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Circle Keepers

The Restorative Justice Institute of Oklahoma exists to end the retributive and inequitable systems and cultures in Oklahoma. We are an institute that trains leaders in their context to lead restoratively by being trauma-informed, culturally competent, and able to navigate intrapersonal to macro systems. RJIOK is seeking to work with community members of hyper-policed zip codes in North Tulsa to facilitate conflict and support transformative circles in their community. These circles offer community members the opportunity to deal with their own problems in a holistic and restorative way without depending on police or outside agencies’ involvement. After completing the Circle Keeper training, you will be eligible to attend future RJIOK trainings to become an RJIOK certified restorative justice facilitator. 


Our next training for Circle Keepers will be Saturday, June 24th from 9:30 - 4:00 and Sunday, June 25th, from 10 - 4:30. Location: Still She Rises Training Room in North Tulsa (608 E. 46th St. N.). Candidates who live in the zip codes below are eligible for scholarships. Other candidates in Tulsa are invited and welcome for $350. Payment plans can be negotiated with a $50 deposit. 

Ideal candidates are:

People who care deeply about the flourishing of their community. They live, work, or worship in the zip codes 74106, 74126, 74170, 74110, 74115, or 74130. They are relationship-driven people with a view of systemic change. They embrace the nuances of people’s lives and can help people navigate those parts of them. They are committed to continuous learning and growth personally and professionally. They know when and how to be direct when needed, while also giving support to people who make mistakes. 


  • The only education prerequisite is lived experiences. People who have been impacted by the criminal legal system may be prioritized. 

  • Attend the RJIOK Circle Training

  • Good written, verbal, and technological communication skills

  • Personable

  • Problem solver

  • Willing to address conflict and advocate for themselves and others

  • Involved socially with the community

  • Ability to complete forms online following circles (can be done online with phone) 

  • Flexible schedule

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Live, work, or have a child who goes to school in the following Tulsa Zipcodes (74106, 74126, 74170, 74110, 74115, 74130)? 

You likely qualify for free Circle Training and support.

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