Used as guidelines, relationships values promote Restorative Circle connections.

I started saving the paper plates in 2007.  Someday, I was going to summarize all the values, written on them.  I've been trying to let go of my plate stack…

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Gripping story of teen drinking and driving . . . another lesson.

The Door County Wisconsin Sheriff's Department and local coalition produced this video, the story of Karen and Amanda.  It's real and it hits me because I work with situations like this…

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Really, a “beer summit”, please! Underage drinking is a international health care issue! Besides Restorative Justice would have been better!

I recently returned from the Northwest Alcohol Conference.  Law enforcement, coalition members, educators and prevention specialist came together to address underage drinking and impaired driving.  I was re-energized about this…

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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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