Restorative Justice Circle implementation PBIS viewed from the top, an “Olive” or not?

I printed a flyer: Why_Restorative_Justice_WORKS_for_bully_behavior[1] and it explains the use of Circles for all aspects of behavior in PBIS and http://www.pbis.org/. My first presentation on the concept was at the Minnesota Department of Education, week long training on School-based Restorative Measures.  The lead trainer Nancy Riestenberg and fellow Circle keeper Jamie Williams, both laughed with me …

School-based Restorative Justice is PBIS (positive behavioral interventions & supports)

This website has an informative video on PBIS.  They use a triangle and what I have known and taught as a public health model, primary, secondary, tertiary or universal, selected and indicated.  For years, I’ve been teaching the use of restorative justice classroom circles – to address all students.  I’ve been teaching these three categories in …

School-based Restorative Justice

The benefits of Restorative Justice in Schools include: Strong relationships between students Improved bonds between teacher and student Reduced disruptions and behavior/discipline issues Increased academic success Deep job satisfaction Productive school climate To schedule a workshop with call 605-831-0119. Feedback from training participants: This is a training with a far reaching impact that could conceivably …

5 tips for the journey, community to school-based Restorative Justice.

I was very fortunate that in 1999 and 2000 the founders of St. Croix Valley Restorative Justice Program, had intentions on focusing the program on juveniles.  They also engaged a founding board member, who at the time was on the local school board.  Her take on expulsions in schools, was youth were being pushed away …

St. Croix Valley Restorative Justice Program offers Webinars for 2014.

There are 6 webinars scheduled, each will be 90 minutes, beginning at 4 pm CST.  This is a new venture for SCVRJP and we are exploring our webinar service, which will be announced in February, please register early! Flyer: Webinars Kris Miner Community-Based Restorative Justice March 12th Engaging Stakeholders, developing programs, maintaining RJ integrity. March 26th …

Restorative Justice Circles promotes one voice, as speakers share one at a time.

A recent comment mentioned a struggle when someone in a Circle consistently declines or is not moving at the same pace.  I work really hard at keeping the Circle equally engaged.  Here are some thoughts regarding equal engagement in Circle. I teach and train keepers of Restorative Justice Circles, to promote equality in dignity and …

Training for Restorative Justice Facilitation – Fall 2012 St. Croix Valley Restorative Justice Program

One of the revenue generating activities for SCVRJP is consultation income.  This includes payments made to trainings held on site at SCVRJP and for contracted trainings, where I travel off site and train for another agency.  This blog post will feature some trainings that are available on-site, and would be available as contract opportunities.  The session …

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 …

Restorative (Measures, Practices,Justice ) Circles meet and beat bully behavior with it’s own definition.

This blog title includes the words “measures”, “practices” and “justice” in parenthesis – because Restorative Circles, are a similar but different approach to the Restorative Justice Circles I am blogging about.  Restorative Justice started in criminal justice and moved to be an effective school intervention, thus the words “measures” & “practices”. I agree and work …