Restorative Justice Circles affirming worth and remove defenses.

In a discussion about civility, someone used the phase "pre-judge".  Reflecting upon the shortcoming of making assumptions about other people.  I started thinking about the difference between judging and pre-judging. …

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Circles include earned and learned wisdom, formal and informal support.

There are two ways we get smart about things - we experience it or we take someone else's story and decide to do it, or not do it. When we…

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Working with your Circle members, engage the age and interests.

Keeping Circle requires an awareness of the emotional state of the members in the Circle.  When we are talking about what people have done in violation of the law, I…

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A few favorite readings and some Restorative Justice Circle questions.

Life is a Sacred Journey   By: Carolyn Joy Adams Your life is a sacred journey and it is about to change, Growth, discovery, movement, transformation, Continuously expanding your vision of…

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Restorative Justice Circles help people practice being their best.

I was a little worried about how the Underage Consumption Panel was going to go.  One of our community members in the Circle was a local Judge.  A supporter of…

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