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This figure, highlighting seven interlocking components for whole-school restorative practices implementation, was created by Tarek Maassarani and Restorative DC and is included here with permission from T. Maassarani.

GCC supports districts  and individual schools through training and capacity building in Restorative Practices. We focus on building and sustaining  healthy relationships, transforming conflict into opportunities to repair harm, increase empathy, and to create just and equitable learning environments. 

GCC promotes the implementation of restorative practices throughout the school community as a research-based model for effecting positive culture change and socio-emotional learning growth for students and adults. This culture change process happens over a three- to five-year implementation period with a focus on seven interlocking components.

In addition to supporting individual schools with whole-school implementation of restorative practices, GCC also offers a range of trainings and professional learning to support the shift toward restorative practices and positive school culture and climate. Below is a menu of training and professional learning opportunities.

Please contact  John Lash, GCC Executive Director, at to explore pricing, training or technical assistance that is right for your school.

upcoming events

Spring 2020 Restorative Circles Workshop

Note: this workshop is now a 5-module virtual training series. Please email to find out more!


Spring 2020 Restorative Circles Workshop

Georgia Conflict Center (GCC) is facilitating a Restorative Practices Virtual Training Series for Athens-area community partners who want to learn the basics of restorative circles for their community or school-based work.  This 5-module workshop is currently under way. Should you be interested in learning more, feel free to email

This 5-module Restorative Practices Virtual Training Series is for teachers, youth workers, school support staff, and other professionals who wish to incorporate restorative practices principles and technology into the work of their school/organization/agency. The workshops focus on the foundations of restorative justice principles, strengthening a restorative mindset, and the fundamentals of restorative circles: proactive community-building circles, and responsive processes to holistically address harm and conflict.

Daniel Malec

Restorative Schools Program Manager

Georgia Conflict Center

(706) 206-7472

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