SCVRJP is hiring for two new positions.

St. Croix Valley Restorative Justice is accepting applications for two positions.  Both positions are part-time with the potential to grow as the non-profit grows.  The ideal candidate for the office staff position would be available 4-5 days per week, during business hours.  This position is primarily responsible for coordinating those attending sessions and supporting the…

Volunteer gratitude, a community member responds to the “we were bored” explanation.

You can’t do Restorative Justice without community members.  I believe they bring in collective wisdom.  I train our volunteers on aspects of Restorative Justice, and request they show up with their best selves. I focus on Restorative Justice Accountability as being: acknowledging you caused harm understanding that harm from anothers point of view recognizing where…

Understanding, living and facilitating Restorative Justice

The Journal for Peace & Justice Studies – volume 18 number 1 & 2  out of Villanova University is dedicated to Restorative Justice.  I have finally gotten a chance to start reading it. The first article by Joyce Zavarich provides an excellent background in Restorative Justice.  What I really liked was a figure she developed.  She…