A Restorative Conference, a Conference Circle and Circle-circle

You may be new to Restorative Justice, if so, the differences between a Circle and a Conference can be somewhat confusing.  You don’t know, what you don’t know.  If you have been doing, what you think is a Circle – they you call it Circle.  Maybe that is the best word to describe it.  If…

Some “R’s” of RJ . . .

I’m always thinking of how to give stuff away.  Being generous is a value I like to practice.  So here are some “R’s” to remember when doing RJ . . . Respect –  At the heart of RJ.  Being respectful to each and every person.  Regardless of past decisions, life circumstances, values and beliefs of…

A brief overview of Circle Stages – notes from ’07

I’m cleaning out the office.  I am moving my book writing area from home to the office.  My office space is packed to capacity.  So it’s time to rearrange, and clean things out.  I found a page of  notes I made for a training.  These notes are my ideas on explaining what happens at each…