11 ways to commit to restorative justice practices
from the article on Ben Ziegler's blog Collaborative Journeys:
When relationships don’t matter, we are more inclined to do bad things. There has been a lot of media in my neck of the woods this fall, around broken relationships, and doing bad things.
I think there is no time like this time, to focus more on our relationships to each other, as a measure of “justice”. After all, we are all connected. Restorative justice is about restoring broken relationships. Restorative practice is the heartbeat of restorative justice.
Restorative practices are collaborative practices.
I've been thinking about the many ways that restorative practices permeate my world. There could be so much more of this, though. Here’s 11 ways we can commit to, and nurture, a restorative practices mindset:
- socialize it
- educate young people with it
- advocate for it
- normalize it
- refer to it
- women know it
- corporatize it
- revolutionize public service with it
- repair a broken neighbourhood with it
- forgive the unforgivable with it
- reconcile a nation with it
Read the whole article and check out the links Ben provides for each of the eleven actions.