4 “inner” tools to do effective Restorative Justice Circle work.

We only know what we know and we can only do what we can do.  What we know and do translates to how we think and act (our behavior). In…

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Circles promote alliance. Alliance is crucial to change, healing, recovery and restoration.

My background is in counseling.  The therapeutic alliance was important, often highlighted at the most important component for change.  Positive relationships between therapist and client brought about the most positive and long-lasting changes. As…

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MN Department of Education Restorative Measures

My presentation at the training:  MN dept of Ed June 2010. The piece I spoke to was 'Restorative Conversations' the 1:1 segment of restorative justice.  It was a great group…

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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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