Carolyn Boyes-Watson


Date of Dialogue: Nov. 13, 2013

Description: Carolyn gives a sweeping and specific overview of RJP (restorative justice practices) currently being successfully implemented in schools across the country. She shares insights from the bestselling manual and practical handbook she penned with Kay Pranis, Heart of Hope: A Guide for Using Peacemaking Circles to Develop Emotional Literacy, Promote Healing and Build Healthy Relationships. This interview is highly recommended for any school administrator or staff who want to hear more about how to implement, challenges and opportunities, and more.

Brief Bio: Carolyn Boyes-Watson is the founding director of Suffolk University’s Center for Restorative Justice and an associate professor of sociology at Suffolk University. Professor Boyes-Watson has been on the faculty since 1993. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s and Ph.D. in sociology from Harvard University.

To see video of Dr. Boyes-Watson delivering a Chatauqua Institution Interfaith Lecture on “Restorative Justice” August 8, 2013, click here.

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