Circle Process with storytellers

At SCVRJP we run our Underage Consumption Panels, Safe Teen Driving Circles and Victim Empathy Seminars all in Restorative Justice Circle Process.  Depending on the emotional depth and participants I will run a Victim Offender Conference using RJ Circle Process. I completely lean on the principles outlined Peacemaking Circles, by Kay Pranis.  The stages as…

Restorative Justice one cigarette butt at a time!

I am a proud Main Street Buttpicker!  Here is a photo with my partner River Falls Mayor Don Richards.  I believe that if I want people to volunteer for me (or SCVRJP) I should be out there volunteering as well.  I need to have the experience of what it’s like on the other end.   I…

The 4-H Pledge promotes Restorative Justice Teaching

The 4-H pledge I pledge My head to clearer thinking, My heart to greater loyalty, My hands to larger service, and My health to better living, For my club, my community, my country, and my world. Do I ever love my Dad for being a 4-H leader.  My Grandparents started the 4-H club the Ramis…

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…

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…