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Circles – “A way to be”

Chandler-Rhivers, Gwen
June 4, 2015

Source: (2001) Hearts & Hands: Minnesota’s Restorative Justice Newsletter Winter/Spring: 2-3.

Chandler-Rhivers sees peacemaking circles as a unique way to involve the community in crime prevention and community-building. A circle process in which a group of women discuss issues of respect is narrated as an example. The author notes that such processes can also be used for “circle sentencingâ€? in criminal justice settings, and that circle sentencing projects are being developed in various places in Minnesota. Core values of peacemaking circles are identified by Chandler-Rhivers in the article.


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