Archives for 2012

Steve Korr of IIRP

Steve Korr, Instructor/Facilitator at the International Institute for Restorative Practices (www.iirp.org) has been working with young people and their families since 1985. He worked for over a decade in several of the IIRP’s model schools as both a counselor and a school administrator, employing restorative practices with students, families and staff. Steve has provided professional development in restorative practices to thousands of professionals in education, criminal justice and social services from all over the world. Steve has facilitated many restorative conferences, both formal and informal, to address the needs of all who have been impacted by crime and wrongdoing. He
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Margot Van Sluytman

Margot Van Sluytman is the Founder and Director of the Sawbonna Project whose mission is: shaping concrete vision for inclusivity of all voices in the social, criminal, and restorative justice areas. Her father was murdered and she now works with the man who murdered him. She also is an Award-winning poet and academic. She is a social justice activist who teaches therapeutic writing to educate individuals how to write to find healing and transformation for themselves and those with whom they work. She is invited across North America to speak about the importance of poetry and narrative and how they
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Lynette Parker of Prison Fellowship International and Restorative Justice Online

with very special guest LYNETTE PARKER Lynette Parker works with Prison Fellowship national organizations in the development of justice reform initiatives and programmes. She provides training and information in the area of restorative justice and oversees PFI’s two main justice programmes – the Sycamore Tree Project® and Communities of Restoration. Lynette also represents PFI at meetings of the U. N. Alliance of NGOs on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice and other United Nations events. She has also published articles on the use of restorative practices in Latin America. Aside from her work at PFI, Lynette serves as a volunteer restorative
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Building it from the ground up: Restorative Justice and how it is possible & can happen in your community.

with very special guest PATTY LA TAILLE Executive Director, Full Circle Restorative Justice (Colorado) Building it from the ground up: Restorative Justice and how it is possible & can happen in your community. The mission of Full Circle Restorative Justice is: “To enhance the safety of our community by addressing offender accountability and to empower victims through a supportive conflict resolution process.” Full Circle services provide an opportunity within the 11th Judicial District of Colorado for alternative dispute resolution and restorative justice, in addition to minimizing an offender’s involvement with the legal system. Full Circle Goals * Empower victims of
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Kris Miner is the Executive Director at St. Croix Valley Restorative Justice Program (SCVRJP)

with very special guest KRIS MINER Executive Director, St. Croix Valley Restorative Justice Building it from the ground up: Restorative Justice and how it is not only possible…it is happening. Kris Miner is the Executive Director at St. Croix Valley Restorative Justice Program (SCVRJP). Her professional work experience includes in-home family therapist, social worker, juvenile justice and child protection supervisor. SCVRJP provides a range of Restorative Justice services including victim-offender conferencing, victim impact panels, underage consumption panels, controlled substance intervention circles, teen driving circles, victim empathy seminars and restorative response programming. Restorative Response addresses sudden and traumatic death by providing
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RESTORATIVE EMPATHY CIRCLES WITH THE CENTER FOR BUILDING A CULTURE OF EMPATHY’S EDWIN RUTSCH

EDWIN RUTSCH Founder of the Center for Building a Culture of Empathy, and facilitator, Restorative Empathy Circles RESTORATIVE EMPATHY CIRCLES WITH THE CENTER FOR BUILDING A CULTURE OF EMPATHY’S EDWIN RUTSCH Edwin Rutsch is director of the Center for Building a Culture of Empathy. The Center is the home of the global empathy movement. Our mission is to build a movement for creating a global worldwide culture of empathy and compassion. The site contains the internet’s largest collection of; articles, conferences, definitions, experts, history, interviews, organizations, videos, science, etc. about empathy. The Center is also hosting a Sub Conference on
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FLEET MAULL – Director of The Prison Mindfulness Institute

READ TRICYCLE MAGAZINE Interview with Acharya Maull, “Prison Monk”Download PDF HERE Fleet Maull, a longtime student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, founded Prison Dharma Network (now Prison Mindfulness Institute) in 1989 while serving a 14.5 year mandatory-minimum sentence for drug smuggling at a maximum security federal prison medical facility. He led a twice weekly meditation group in the prison chapel for 14 years (1985 – 1999). He also helped start the first inside prison hospice program and provided daily care to dying prisoners until his release. In 1991, he founded National Prison Hospice Association, launching a movement that now includes hospice
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SUJATHA BALIGA Director of the Restorative Justice Project

Sujatha Baliga, Director | Restorative Justice Project, Senior Program Specialist Sujatha Baliga’s work is characterized by an equal dedication to victims and persons accused of crime. The convergence of Sujatha’s interest in Tibetan ideals of justice and her work with women accused of killing their abusers drew her to law school and ultimately, criminal defense work. After several years as an appellate public defender in New Mexico and at the Office of the Appellate Defender in New York City, Sujatha relocated to California in 2006 to work on capital cases. In 2008, Sujatha was awarded a Soros Justice Fellowship, which
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Restorative practices and bridgebuilding on an individual and community level…

with very special guest ANDREA BRENNEKE Read her TIKKUN Article, A Restorative Circle in The Wake of A Police Shooting Andrea Brenneke (J.D. Harvard Law School ʼ92, BA University of Washington, ʼ88) is a passionate advocate for justice and facilitator of individual and community healing and empowerment. She practices civil rights and employment law at MacDonald Hoague & Bayless in Seattle. www.mhb.com. A tenacious litigator and strategic negotiator, the results she obtains compensate her clients for violations of their legal rights and dignity and secure other types of injunctive relief and policy changes that make a lasting difference in society.
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