Another paradox of human nature, we constantly change, and can’t see ourselves as different.

I make sure we get evaluation forms to all of our customers.  SCVRJP, the non-profit has a variety of customers.  The obvious ones, the clients we serve.  There are also customers that are our volunteers.  You see volunteers, like customers, pick their product.  I want to know if our volunteers are feeling satisfied.  I want…

Restorative Justice Circles, work best with “non-directional dialogue”. Three ‘uncirclelike’ behaviors.

I think it’s hard to teach exactly what speaking from the heart is.  I say it in every single Circle,  its part of the introduction of the talking piece.  I explain its speaking about your own experiences, not what you think about somebody else.  I try to convey it is creating non-judgemental space.  In Circle,…

On the Road Together: Safe Teen Driving Circles engaging law enforcement

Written for the upcoming book: On the Road Together: Safe Teen Driving Circles. At SCVRJP as part of a Driver Improvement Class, which is a diversion course for traffice violation, a Safe Teen Driving Circle is held and a River Falls Police Officer is part of the Circle process.  The only difference between this class…