Source: (2001) CYD Journal: Community Youth Development. 2(4, Fall): 16-21. Downloaded 22 November 2005.

Peacemaking circles, a method of communication and problem solving derived from aboriginal and native traditions, are used in relationship development, healing, community building, and restorative justice efforts. This article highlights how circles are used at Roca—a multicultural, youth, family, and community development organization—to open up fresh possibilities for connection, collaboration, and mutual understanding between youth and adult participants. (excerpt)