Presence in Circle

Based on the work of Mark Umbriet, PhD Center for Restorative Justice and Peacemaking http://rjp.umn.edu/about/staff_associates/umbreit.html .  Three SCVRJP volunteers and myself have had the opportunity to complete the 6 day training offered by the Center, this has been very valuable in understanding severe trauma and aspects of victim offender dialogue.  This website is full of excellent…

Talking RJ with Schools

  It is great when schools seek me out to help with Restorative Justice implementation and training.  It’s not always the case.  I try to get more involvement from my area schools, so I knock on doors, meet with new principals and try to make the case to bring in RJ.  I’ve got some reflections…

SCVRJP recieves MADD award

Madd Wisconin held a Statewide Award Ceremony.  This years theme: No one who achieves success does so without the help of others. SCVRJP was one of the evenings award recipients.  I was able to attend since I had a training the very next morning in Green Bay.  I felt so fortunate that attending with me was…

Why I love training, teaching and facilitating workshops

The great people at CESA 7, Chris and Amy recently hosted another Restorative Justice training.  A one-day overview of Restorative Justice in schools was held in Green Bay.  Together 18 of us took a good look into the philosophy and background of Restorative Justice in Schools.  We did a demonstration Circle, my favorite part of…

2nd National Conference

In June of 2007 I attended the first national Restorative Justice Conference – it was AMAZING!  I’m still very connected to some of the people I met there.  The atmosphere was incredible, the workshops and speakers were really good!  Please take note! Good Afternoon,   Recently you contacted me to express an interest in attending…