Distracting Circlekeeper technique and suggestions for being centered.

This happened a few years ago, but for some reason it popped in my head recently.  I remember it vividly, and I was thinking how amazing it was that the Circle went well despite the Circlekeeper. Maybe it was me, but I want to share the story to offer you some learning about your Circlekeeping.…

St Croix Valley Restorative Justice Program – innovative and outstanding!

I’ve got to explain something about  St. Croix Valley Restorative Justice. We are cutting edge, awesome.  We have taken the Restorative Justice Circle process and applied to two key public health issues – underage drinking and safe teen driving. We are now offering copies of our MN Public Television Program – the documentary On the Road…

The Restorative Justice storyteller, is a hero, transforming hearts, opening minds.

SCVRJP had a board of directors meeting tonight.  A strategic planning meeting and it went quite well.  I have recently really framed my role as one of support and being a resource to the board.  (it would take an entirely different post to explain). I offered the resource of having board members tell a story…

School-Based Restorative Justice – Training Opportunity

FOUR full days of Restorative Justice in Schools – August 3 – 6 River Falls Wisconsin. STAR Academy sponsored by CESA 11.  To register:  http://www.cesa11.k12.wi.us/prodev/star.cfm The training will be interactive and fun.  Featuring guest speakers and opportunities to develop your skills! Please join me!  Call or email with any questions.  715-425-1100 or scvrjp@gmail.com.   Hope…

A visit on basic Restorative Justice, applying the theory.

Author Howard Zehr in the Little Book of Restorative Justice, available at Good Books, uses the Three Pillar Illustration.  As practioners I think we can sometimes drift from this theory.  I know I have, and everytime I return or revist it, I learn more about doing Restorative Justice well. I hope to catch Howard sometime…

Parents supporting parents in Circle and a service dog named Tonka.

One of the SCVRJP programs is a Victim Empathy Seminar.  I developed it with some help from my friend Jill, a restorative justice practioner and she modeled it after a California program.  Basically it has evolved into a Restorative Justice Talking Circle.  When I made it up, I didn’t feel my community was ready to…