This post is going to offer 5 clear steps to utilize in addressing bully behavior using Restorative Justice Circles....
1) Use Circles as a process to build community before using to repair harm....
2) Use Circles with a capital C.... To address... READ MORE
from the article by Leah Sottile in The Atlantic:
....Through her classes, Kimberly learned of and was eventually asked to speak on a panel for Domestic Violence Safe Dialogue (DVSD), a Portland nonprofit with a mission of allowing survivors to &... READ MORE
from the article by Linze Rice for DNAinfo:
When Aryanna Boatman talks, she keeps her hands folded in her lap and speaks softly, but with confidence.
The 17-year-old senior at Sullivan High School in Rogers Park sits in a powdered blue room wher... READ MORE
Source: (2014) Alaska Justice Forum. 31(3-4):1, 15-20.Alaska Native tribes have used sentencing
circles and other cultural traditions to
address problems involving tribal members
for centuries. This way of dealing with
disputes in a restorativ... READ MORE
Source: (2013) Mental Health Law & Policy Journal. 2:101-116.Youth Court. Street Court. Homeless Court. Mental Health
Court. Drug Court. Domestic Violence Court. Community Court.
Veterans Court. Such specialty courts are sweeping the nation as
... READ MORE
Source: (2013) The Dalhousie Law Journal.36(2):359-391.This paper draws upon twelve years of multi-dimensional research and focuses
on the reception of restorative justice in the criminal justice system in Nova
Scotia. The paper traces the evolu... READ MORE
Source: (2014) Georgetown journal of law & modern critical race perspectives.6:273-284.Alaska Natives face well-documented impediments to criminal justice and village
public safety.' Federal, state, and non-governmental investigative committees c... READ MORE
from the University of Texas press release:
School and district administrators across Texas will be offered training in Restorative Discipline, an alternative to “zero tolerance” methods, through a grant from the Texas Education Agency to the... READ MORE
from the news release from Georgia State University:
The Consortium on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (CNCR) at Georgia State University College of Law has introduced a downloadable database detailing state-by-state use of restorative justic... READ MORE
from the article by Pat Maio in U-T San Diego:
Suspensions and expulsions fell dramatically at public schools in San Diego County in 2013-14 as educators embraced alternative ways to keep kids in school ahead of a new state law aimed at softening... READ MORE