Source: (2002) Paper presented at "Dreaming of a New Reality," the Third International Conference on Conferencing, Circles and other Restorative Practices, August 8-10, 2002, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

One of the great problems in restorative practices has been the lack of sustainability of programs over time. Many begin; few survive for very long. Lack of funds, burnout, and the person who started and carried the program has left, are all too commonly attributed to programs and practices dying out. We must prove sustainability to move beyond being viewed as a novelty. Join a discussion circle dedicated to brainstorming solutions to this common problem and moving restorative practices from the edges to the center of our world.