Key Themes from Dialogue: How the Connection Practice works, stories from the field, scalability and fears, racial and ideological strife, working with children Rita Marie Johnson shares how the Connection Practice supports restorative justice practices and conflict resolution by creating safe spaces for uncovering the root of why harms are done, and helping all involved […]
Many times educators may feel they do not have time to add anything else to already-packed schedules that are topped off with extra work beyond the hands-on time with children and students. In this brief segment Boyes-Watson and Pranis share ideas on how circles can help reconnect educators with their original passion for becoming one […]
In this short 4 minute segment Kay Pranis shares ways in which we can assure equal distribution and ownership of a circle, and how facilitators might be especially aware of their approach in various ways she describes.
Jared Seide is the Director of Center for Council and has designed, piloted and coordinated Council-based programs in prisons, assisted living facilities, youth groups and a variety of non-profit and faith-based organizations and social service agencies, including “The Co-Mentoring Project” for emancipated foster youth, the “Social Justice Council Project” in partnership with the Angell Foundation […]
Ian is a criminologist and Ph.D. student, studying and lecturing in restorative justice at the School of Law, University of Leeds, UK. He was born in Canada, but has spent most of his life in Northern England. He has conducted research for a number of organisations, including Restorative Solutions, the Restorative Justice Council, Search for […]
Dr. David Ragland grew up in North St. Louis, a few miles from Ferguson, Mo. Dr. Ragland is the co-founder for the Truth-Telling Project in St. Louis, Mo and a Assistant Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies. The Truth Telling project is focused on developing a truth and reconciliation process to address structural violence and racism for […]
Ted Grimsrud is Professor of Theology and Peace Studies. Prior to teaching at EMU beginning in 1996, he served 10 years as a pastor in M to sleepennonite churches in Arizona, Oregon and South Dakota. He is especially interested in the connection between Christian theology and pacifism. He teaches classes in theology, peace studies, ethics, […]
In October of 2013 Nicholas founded the Restorative Justice Center of the Northwest. Through a partnership with Pierce County Center Dispute Resolution we have reached out to local schools in Pierce Co. as well as beginning to support Pierce Co. Juvenile Justice. We are looking forward to a rich working relationship
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