For those not on my megatrend, Restorative Justice explained, it’s as clear as time on a clock to me!

I recently found a  recorded interview: Dr. MikeRestorative justice.  The name caught my attention.  I couldn’t even finish listening.  I found the interviewer to be, (uhhh, imagine I’m in a Circle) less than neutral on the topic.  I started to have empathy for Mikhal Lyubansky.  Although we have never met in person, I appreciate him.  He’s written for…

Ask yourself, apology or acknowledgement? What repairs your heart?

Recent comment on somebody else’s blog: There will be no justice in this community, until someone apologizes for what they have done to others. Get my drift? I thought,  “really“?  Because I don’t think “sorry” is enough.  I think acknowledgement is much more important.  I would rather have, “yes, I acknowledge your feelings, I acknowledge…

Upcoming Conference on Kids, Courts and Schools – presenting a session: Kris Miner

The link will provide you the conference brochure and registration forms. Kids, Courts & Schools September 29 I’m really excited about the pre-conference workshop for Judges, that will be promoting the use of Restorative Justice Circles!  I get to promote using community members as storytellers!  I will be writing a workbook to accompany the training…

Circlekeep, Circlekeep, Circlekeep. The best path to a Circle-tator, or Circle facilitator.

The Circle keeper is the person who facilitates the Circle.  The word “facilitator” is not used because it implies a more formal role.  More formal meaning the power of hierarchy is used instead of the power of inclusion.  The power of inclusion means you are using interconnectedness, equality and respect.  Interesting enough, the power of the…

IDK, could restorative justice be headed towards “megatrend” status?

Megatrends are the great forces in societal development that will very likely affect the future in all areas the next 10-15 years.  (Copenhagen Institute) I’m a PhD student at Capella University, in my Diversity in the Workplace text, I ran across the word “megatrend” .   The word was not defined, and I have found various definitions…