Attention schools: 3 reasons for “primary” Circles, before “secondary” or “tertiary”.

The PBIS or public health models work perfectly with Restorative Justice Circles. I am not sure of another process that can be used at each of the Tiers.  Restorative Justice Circles work on each and every level with only slight modifications to the questions used. Skills developed by participating in the primary levels, benefit on the secondary and tertiary…

UW Extension and Restorative Justice have SO much in common!

I recently attended a summit on the social-emotional well-being of children and families in Pierce & St. Croix Counties.  These are the same counties that SCVRJP has been serving since 2001. I certainly appreciated hearing the term, the focus and intention of the summit.  I updated my Facebook that day: Spent the day “social-emotional  well-being” of…

Restorative Justice Training and workshop information.

SCVRJP generates revenue and support by providing training to outside agencies, school districts, and conferences.  I’ve been traveling since 2006, doing contracted Circle Training.  Agencies can also set up specific training to their specific need. Topics for training include: Restorative Justice Approaches & Outcomes (1 or 2 days) Victim-Offender Conferencing (2 days) School-based Restorative Justice (evening…

Effective, even alone, co-keep a Restorative Justice Circle.

An element of an effective Restorative Justice Circle is engaging each and every person in the power of the Circle.  This can be a difficult group process management skill.  Lucky for Circlekeepers, the Circle itself brings that.  In essence you turn a Circle over to the individuals present.  A Restorative Justice Circle is most beneficial…