Restorative Justice includes preparing yourself to be in right relationships.

I've carried around the concept that relationships are about going out of your way for someone else.  Thanks to a video I blogged on, here, where Seth Godin explains this.…

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Restorative Justice stories, demonstrations of faith, from a sermon.

I was given the opportunity to share during the sermon portion of the First United Methodist Church Service on Sunday June 6, 2010.  I am sharing my speech with you…

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Teaching Circle as a method of communicating and processing and Circles as Restorative Justice process.

SCVRJP and UWRF have a great relationship.  I am have been fortunate enough to have key staff in Circle Training.  They have taken the process and applied to different groups,…

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Be a healthy practitioner, by practicing in front of others, and getting honest feedback.

Today's tip for being a healthy restorative justice practitioner from a recent experience.  I was gently given some feedback that my style was more 'directive' as compared to 'welcoming'.  This…

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Tackling tough issues in Restorative Jusitce Talking Circles, showing up “compassionately strong”.

I have had the good fortune of doing restorative justice full time, for about 4 1/2 years, the year before that I did it part-time.  I've been an advocate of…

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