5 options to make Teen Court more restorative.

Typically when I blog about teen court (links to past posts), I am providing examples about how it is not really Restorative Justice.  I have learned and recognize there are many different models and versions of Teen Court.  I do appreciate the youth development and alternative approach that teen courts can provide.  I am going to…

More on Teen Court

I posted my views on teen court, and heard from a few others.  Today I get a document emailed to me that happens to have a research article on the same topic!  Click here to see the article:  teen-court-criminological-highlights If you would like to view the entire issue of Criminological Highlights, click here  crimhighlightsv10n11 I…

Teen Court – Youth Court :(

I don’t like Teen Court or Youth Court. I typically don’t focus on the negative.  I’ve discussed this enough and had enough experiences that my opinion is formed.  I can blog and say I don’t like them.  I will tell you why. In Wisconsin, when a  juvenile is processed in the FORMAL circuit court process, there…

Campus Restorative Justice as a community non-profit.

I feel in love with Restorative Justice in the late 90’s.  The first training left me a bit confused, maybe I should say “challenged”.  At that time, I was working from a place of ego than compassion.  I saw the families on my caseload as very different from me.  I was missing the basic humanity…

More on the meme, Restorative Justice and social media.

Meme: Memes are contagious patterns of cultural information that are passed from mind to mind and that directly shape and generate key actions and mindsets of a social group. Memes include popular tunes, catch-phrases, clothing fashions, architectural styles, ways of doing things, and so on. More on  meme, here.  I find social media fascinating, I loved…