here.


Peacebuilder Residential 

Dates: Friday, October 18, 6PM -Sunday, October 27, 2 PM Location: Gainesville, Florida

Join us a for this nine-day interactive and engaging immersion experience at a retreat center in the beauty of the Gainesville, Florida countryside. Modeled after the River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding’s comprehensive community model, participants will receive vital skills and training in restorative justice practices, trauma responsive care and resilience building, social/emotional learning, dialogues and facilitation necessary for empowering action and peace within one’s self, family and community. This intimate immersion is tailored for 12 - 15 participants.

For more information and to apply, click here.