Circles create lasting connections

I was waiting to pick my daughter up from work, one of her coworker emerged from the back.  He’s a young man that participated in a Circle with me 2 years ago.  “Jay” was court ordered to attend, and we had to work to get him there.  His worker and I coordinated his attendance, I even picked him…

Restorative Justice – meeting with victims

Recently I’ve had a number of meetings with victims, and worked with them in a variety of places in the Restorative Justice process.  Restorative Justice is victim centered, meaning the victims make decisions about participating, about the conference and support them after a restorative experience. I’d like to offer you my experiences and suggestions for working with people who have experienced harm.  I’ve got…