Restorative Justice Circles create connections, effortlessly.

The feeling at the end of the Circle was explained as having a sense of “did I meet you before”?  I loved that, and I got it right away.  When you meet someone and realize you have shared values, common perspectives and a sense of safety, you feel a bond, a kinship. Someone I think…

Restorative Justice Resources – Minnesota Restorative Services Coalition

I put together a quick page for today’s summit and I am sharing that here:   Talking & Teaching RJ:   IIRP –join the list serve, data base of articles http://www.realjustice.org/Books-and-Videos.html Restorative Justice On-line – RJOB http://www.restorativejustice.org/ Excellent Power-point overview, excellent and extensive data base of articles UK, site – Restorative Justice videos – powerful,…

Restorative Justice Circles powered by the strength of vulerability.

The title of this blog post seems like an oxymoron – vulnerability is not usually associated with strength, at least in the first associations of what is typically considered strong.  The first image that appeared in the Google Image search shows a white, male arm, with a large flexed muscle.  Restorative Justice process is about…

Elements of attitude, for effective Circle-keeping.

Elements of attitude . . . . . . for effective Circle-keeping   We above me.  Carefully consider that you are leading a group process.  Pay attention to the social and emotional climate of all members in the group.  Put aside your needs, and focus on the needs of the collective. Inclusiveness.  Think beyond those…

“With liberty and justice for all”, care and connect with community members.

As a Rotary Club, we say the pledge of allegiance.  As we stated the end, “with liberty and justice for all” I thought about these words together, “liberty” and “justice”.  I thought about if “for all”, really means, “for all”.  You have to excuse my perspective, it’s  a little biased towards restorative justice.  Sometimes I…