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
There are no easy answers or magical presciptions for finding the right balance on student discipline. It requires extensive thought, thorough research and sincere collaboration by school leaders, teachers and the students themselves.
But finding... READ MORE
As the practice of restorative justice gains momentum within higher education, 35 representatives of colleges and universities from across the country gathered at Skidmore College to take a closer look at this growing movement.
The group attended... READ MORE
....Imagine you are woken up at 3 am by one of your floormates for the fourth time this week. Recently, he has been drinking more than usual and has been disruptive almost every night. The following morning you find vomit in the bathroom as well a... READ MORE
Over the past decade, particularly the last few years, the trend in school discipline has been toward restorative justice—which emphasizes authentic dialogue, mutual understanding, and communal responsibility—and aw... READ MORE
The cost of jailing is about $27,000 per inmate per year. The cost of drug, behavioral and mental health treatment averages about $4,500 per year. About 20 percent of all Americans and almost two-thirds of inmates have some kind of mental health p... READ MORE
In a project funded by the National Institute of Justice, experts on youth violence, bullying and school climate issues in Illinois and Oregon are teaming up to develop a comprehensive school safety intervention that will use mobile apps and high ... READ MORE
from the article by Daisy Contreras in the Chicago Reporter:
Even though he grew up under a dictatorship in Chile, Brother Juan Acuña says he had not been exposed to the levels of violence he sees regularly in the Back of the Yards n... READ MORE
The power of restorative practices lies in the fact that the essential truths that it promotes call out to what is best in each of us. No matter who we are or where we were born, we all need strong relationships, families and communities, as well ... READ MORE
from the article in the Western Gazette:
Magistrates were told that a Yeovil woman who admitted breaching an Anti Social Behaviour Order for the tenth time was now making great strides forward with her life.
Darcy Phoenix was charged with the of... READ MORE