Source: (2001) Hearts & Hands: Minnesota’s Restorative Justice Newsletter Winter/Spring: 2-3.Chandler-Rhivers sees peacemaking circles as a unique way to involve the community in crime prevention and community-building. A circle process in which a group of women discuss issues of respect is narrated as an example. The author notes that such processes can also be used for âcircle sentencingâ? in criminal justice settings, and that circle sentencing projects are being developed in various places in Minnesota. Core values of peacemaking circles are identified by Chandler-Rhivers in the article.