Support for responding, reacting or restorative-ing.

St. Croix Valley Restorative Justice Program utilizes the principles and process of Restorative Justice to address public health issues of impaired driving, underage consumption, controlled substance use, disorderly conduct, and other conflicts/crimes that are referred and appropriate for Restorative Justice.  We’ve developed a strong program utilizing community members, storytelling and Restorative Justice Circles. RJ –…

Circle process, 5 ways to effective processing of grief & trauma.

Circle process joins people together around a common intention or topic.  SCVRJP has developed a specialization in Circles, using the process to address a number of public health issues.  SCVRJP has developed services based on community need, and in 2010, began Restorative Response Circles.  This program evolved to SCVRJP offering Circles as a response to grief, loss…

Restorative Response – supporting survivors of sudden, tragic loss.

Restorative Response    for those impacted by sudden & suicide death. Providing support to survivors and their families. Restorative Response Resources  Guide for Grieving Families – The guide is a booklet for new survivors, created for use immediately following a tragic event.  Provided to local law enforcement and first responders . Survivor Outreach – trained local volunteers…

NY Bus Bully incident, Karen Klien and Restorative Justice.

The bus monitor bullied by middle school boys.  It’s been in the media and ironically, I first heard of the incident in Circle Training.   Karen Klien recently offered that she would like to talk to them to ask they why.  (article) The natural course of this, has some restorative elements.  The victim didn’t think the apology letters were sincere. …