When managing your Restorative Justice program, manage your continuum of referrals.

I was going to be a TV news reporter.  I have always had a fascination and interest in why people do what they do.  I've always wanted to solve problems…

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Small acts of kindness go a long way – and Restorative Justice is effective for being personal.

I am in beautiful Boise Idaho.  The 2nd Annual Northwest Alcohol Conference - it's already seeming like it will be a good conference.  Last night in our hotel room, my…

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How is this for “Justice” . . . and really what is “justice”?

Some confidentiality here to protect people.  A 17 year old purchases marijuana from a classmate.  "Seller" is caught by law enforcement, "seller" identifies purchaser.  "Purchaser" is called in for investigation.  Initially denies…

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