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Comment inspiring
I have studied with Dominic Barter for 6 years now and continue to find him to live his life with such integrity and attention that [...]
Located in Restorative Justice Online Blog -- RJOB / Restorative justice: New approaches in Brazil / ++conversation++default
Comment Wife of SO
I used to work hard with the systems to place SOs in prison, until I married my second husband and he turned himself in for [...]
Located in Restorative Justice Online Blog -- RJOB / There’s hope even for sex offenders / ++conversation++default
Comment circles of support/homelessness
See below EM I sent Dr. Robin Wilson. I have not had a response. Your input would be appreciated. My EM is edward.ricca@vadoc.virginia.gov I was [...]
Located in Restorative Justice Online Blog -- RJOB / Good news from Canada on Circles of Support and Accountability / ++conversation++default
Comment Will you help us..?
Good Morning, On September 20, 2010 our Canadian government is coming back from summer recess. When they do they're going to decide on two pieces [...]
Located in Restorative Justice Online Blog -- RJOB / Good news from Canada on Circles of Support and Accountability / ++conversation++default
Handbook for facilitating peacemaking circles
from the publication announcement from Foresee Research Group: This publication is primarily directed to an audience of practitioners who have already become experienced in mediation and/or in other restorative practices and are open to experiment with peacemaking circles in their practice as circle facilitators. The Handbook first offers an overview on the circle method compared to other restorative practices. The second chapter goes through the circle process step-by-step. The final part of the Handbook presents ten case studies of peacemaking circles carried out within the framework of the project in Hungary, Germany (written by: Beate Ehret) and Belgium (written by Davy Dhondt). Finally, a list of recommended books and articles as well as a useful handout is included related to preparing and conducting circles.
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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.
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A restorative circle in the wake of a police shooting
from the article by Andrea Brenneke in Tikkun: ....In the weeks after the shooting, members of the Williams family reported strained interactions with members of the police department, including increased scrutiny and harassment by bicycle patrol officers where they worked and sold their art at the Pike Place Market. Tensions were building. Something had to be done to address the immediate needs for safety and improve the relationship between the family, the community, and the police department. ....There was no restorative justice system in place nor any prior experience with Restorative Circles, so I worked with Kathryn Olson to create a shared understanding of the process we would use to hold this circle. We modified aspects of the Restorative Circle process to address the unusual circumstances. I was able to hold pre-circle meetings with the family members, friends, and community members, but it was not possible for me to meet in advance with most of the police department participants. Instead, I worked with Ms. Olson and provided her written summaries of the Restorative Circles process to share with the other participants in the Seattle Police Department. In all of this, I aimed to stay true to restorative principles and be flexible with the form of how the process unfolded.
Located in Restorative Justice Online Blog -- RJOB
RJ Article Ball, Jennifer and Caldwell, Wayne and Pranis, Kay. Doing Democracy With Circles
In this book, we explore the potentials for using Circles to solve the multifaceted and often intensely emotional problems that public planers face on a regular basis. We have written this book specifically for the planning practitioner, the student of planning, and the community member who seeks better public decisions. Yet, it is also true that much of the information that we offer about Circles and how to adapt them to problem-solving may be useful to those who want to apply Circles for other purposes as well. (Excerpt)
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RJ Article Nestor, Rob and Jones, Nicholas A.. Sentencing circles in Canada and the Gacaca in Rwanda: A comparative analysis.
This paper provides a theoretically based comparison of sentencing circles practiced by the First Nations Peoples of Canada with the Gacaca courts in Rwanda. It presents a description of each justice-oriented model and compares them engaging a restorative justice theoretical framework. It employs McCold’s typology and Zehr’s continuum in determining the relative ‘‘restorativeness’’ of each model. It then compares the models by exploring some key theoretical elements posited in the purist—maximalist debate in restorative justice and Braithwaite’s theory of responsive regulation. Using the comparisons this paper seeks to contribute to the purist—maximalist debate, providing insight into contentious concepts through their examination in two very different contextual settings. It is posited that Braithwaite’s theory of responsive regulation provides a structure that addresses the concerns noted in the two models as well as provides for the pursuit of holistic restorative practices while accommodating other restorative processes. (author's abstract)
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Huikahi Restorative Circles: A public health approach for reentry planning
from the article by Lorenn Walker and Rebecca Greening in Federal Probation: ....The Huikahi Restorative Circle is a group process for reentry planning that involves the incarcerated individual, his or her family and friends, and at least one prison representative. The process was developed in 2005 in collaboration with two community-based organizations—the Hawai’i Friends of Civic &Law Related Education and the Community Alliance on Prisons—and the Waiawa Correctional Facility located on the island of O’ahu.
Located in Restorative Justice Online Blog -- RJOB