Responding to crime victims restoratively, involves patience.

“Patience is the companion of wisdom.” -St. Augustine I’ve had several experiences and opportunities to relate to crime vicitms.  These situations have come to me in a variety of ways.  Sometime I am simply relating about my work, explaining restorative justice and I get a new story about the process of being a crime victim. …

Restorative Justice blog advice, 6 tips for the practitioner or advocate.

I have been blogging for just over 2 years.  I started in September of 2008.  Right now the blog views are just over 81,000.  One of my blog role models, Penelope Trunk, has 60,000 subscribers to her blog (I have a handful, maybe two).   I also author two other blogs, and guest post whenever I…

Coaching and conducting Circles outside of my schools and community.

The SCVRJP logo has 3 swirls.  The swirls represent the triad’s of restorative justice.  Most important is to remember that Victim, Offender and Community – are 3 entities that compose restorative justice process. It is so easy to only serve one group. On a coaching and demonstrating visit to a school, I recommended they get…

Atten Schools! Violence prevention and conflict resolution solutions that work!

The Saturday Pioneer Press, front page story: Friend Me, Fight Me.  Short version, issues outside of school, erupted at school and a Mother is very, very upset. I shake my head.  I get confused.  My google alert for ‘Restorative Practices’ has changed over time.  In the last year the references have moved from dental and…

Storytelling for Victim Impact Panels or Restorative Justice.

12 Restorative  Storytelling Tips Speak from the heart.  Share your experience and perspectives, be completely honest, don’t edit or modify what you have to say based on assumptions about the audience.  This is your experience to share.  You can be real without being offensive, when you speak from your heart. Follow the 4 stages.  You…