Trainings & Presentations


Txt4Life Annual Conference 2016

Thursday May 12th, FREE, Timberlake Lodge

TXT4Life Annual Conference Flyer – 2016



Speaking Event: Restorative Practices in Schools – Margaret Thorsborne and Kay Pranis


Marg and Kay 10-15


On October 30th 2015, Margaret Thorsborne and Kay Pranis lead a conference of volunteers, educators and human service professionals, speaking on their expereiences and expertise on the use of Restorative Practices in schools and in the criminal justice system. This event was coordinated and hosted by the Carlton County Restorative Justice Program.
Margaret Thorsborne is an internationally renowned authority in Restorative Practices in schools. Marg comes to us from Australia and speaks to educators and school administrators around the world on effective, sustainable responses to challenging behaviors in schools. Join Marg in the morning as she conducts restorative conferences using your stories, behaviors, and struggles you are faced with every day in the teaching profession.

Kay Pranis is an internationally known expert on peacemaking circles and Restorative Justice. Kay will spend the afternoon focusing on how Restorative Justice and Restorative Practices increase safety in schools and the community.


Training and Event Calendar (Restorative Justice) – More 2016 Dates Coming SOON!

  • Volunteer Training for Sentencing Circle Community Members – January 22, May 21, September 24
  • Circle Keeper Training – The program will be offering circle keeper training to interested volunteers. The training is 4 days and 4 hours of participating in an actual circle. The training will equip participants to keep an active sentencing circle Training dates are: February 3, 5, 10, 12
  • Lead Circle Keeper Training – Lead circle training will be for existing circle keepers. The training is designed to increase the level of skill of established circle keepers and give those trained the ability to lead sentencing circles in our county: March 5, 12, 19, 26
  • Volunteer Gatherings (2016) – Volunteer gatherings will be scheduled for current volunteers to discuss current pressing issues and further develop skills related to sentencing circles. These gatherings are planned for 5:30pm at the Carlton County Human Services Building (14 North 11th Street, Cloquet, MN 55720) and meals will be provided. A reminder notice will be sent out prior to these gatherings. The dates are scheduled for: February 9th, May 10th and August 9th 2016
  • Volunteer Recognition Dinner (2016) – November 3rd 2016
  •  Jail Talk (2016)– This is a class for youth participating in circles or RJ processes in our county. Prisoners from the BOP come in and have a dialogue with youth about making good decisions in life. This class will be held at the Carlton County Public Health and Human Services Building at 14 North 11th Street, Cloquet, MN 55720 and is scheduled from 5:30 – 7pm on: February 29th, April 11th, June 13th, August 15th, October 17th, December 19th
  • RJ 101 Think First (2016) -– RJ 101 is an SEL class designed to show youth the effects of crime on family their community and victims. RJ101 puts a face and name to who has been impacted by crimes that have been committed.This class will be held at the Carlton County Public Health and Human Services Building at 14 North 11th Street, Cloquet, MN 55720 and is scheduled from 5pm – 7pm on: January 13th, March 16th, May 18th, July 13th. September 14th, November 16th.

Always check in advance with the RJ Coordinator to confirm event dates. Cancellations due to weather or other unexpected situations may occur.
Time and location of each event will be announced at least one week prior to the event date.