Source: (2000) Paper presented at The Second International Conference on Conferencing and Circles: Restorative Practice in Action. Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 10-12 August 2000.

Tebilcock, having worked in many components of the criminal justice system over the years, describes changes in her perspectives moving, as she puts it, from an unthinking acceptance of the silos of the mainstream system police, courts, corrections magnified in the image of the fenced prison, to embracing the circles of the restorative process. She includes real stories from her experience, as well as Aboriginal perspectives and historical markers in conferencing and circle processes in the South Pacific and North America.


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