Restorative Justice Volunteer Circle Keeper



Start Date


End Date


Time Commitment

A few hours per week


Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


California Conference for Equality & Justice
3711 Long Beach Boulevard
Long Beach
United States



Since 1963, the California Conference for Equality and Justice (CCEJ) has worked to transform communities and end discrimination, oppression and injustice. CCEJ’s programs raise awareness, heal conflicts and bridge differences. CCEJ creates change both at the interpersonal level, by working with youth and adults to change hearts and minds, and at the systemic level, by advocating for policy shifts and structural change. CCEJ works in many contexts where differences and conflict exist and can be resolved—in schools, businesses and neighborhoods. By embracing differences and striving for understanding, CCEJ seeks to build a unified, peaceful and inclusive Southern California, with justice for all.

CCEJ’s Restorative Practices in Communities (RPIC) program works to interrupt the overcriminalization of youth, particularly youth of color, while empowering families and communities at large to respond to and heal from harm and conflict. We receive case referrals from traditional legal systems such as police departments and courts as well as from community members, families, schools, group homes, public housing and community based organizations. To learn more about our work, please visit


RPIC is offering our annual Healing Harms Volunteer Circle Keeper training this August through September. We are looking for community members with diverse life experiences across Los Angeles County to serve as circle keepers and/or training facilitators in our restorative justice work. Community leaders, social justice advocates, formerly incarcerated people, healing practitioners, elders, and change agents are encouraged to apply. To learn more about the training, please visit


In order to be a volunteer circle keeper or trainer/facilitator with our program, you must complete our full Parts A-D training arc.

Part A: Introduction to Restorative Justice

  • Friday August 10th, 9 AM – 5 PM @ Kaiser Permanente Watts Counseling and Learning Center, Los Angeles
  • Saturday August 11th, 9 AM – 5 PM @ CCEJ Office, Long Beach
  • Saturday August 18th, 9 AM – 5 PM @ CCEJ Office, Long Beach

Register here:

Deadline: Extended through Friday, August 3rd

Part A Cost: $125/per person (includes materials and meals)

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Part B: “Healing Harms” – 4 hours of independent study

Part C: Circle Keeper Training @ CCEJ Office, Long Beach

  • Wednesday August 22nd, 6 PM – 9 PM
  • Wednesday August 29th, 6 PM – 9 PM
  • Wednesday September 5th, 6 PM – 9 PM
  • Saturday September 15th, 10 AM – 6 PM
  • Wednesday September 19th, 6 PM – 9 PM

Part D: Professional Development @ CCEJ Office, Long Beach

  • Saturday October 13th, 10 AM – 1 PM

Register here:

Deadline: August 6th

Parts B-D Cost: $125/per person (includes materials and meals)

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August 10th:

Kaiser Permanente Watts Counseling and Learning Center

1465 E 103rd St.

Los Angeles, CA 90002

ALL other training dates:

CCEJ Office

3711 Long Beach Blvd #1017

Long Beach, CA 90807


  • Gain knowledge about the foundations of restorative practices in communities
  • Explore ways to integrate restorative practices into your day-to-day life
  • Learn restorative circle keeping skills to build community and respond to harm and conflict
  • Support juvenile justice diversion and related efforts across LA County
  • Join the movement to build a more restorative Southern California
  • Build community with fellow volunteers


  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must submit volunteer training application
  • Must consent to a LiveScan background check (criminal convictions do not necessarily disqualify you from service)
  • Must pay training fees - $125 for Part A, $125 for Parts B-D (limited scholarships available based on need)


  • Complete 50hr Parts A-D Healing Harms volunteer training program
  • Commit to 1 year of service with CCEJ RPIC Volunteer Team
  • Support a minimum of 3 case referrals from start to finish - approx. 15+ hours per case
  • Attend 4 quarterly professional development sessions throughout the year

Fee Required


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