Archives for 2013

Glenn Aparicio-Parry on “Original Justice”

When we talk about justice, or restorative justice, we almost always in some form or another refer to those that came before–whether peoples, tribes, traditions, cultures. We also have an inherent sense of justice that could be termed “original”. In this hour live dialogue we’ll share with Glenn about these concepts and more, and hear from him about his deep dig into the roots and origins of justice, dialogue and unified thinking and how they support the foundation of restorative practices–or any particular movement towards peace, healing and understanding ourselves and the precious world we all share. -Molly Rowan Leach
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Bryan Stevenson of the Equal Justice Initiative

Other Media featuring Bryan: Bill Moyers Interview (Moyers and Company) Rachel Maddow Show (On Atty General Eric Holder & mass incarceration) TED Talk Bryan A. Stevenson is the founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative, a private, non-profit organization headquartered in Montgomery, Alabama, and is a professor at New York University School of Law. He has gained national acclaim for his work challenging bias against the poor and people of color in the criminal justice system. Stevenson has assisted in securing relief for dozens of condemned prisoners, advocated for poor people and developed community-based reform litigation aimed at
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Restorative Justice and Schools: A Ground-Level View

Oscar Reed and Jamie Williams from The Restorative Way and Minneapolis Public Schools Contractors/Facilitators Oscar Reed and Jamie Williams, MA, are Restorative Justice / Practices / Measures consultants with more than 50 years of experience between them working with young people in a variety of school and community settings. They have been trainers, classroom mentors and Circle Keepers for the Minneapolis public schools, suburban districts, charter schools, alternative learning centers, the University of Minnesota Center for Restorative Justice and Peacemaking (Dr. Mark Umbreit), school districts across the country, HennepinCounty, RamseyCounty, Amicus, the Minnesota Department of Corrections and many other organizations.
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Restorative Justice and Schools

Nancy Riestenberg has over twenty-five years of experience in the fields of violence prevention education, child sexual abuse prevention and restorative measures in schools. She has worked with school districts in Minnesota and 20 other states, and speaks nationally on restorative measures at conferences and through trainings. She provides technical assistance on violence and bullying prevention, school connectedness, school climate, disproportionate minority representation in suspensions and expulsions dropout prevention, cultural relevance of prevention education, crisis prevention and recovery and restorative measures. Nancy was a member of the design team for the National Institute of Corrections’ restorative conferencing curriculum, Facilitating Restorative
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Heart of Hope with Carolyn Boyes-Watson

Author of Peacemaking Circles and Urban Youth and Heart of Hope 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. She is the author of Peacemaking Circles for Urban Youth and Co-Author with Kay Pranis of Heart of Hope: A Guide for Using Peacemaking Circles to Develop Emotional Literacy, Promote Healing, and Build Healthy Relationships
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Teya Sepinuck, Founder of Theater of Witness

With Special Guest Teya Sepinuck, Founder of Theater of Witness Teya Sepinuck is the founder and director of Theater of Witness, a model of performance that gives voice to those who have been marginalized, forgotten or are invisible in society. For the past 25 years, she has been creating and producing Theater of Witness projects with prisoners and their families, survivors and perpetrators of abuse, refugees, immigrants, elders and those who have lived through war. Her work has taken her to Poland and Northern Ireland where she just completed her third production at The Playhouse in Derry /Londonderry creating original
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Restorative and Transformative Justice

With Special Guest Brenda Morrison of Simon Fraser University Brenda Morrison is the Director of the Centre for Restorative Justice and an Associate Professor in the School of Criminology, Simon Fraser University. She is a social psychologist with field experience in outdoor education, government administration and restorative justice. Her teaching and research interests include transformative and restorative justice, responsive regulation, school violence and safety, conflict and cooperation, shame-management and social identity, the self and self-interest. Dr. Morrison has presented papers at UNESCO, in Paris, and the House of Lords, in London. She is a member of a number of editorial
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Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth & A National Movement Builds

With Special Guest Fania Davis and a Youth Representative from RJOY This podcast archive features a snapshot into one of the successfully and longer-running programs in restorative justice. Particularly inspiring and informative, Fania and Destiny Shabazz share how the programs work in Oakland and beyond. This podcast can be used as a great tool for educators, principals and school officials, law enforcement and many others. This podcast archive features a snapshot into one of the successfully and longer-running programs in restorative justice. Particularly inspiring and informative, Fania and Destiny Shabazz share how the programs work in Oakland and beyond. This
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Tapping a Rising Movement & An Overview of Stats and Legislation, plus What’s Ahead

With Special Guest Dr. Sandra Pavelka Sandra Pavelka, Ph.D., serves as founding Director of the Institute for Youth and Justice Studies and Associate Professor of Public Affairs at Florida Gulf Coast University. Dr. Pavelka previously served as the Project Administrator of the Balanced and Restorative Justice (BARJ) Project funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice. She also was Senior Research Associate with the Community Justice Institute at Florida Atlantic University. Dr. Pavelka serves as Editor for the International Journal of Restorative Justice and holds a number of leadership positions on local and state
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Building Bridges: Restorative Circles and Existing Systems

Special Guests Dominic Barter and Sissi Mazzetti of Restorative Circles Dominic Barter is the founder of Restorative Circles, a specific restorative practice whose development began with his work in Rio de Janeiro in the mid 1990s and continues with a growing community both in Brazil and internationally. Sissi Mazzetti and Dominic have worked together over many years in supporting the facilitation and setup of these processes. We explored ways in which Restorative practices are collaborating with systems in education and law enforcement on a global scale, as Dominic and Sissi have been deeply involved in collaboratives with Rio’s Educational systems and
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