Running a Restorative Justice Nonprofit – fuel of worry or full of faith?

A New Year – a time where we update our referral forms, prepare new schedules, touch up evaluation forms, start a new budget.  For the last two years St. Croix Valley Restorative Justice has been down sizing in space and staff while sessions have been added.  What we earn in fees barely covers the expense…

Living the mission, why a Restorative Justice nonprofit exists. When people do the right thing, it takes care of the future.

Email subject line: I really need some help Email:  I attended a class at the Restorative justice center about 4 years ago for underage drinking. I am 23 years old now and have been trying to enlist in the military but my non-wise adolescent decisions are holding me back. I have jumped through many hoops to…

In Life and in Restorative Justice, shame is a gift; feeling and friendship lead to healing.

A good night’s rest really helps me out.  I’ve got one of those monkey minds.  A “monkey mind” is a Buddist term, rather than staying in the present moment, my thoughts leap from one to another as a monkey leaps from tree to tree.  When I first wake up, I get a moment before the monkey jumping…

Trained teachers offer what Restorative Justice Circles “bridge”.

  I appreciate Sharon Bowman, she has a resource-filled website, great articles and books.  If you follow her on LinkedIn, great powerpoints shared.  Friend and mentor, pictured here, helped me learn how to work and train teachers.  In turn I teach all I can about Circles to her.  She recommended Sharon’s book, the 10 minute…