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Loudoun's Restorative Justice marks milestone

from the article by Erika Jacobson Moore in Leesburg Today:

The Loudoun County Restorative Justice Program is heading into its 16th year of operation and is celebrating its success within the community.

As part of the Juvenile Court Diversion Program, Restorative Justice is designed to divert juvenile offenders from court and provides an opportunity for offenders to address the harm that they have done to their victims and to the community while working to avoid stay out of trouble and avoid permanent criminal record.

Apr 10, 2013 , ,

Corktown restorative justice: Community wholeness

from the website of Restorative Justice Group & Center:

The Corktown restorative justice group was initiated following the October 2010 beating of one homeless member of the Corktown community by a resident member.  Charges were brought in that case and a trial in that case is anticipated by year’s end. But in the wake of the incident, concerned that this represented a pattern of violence and harassment against street folks, some 40 people gathered to explore alternative forms of community justice.

Since that time a number of things have been accomplished:

….9) Guests at Manna Meal developed a Kitchen and Street Code for posting and circulation among themselves.

Mar 27, 2013 , , , ,

Doing restorative justice delicately, deliberately and with dedication

from Kris Miner's post on Restorative Justice and Circles:

….The things we explore bring us back to key concepts, best practice, ethical efforts.  As practitioners of Restorative Justice, I think being delicate, deliberate and dedicated as I have experienced Kay, and tried to be myself, is helpful.

Being delicate.  Holding offenders accountable, while holding and creating a strong relationships.  Relationships, respect, responsiblity the key pillars of Restorative Justice, can’t me created with force.  Check out this link, at 2:30, the segment is promoting OWN Chalkboard Wars.  I love how Gayle King puts it “if kids don’t think you care, they don’t care what you think”.  Circles are the most powerful and effective ways to show kids you care, and to teach kids a way to care about each other.

Mar 20, 2013 , ,

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 MyKawartha.com:

….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 , , , ,

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