Restorative Justice On The Rise https://restorativejusticeontherise.org Media That Matters - Public Dialogue on Justice Mon, 12 Oct 2020 21:09:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.4 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/favicon-45x45.png Restorative Justice On The Rise https://restorativejusticeontherise.org 32 32 Restorative Justice on The Rise is an international live dialogue via Webcast and Telecouncil platform, held weekly, reaching an international constituency of a wide spectrum of invididuals, organizations, professionals, academics, practitioners, stakeholders and beyond. Restorative Justice On The Rise clean episodic Restorative Justice On The Rise molly@malirowanpresents.com molly@malirowanpresents.com (Restorative Justice On The Rise) Media that Matters - Public Dialogue on Justice, Tapping Systemic Transformation in Real-Time Restorative Justice On The Rise https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/itunes.jpg https://restorativejusticeontherise.org Exclusive: Cornel West on Restorative Justice https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/exclusive-cornel-west-on-restorative-justice/ Sun, 05 Apr 2020 06:53:10 +0000 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/?p=4365 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/exclusive-cornel-west-on-restorative-justice/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/exclusive-cornel-west-on-restorative-justice/feed/ 0 <p>From the NACRJ 2015 Conference, Cornel West gives an extraordinary, poetic, rhythmic keynote. Credit: NACRJ, Production & Edits RJ on The Rise.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/exclusive-cornel-west-on-restorative-justice/">Exclusive: Cornel West on Restorative Justice</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

From the NACRJ 2015 Conference, Cornel West gives an extraordinary, poetic, rhythmic keynote.

Credit: NACRJ, Production & Edits RJ on The Rise.

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From the NACRJ 2015 Conference, Cornel West gives an extraordinary, poetic, rhythmic keynote. Credit: NACRJ, Production & Edits RJ on The Rise. From the NACRJ 2015 Conference, Cornel West gives an extraordinary, poetic, rhythmic keynote. Credit: NACRJ, Production & Edits RJ on The Rise. Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 49:36
Rangimarie Naida Glavish: Reflections from Maori Traditions of Restorative Justice https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/rangimarie-naida-glavish-reflections-from-maori-traditions-of-restorative-justice/ Sun, 05 Apr 2020 06:35:07 +0000 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/?p=4361 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/rangimarie-naida-glavish-reflections-from-maori-traditions-of-restorative-justice/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/rangimarie-naida-glavish-reflections-from-maori-traditions-of-restorative-justice/feed/ 0 <p>From Oakland, June 2017, an interview with Rangimarie Naida Glavish on perspectives and practices from New Zealand in what is now called 'restorative justice'. This interview was an honor and was deeply sacred to us. 2017 National Conference hosted by  RJOY   NACRJ Dame Rangimarie Naida Glavish is a highly respected Iwi and Community Leader. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/rangimarie-naida-glavish-reflections-from-maori-traditions-of-restorative-justice/">Rangimarie Naida Glavish: Reflections from Maori Traditions of Restorative Justice</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

From Oakland, June 2017, an interview with Rangimarie Naida Glavish on perspectives and practices from New Zealand in what is now called 'restorative justice'. This interview was an honor and was deeply sacred to us. 2017 National Conference hosted by  RJOY   NACRJ

Dame Rangimarie Naida Glavish is a highly respected Iwi and Community Leader. Naida is currently employed as the Chief Tikanga Advisor/General Manager Maori with the He Kamaka Waiora, Maori Health, Waitemata and Auckland District Health Board.

 

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From Oakland, June 2017, an interview with Rangimarie Naida Glavish on perspectives and practices from New Zealand in what is now called 'restorative justice'. This interview was an honor and was deeply sacred to us. From Oakland, June 2017, an interview with Rangimarie Naida Glavish on perspectives and practices from New Zealand in what is now called 'restorative justice'. This interview was an honor and was deeply sacred to us. 2017 National Conference hosted by  RJOY   NACRJ Dame Rangimarie Naida Glavish is a highly respected Iwi and Community Leader. […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 41:22
How Colorado Passed RJ Legislation: The Origins from 2013 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/how-colorado-passed-rj-legislation-the-origins-from-2013/ Sun, 05 Apr 2020 05:56:01 +0000 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/?p=4357 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/how-colorado-passed-rj-legislation-the-origins-from-2013/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/how-colorado-passed-rj-legislation-the-origins-from-2013/feed/ 0 <p>In North America Colorado is considered one of many states progressing in restorative justice particular to coalition building that is spurred by legislative buy in.  This archive feature is from 2013 and is a chronicle of the movement and its progress in passing legislation that supported the now-growing coalition and programs supported by a self-funding […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/how-colorado-passed-rj-legislation-the-origins-from-2013/">How Colorado Passed RJ Legislation: The Origins from 2013</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

In North America Colorado is considered one of many states progressing in restorative justice particular to coalition building that is spurred by legislative buy in.  This archive feature is from 2013 and is a chronicle of the movement and its progress in passing legislation that supported the now-growing coalition and programs supported by a self-funding measure stipulation as part of the law.

