Specialized Training in School-based Restorative Justice and Restorative Practices

Today’s post is the first for Circle Space Services a brand new non-profit, that began operations on July 1, 2015. This blog will remain a resource for practitioners, advocates and anyone else interested in learning and reading about the applications of Restorative Justice Peacemaking Circles and Kris Miner. Circle Space Services will have 3 core…

Restorative Justice Circles talking or transformation, using key elements for change.

St. Croix Valley Restorative Justice Program (www.scvrjp.org) has been doing 100’s of Circles a year, since 2006.  In that time we have successfully placed topics in the center of the Circle.  We have consistently used a structure, based on the work of Kay Pranis (more posts referencing Kay).  The key elements of a Restorative Justice…

From “teacher” to “keeper”, for successful restorative justice circles.

There has been an amazing increase in school-based Restorative Justice Circles.  All across the United States, schools, districts, teachers and trainers have emerged.  There is an excellent blog at Edutopia, for schools implementing (by Dr Fania Davis). Years of teaching teachers has provided experiences that if I want to leave skills where I train, I…