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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Trainings

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Best practice diversity training links leadership skills, intentional strategy, employee education, and a business case for diversity. RICJ's diversity program can help organizations address contemporary issues involving the changing nature of our nation's workforce. Tangible, hands-on approaches to creating a healthy and productive community environment are presented which can be adapted by managers and employees alike. 


Rhode Island for Community and Justice (RICJ) recognizes that we all have differences that have an impact on our daily experiences. When not addressed, our differences can lead to conflict in spaces where we engage in intentional community, such as at work, in school, or in community and faith groups. RICJ will work with you to align your organizational culture, policies and practices with social justice values. Our approach may include standalone sessions, a series of sessions, or leadership coaching, depending on the needs of your organization.

We understand every workplace culture is different, so each session is customized to suit your organization’s needs. We complete an intentional needs assessment with potential clients before we begin any partnership. This needs assessment could include focus groups, one on one meetings, meeting observation, an online survey, or some combination, allowing us to customize the work around your organization’s particular goals, priorities, and needs.

Want to learn more about our facilitators? Take a look at our bios here.

If you are interested in having RICJ facilitate a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion training for your organization, please contact us by phone at (401)-467-1717x1 or by e-mail at 

Our Approach
Focus Areas


The main goal for all of our trainings and partnerships is equitable inclusion. All of our workshops are facilitated from an intersectional frame. From there, we are able to further focus our discussions around specific topics, such as:

  • Team building

  • Conflict resolution

  • Understanding culture & community

  • Understanding privilege

  • Restorative justice

  • Racial justice

  • Gender 101

  • Toxic masculinity 

  • Implicit bias

Fee Schedule


We offer a tiered fee schedule so that when a corporation pays full fee, the cost is subsidized for smaller organizations and nonprofits who otherwise would not be able to afford it.

  • Will it appear on my on my record that I had a JHB hearing or that I plead guilty?
    No. There is no criminal record because the case never gets to court (A JHB holds no criminal records and the JHB is confidential.) There may be an arrest record-- however, those are typically destroyed within the year.
  • How long is the process from the moment I am arrested to when I know if I will be referred to the JHB?
    The length of the referral process may depend on which town/city the crime occurred in/which JHB will see you. Typically, youth are seen within a month. JHBs operating in urban areas may have a longer referral process.
  • Do I have to be a citizen to be referred to the JHB?
    No, you do not have to be a citizen to be referred to the JHB.
  • What if my parents don’t speak English?
    There are JHB members who speak different languages. In some events, translators are hired for the hearing.
  • Will the JHB send me to jail?
    No, the JHB will NOT send you to jail! The JHB is a community-based alternative to the system.
  • What happens if I do not comply with the agreement I signed during my hearing?
    If a juvenile does not comply with sanctions, this will be discussed at the follow-up hearing. After discussion, the JHB may decide that their case needs to be returned to court.
Prev. Clients & Reviews


RICJ has facilitated sessions and provided trainings for a wide variety of clients, including:

  • Adoption Rhode Island

  • Just Zero (Environmental)

  • Association for Women in Psychology

  • City Year Providence

  • Cranston Schools, Dept. of Transportation

  • Providence Police Academy

  • Providence Public School District

  • RI Department of Children, Youth and Families

  • RI Department of Human Services

  • RI Juvenile Hearing Boards

  • RI Parent Information Network

  • RI Parent Support Network

  • TGI Network of Rhode Island

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