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MPs call to support successful 'restorative justice' scheme

from the article in the Telegraph and Argus:

More cash must be ploughed into innovative schemes to turn teenagers away from a life of crime after their success in Bradford, MPs say today.

An all-party committee calls for the spread of ‘restorative justice’ – focusing on the pain of the victim – after hearing of a “90 per cent success rate” in Bradford.

Mar 18, 2013 , , ,

Sudan: UNAMID supports the promotion of juvenile restorative justice in Zalingei

from the article on All Africa:

The African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) concluded on 30 January 2013 a two-day workshop on restorative justice for juvenile offenders in Zalingei, Central Darfur. The workshop, which was attended by more than 32 participants, including teachers, police officers, civil servants and members of the civil society, was part of the efforts of the UNAMID's Human Rights Section to strengthen the capacity of the juvenile justice system players in applying restorative justice standards more effectively when dealing with children and young people in conflict with the law.

Feb 22, 2013 , , ,

Developing restorative justice circle intuition

from the entry by Kris Miner in Restorative Justice and Circles:

The first step is to gain knowledge, the ‘how to’ of a Restorative Justice Circle.  Then you develop experience, those experiences lend to your understanding and ability to predict what happens.  Pour in some passion, some real care and authenticity to your work and you’ll develop an effective style of Circle Keeping.  That blends to provide Circle intuition.

Feb 20, 2013 , ,

Restorative justice circles: The real deal can be done at all health levels

from the entry by Kris Miner in Restorative Justice and Circles:

I mention the “real deal” in my blog title.

Simply using a talking piece, is not a Restorative Justice Circle. Link here for Covey’s definition of a Talking Piece. Restorative Justice Circles, as brought from the Yukon, to the US, based in first nations/indigenous work include: Ceremony (Open/Close), Guidelines (Values), Talking Piece, Consensus, Storytelling, Keeper and the 4 stages of Circle.

Feb 13, 2013 ,

Your grace with sorrow informs your restorative justice approach

from the entry by Kris Miner on Restorative Justice and Circles:

....The type of “informed” work that influences practitioners, the topic of this blog, comes down to the way we carry our own sorrow.  I think this impacts the manner and approach with we use with victims, offenders, and community members.  From the range of simple to extremely complex cases, our own sorrows (and the grace of which we carry sorrow) comes along to our facilitation experiences.  The experiences we have a facilitator also inform our ability to carry sorrow with grace.

Feb 07, 2013 , , , ,

Restorative justice: the evolution of an issue

from the entry by Colette Kimball for the Prevention Researcher blog:

....It was 2007 when I was first asked about doing an issue on restorative justice by our author, Sandra Pavelka. Although I was potentially interested, two things kept this issue from happening more quickly: First, I felt like the literature surrounding restorative justice needed to have a stronger research-base; and, second, restorative justice was a concept and approach I struggled to fully understand. There are so many types of interventions that fall under the rubric of “restorative justice” that seeing the connections was difficult for me.

Feb 04, 2013 , , , , , ,

The challenges of teaching in the third millennium

from the letter by Sheilagh Knight to

….Thank you for your editorial “Holding Your Breath Won’t Win You Points,” which highlights teachers’ leadership role in the community and the enjoyment they can derive from leading extra-curricular activities. 

….Teaching in the Third Millennium is a multi-layered, multi-faceted job. Not easy at all, because you are working with so many unique people and you can’t rely on routine when working with inquisitive youth. Below, I’ve made a list of what’s difficult about a teachers’ job nowadays – not to complain about the work I love, but rather, to showcase what we do.

Jan 28, 2013 , , , ,

Restorative justice is not enough: A new essay about school-based interventions in the carceral state

from the article by Jane Hereth, Mariame kaba, Erica R. Meiners, and Lewis Wallace:

“Take her! Take her!”

It’s 9:00 A.M. on Monday, and the visibly upset kindergarten teacher screams at me from across the hall. She is holding a six-year-old by her wrist. The little girl, with a dozen pink and white barrettes framing her tear-stained face, yells, “Get off me, let me go!” The teacher pushes the student toward me. I reach out my hand, and the little girl grabs it.

“When should I bring her back?” I ask.

“NEVER,” the teacher yells. “I don’t want her! Never bring her back!”

Jan 16, 2013 , , , ,

Restorative Approaches Implementation Pack for schools

from the website of Restorative Justice 4 Schools:

We have seen so many schools wishing to develop a restorative approach re-invent so many of the same documents that we decided to produce a restorative approaches school implementation pack that we hope may support and guide you through this whole process.

Jan 08, 2013 , , ,

Considering consequences

by Lynette Parker

I enjoy restorative conferencing. I've been awed by the way people share their hearts and address the harms they've caused or experienced. While not everyone will go into a conference, I like offering an opportunity. I've learned that I can serve just by listening to stories when people aren't interested in the conference process. They are interested in someone who will listen to them. 

Dec 31, 2012 , , , , ,

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