Source: (2001) Hearts & Hands: Minnesota’s Restorative Justice Newsletter Winter/Spring: 1.

In her article introducing this newsletter issue, Pranis states that peacemaking circles bring together the ancient wisdom of community and the contemporary value of respect for the individual. Such circles are being used in Minnesota in a number of contexts: support for victims; assistance to help offenders with behavioral change; sentencing of offenders; aid for families in crisis; and conflict resolution in schools and workplaces. Pranis surveys some of the values and processes of peacemaking circles.