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The restorative impulse.

Source: (2012) Tikkun. Winter:33-34.An important shift in worldview that could move us toward daily use of the restorative impulse is the shift from seeing the parts of the universe as distinctly separate to the understanding that we are profou... READ MORE

Conferencing and the community

Source: (1998) St. Paul: Minnesota Department of Corrections.Relationships are the threads of community. The interweaving of relationships is the fabric of the community. Mutual responsibility is the loom on which the fabric of community is woven.... READ MORE

Promising practices in community justice: restorative justice

Source: (1998) Minnesota Department of Corrections.This article begins with a brief overview of what the concept and goals of restorative justice entail. It continues with a summary of the types of programs that have evolved and their connection w... READ MORE

Making it happen: restorative justice in Minnesota

Source: (1998) Family Futures, vol. 2, issue 3. 28-33.In Minnesota and elsewhere, advocates of restorative justice - a new way of thinking about crime and punishment - are embracing more creative, effective measures to reduce juvenile crime and de... READ MORE

The growing circle of circles

Source: (1999) St. Paul: Minnesota Department of Corrections.The article describes what the circle process is and how it benefits people, using examples from all over the country to illustrate her points. READ MORE

Victims in the peacemaking circle process

Source: (1999) The Crime Victims Report.The article describes how circle processes work, focusing particularly on how it involves and benefits the victim. READ MORE

Restorative Justice - Implications for Women Offenders

Source: (2009) St. Paul: Minnesota Department of Corrections.Restorative justice is a proposed alternative framework to guide the criminal justice system. It is based on a set of assumptions which differ significantly from the assumptions of our c... READ MORE

From vision to action: some principles of restorative justice

Source: (1997) Church & Society. 32-42.Faith communities are essential to any approach to restorative justice. The vision of restorative justice - a vision of responding to crime by focusing on repairing the injuries caused by crime and promoting ... READ MORE

How to build community support for restorative justice

Source: (1997) Community Corrections Report.A restorative response to crime is a community-building response. It is necessary to build a broad base of support for restorative justice principles and practices. Because restorative justice is grounde... READ MORE