Guest Post from Catherine

In talking about Restorative Justice, I share the point of getting to know each other.  The more you know about someone the less likely you are to harm them.  This is also a basic premise of Restorative Justice.  Recently my coworker Catherine, shared the following story with me, I asked her to blog on it…

Working with local schools

I was visiting our local high school today, and doing a Safe Teen Driving Circle.  There is a life skills class teacher that has us back each semester.  I bring a speaker and facilitate a Circle, introducing students to Restorative Justice.  Today’s Circle was as good as any I’ve ever done. I asked kind of…

Restorative and Retributive

  Take a look at the link that compares Restorative Justice and Retributive Justice  http://www.topekacpj.org/vomp/rest_vs_retr.htm .   I know that Howard Zehr’s writings have evolved and he has reminded us the Restorative and Restributive Models should not be held side by side, one way or the other.  The grid I had you linked to, is a way…