RJ Support Materials

Looking for Guiding / Prompting Questions or for the Classroom Commitment docuuments? Download the below:

My Commitment to My Classroom

Guiding / Prompting Questions for Circles

RJ Trainings - Fall

Program Leaders


Joel Friesz is the Director of Youth Interventions for Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota. Joel has worked in the field of Restorative Justice since 2005 and instantly felt a connection and passion for restorative processes. Joel and his team work with communities across North Dakota to implement restorative practices into schools, the juvenile justice system, adult corrections, placement facilities, and other community entities. In recent years, Joel has conducted trainings in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Canada.  Joel currently serves on the North Dakota Juvenile Justice State Advisory Group, a position he has held since 2013. In 2016, Joel completed the Reducing Racial & Ethnic Disparities in Juvenile Justice Certificate Program at Georgetown University. Joel is a nationally certified Green Dot Bystander Intervention Community Instructor for reducing power-based personal violence. In June 2017, Joel was elected to the National Association of Community and Restorative Justice (NACRJ) Leadership Team.  Joel holds a Master’s degree from University of Mary in Strategic Leadership.


Kelli Adams works as a Restorative Practices in Schools Team Lead for Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota. Kelli was a Middle School Educator for 33 years who “rewired” to continue working with youth and educators using both restorative justice and the circle process through her role with Lutheran Social Services.  Additionally, Kelli is a certified trainer for the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP).  Kelli earned both her bachelor and Master’s degrees from University of North Dakota and has taught at the elementary, middle, and college levels.


“Wonderful training & trainers. I can’t wait to try this out to help resolve conflicts.”

“This was so beneficial. I wish it lasted longer!”

“It really changed my thinking of how to talk & listen to students.”

“I thoroughly enjoyed this training & found it to be extremely useful.”

“This was one of the best trainings I have ever attended.  All of the information was relevant and able to be
applied to a variety of situations.”

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