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5 steps to use restorative justice circles for bully behavior

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

Abuser and survivor, face to face

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

Survey of Tribal Court effectiveness studies.

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

Foreword: New voices in mental health and drug courts.

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

Suspensions, expulsions fall

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