Fear, nervous energy, anxiety all acceptable before Circle-keeping.

I have a reverance for the Circle process.  Specifically, the Restorative Justice Circle process as I learned it, from Kay Pranis, Linda Wolf, Jamie Williams, Oscar Reed, and many, many, many people who have joined me in Circles over the past 6 years.  By reverance, I mean a deep respect and knowledge that the concept…

The art and science of being restorative.

I explained that Restorative Justice Circles appeared very easy, but were truly a deeper art and science.  That person told me I should write a book.  “Books are for things that seem easy but are actually really hard”. I think being restorative can be hard.  I appreciate a tool of Restorative Justice levels described by Belinda…

“Restorativists” dealing with others to promote Restorative Justice.

I’ve dug into some more academic reading when it comes to Restorative Justice.   Repositioning Restorative Justice, edited by Lode Walgrave (pictured) and another book authored by Mr. Walgrave Restorative Justice, Self-interst and Responsible Citizenship.   I appreciate theorists and the results of academic research.  Having said that, I would consider myself to be an “educated practitioner”.  I…

Not everyone sees restorative justice equally.

One of the WordPress features, is seeing what people have entered in search engines, that directed them to my blog.  In October  someone searched “restorative justice doesn’t work” and was somehow given this blog as an option, and clicked here. I am glad readers come from all views and opinions of restorative justice.  Ok, true confession,…