Transformative Circles Facilitator Training

Be a part of a cohort of leaders interested in facilitating RJIOK Transformative Circles across Oklahoma that center relationships, transformation, and accountability over punishment.

Foundation Course

Be a part of the structural change in the culture of Oklahoma's criminal legal system. Strengthen and empower communities. You will leave this course with the foundation required to facilitate transformative circles and accountability circles throughout the state with RJIOK in churches, neighborhoods, and prisons.


We believe that facilitating restorative practices requires a grounding in systems theory, trauma, restorative culture, cultural competence, self-awareness, emotional regulation, race theory, the prison industrial complex, the role of values and spirituality, and nonviolent communication. 


The first cohort launched in September 2020 and focused on community members in OKC and Tulsa.  Our second cohort is specifically for Teach For America alumni.  

Our next community cohort will likely begin in Sept 2021.  Applications for that cohort will go live in June. 

We are also working with specific organizations to offer the Foundations and Facilitator Training.  See below for an overview of the curriculum that can be tailored to your organization's needs.

Session Overview

Sessions run 3 hours

2 Saturday Retreats run 6 hours


Group Orientation

A Culture of Punishment

 Restorative Culture and Discipline

Race and Restorative Justice

Retreat - Racial Historical Trauma and Restorative Practice

Cultural Competence and Restorative Practice

 Restorative and Transformative Justice in Education

 Values, Spirituality, and Restorative Practice

Retreat - Personal Trauma, Anxiety and Restorative Practice

Nonviolent Communication I

 Nonviolent Communication II  

 Bowen Theory, Systems and Anxiety

Conflict Transformation

Support Circles and Closure

Graduation Celebration