Used as guidelines, relationships values promote Restorative Circle connections.

I started saving the paper plates in 2007.  Someday, I was going to summarize all the values, written on them.  I’ve been trying to let go of my plate stack for over a year and a half.  I even started a different stack for 2010.  At each Restorative Justice Circle, I ask people to think…

Gripping story of teen drinking and driving . . . another lesson.

The Door County Wisconsin Sheriff’s Department and local coalition produced this video, the story of Karen and Amanda.  It’s real and it hits me because I work with situations like this at SCVRJP.  I help speakers like the ones in this video, share their story. As you watch this, you will be drawn in, get a…

Really, a “beer summit”, please! Underage drinking is a international health care issue! Besides Restorative Justice would have been better!

I recently returned from the Northwest Alcohol Conference.  Law enforcement, coalition members, educators and prevention specialist came together to address underage drinking and impaired driving.  I was re-energized about this issue. Underage drinking kills more young people than all other drugs combined!  From MADD to the Distillers themselves: Century Council, community changes are being called…

Small acts of kindness go a long way – and Restorative Justice is effective for being personal.

I am in beautiful Boise Idaho.  The 2nd Annual Northwest Alcohol Conference – it’s already seeming like it will be a good conference.  Last night in our hotel room, my daughter and I were starteled by a knock at the door.  Surely, they must have the wrong room, “I have a delivery for you”.  What!? …

St Croix Valley Restorative Justice Program – innovative and outstanding!

I’ve got to explain something about  St. Croix Valley Restorative Justice. We are cutting edge, awesome.  We have taken the Restorative Justice Circle process and applied to two key public health issues – underage drinking and safe teen driving. We are now offering copies of our MN Public Television Program – the documentary On the Road…

The really Restorative Mantra . . . Judge None.

Judge None. Two very simple words.  I like to play around and develop catch phrases for Restorative Jusitce.  I try to keep my “elevator speech” fresh and I try to keep a good batch of Restorative Jusitce “bumper stickers” handy.  About 6 months ago I came up with Judge None as a concept point.  I…