Support for responding, reacting or restorative-ing.

St. Croix Valley Restorative Justice Program utilizes the principles and process of Restorative Justice to address public health issues of impaired driving, underage consumption, controlled substance use, disorderly conduct, and…

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Caution and blessing, Restorative Justice Circles can quickly create a culture.

When Kay Pranis and Jennifer Ball came to visit SCVRJP, they met with a few of our volunteers and stayed for a Controlled Substance Intervention Circle.  I realized that SCVRJP…

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Restorative Justice stakeholders discuss program experience.

 Valentine's Day 2012 was a good one!  Judges, court clerks, law enforcement, social workers, fellow nonprofit providers, clergy, attorney's and victim advocates attended a stakeholder meeting hosted by SCVRJP.  (New…

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Living the mission, why a Restorative Justice nonprofit exists. When people do the right thing, it takes care of the future.

Email subject line: I really need some help Email:  I attended a class at the Restorative justice center about 4 years ago for underage drinking. I am 23 years old…

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Restorative Justice non-profit, agency asset #1, the power of the human spirit.

This blog has several posts about the view of people as mental, physical, emotional and spiritual.  Or/also known as - mind, body, heart and soul.  As a Restorative Justice teacher,…

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Restorative Justice demonstrates that using values, generates postive impacts, one after another.

I've heard of it and experienced it, one good deed promotes another.  I paid for coffee for the person behind me in line, before leaving the coffee shop, the barista…

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