Relationships First: Implementing Restorative Justice from the Ground Up is a professional development institute that implements research findings that indicate effective restorative justice instruction for educators is best carried out in the relational manner it espouses in its philosophy. To do so a co-mentorship, dialogic approach will be employed. Each participant is being invited into learning how to embody the restorative justice principles and practices in their own context to create relational safe and caring school cultures. The project director is interested in establishing a well-informed core group who will embrace and embody restorative justice in NL schools. As a pilot project the experience will further inform the field in terms of what constitutes effective professional development practices for establishing sustainable relational school cultures.