This panel features the amazing Deb Witzel whose tenure in restorative justice practices and leadership in advocacy and movement building in Colorado has played a key role in where things stand today. Also speaking is Senator Pete Lee and Officer Gregory Ruprecht, both equally extraordinary in their commitment to restorative justice.

 

 

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In North America Colorado is considered one of many states progressing in restorative justice particular to coalition building that is spurred by legislative buy in.  This archive feature is from 2013 and is a chronicle of the movement and its progress... In North America Colorado is considered one of many states progressing in restorative justice particular to coalition building that is spurred by legislative buy in.  This archive feature is from 2013 and is a chronicle of the movement and its progress in passing legislation that supported the now-growing coalition and programs supported by a self-funding […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 1:04:48
Evolving in Real Time: Crisis as Birth with Barbara Marx Hubbard https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/evolving-in-real-time-crisis-as-birth-with-barbara-marx-hubbard/ Sun, 05 Apr 2020 05:35:36 +0000 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/?p=4354 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/evolving-in-real-time-crisis-as-birth-with-barbara-marx-hubbard/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/evolving-in-real-time-crisis-as-birth-with-barbara-marx-hubbard/feed/ 0 <p>"Real Time Evolution and Crisis as Birth", from 2009 In 2009, the late and extraordinary Dr. Barbara Marx Hubbard spoke at a conference we produced with an extraordinary and devoted community team in Boise, ID. Dr. Hubbard was a candidate for Vice President and an author of multiple best sellers outlining our moment in time--crisis--as […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/evolving-in-real-time-crisis-as-birth-with-barbara-marx-hubbard/">Evolving in Real Time: Crisis as Birth with Barbara Marx Hubbard</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

"Real Time Evolution and Crisis as Birth", from 2009

In 2009, the late and extraordinary Dr. Barbara Marx Hubbard spoke at a conference we produced with an extraordinary and devoted community team in Boise, ID. Dr. Hubbard was a candidate for Vice President and an author of multiple best sellers outlining our moment in time--crisis--as a natural element of conscientious growth.

This is a special, exclusive feature from our archives. In honor of the beauty of Dr. Barbara Marx Hubbard and her visionary and grounded evidence that we are in fact in the midst of an essential transformation: systemically, personally, globally.

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"Real Time Evolution and Crisis as Birth", from 2009 In 2009, the late and extraordinary Dr. Barbara Marx Hubbard spoke at a conference we produced with an extraordinary and devoted community team in Boise, ID. Dr. "Real Time Evolution and Crisis as Birth", from 2009 In 2009, the late and extraordinary Dr. Barbara Marx Hubbard spoke at a conference we produced with an extraordinary and devoted community team in Boise, ID. Dr. Hubbard was a candidate for Vice President and an author of multiple best sellers outlining our moment in time--crisis--as […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 1:07:26
Listening From Essence, Dialogue or Death: James O'Dea https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/listening-from-essence-dialogue-or-death-james-odea/ Sun, 05 Apr 2020 05:06:13 +0000 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/?p=4352 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/listening-from-essence-dialogue-or-death-james-odea/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/listening-from-essence-dialogue-or-death-james-odea/feed/ 0 <p>In this keynote from 2009 in Boise, Idaho, at the Living in The Fire of Change Conference, James O'Dea recounts in extraordinary detail the power of dialogue, listening, and the imperative of restorative justice, healing justice. Originally titled "Roots and Stars", we wanted to illuminate the fullness of this hour as a prophetic message for […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/listening-from-essence-dialogue-or-death-james-odea/">Listening From Essence, Dialogue or Death: James O'Dea</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

In this keynote from 2009 in Boise, Idaho, at the Living in The Fire of Change Conference, James O'Dea recounts in extraordinary detail the power of dialogue, listening, and the imperative of restorative justice, healing justice.

Originally titled "Roots and Stars", we wanted to illuminate the fullness of this hour as a prophetic message for us all during these times. Packed with humor, storytelling, citations of major mystics and philosophers alike, and anecdotes from our world's most blatantly heinous atrocities.. of which James himself almost died, we come to a place of "tea among strangers, amidst the rubble", or the humanity that resides in all of us even amidst suffering and loss.

This podcast is a very special feature, and an honoring, of our dear colleague and friend James O'Dea.

#restorativejustice #metowe #dialogue #heartresonance #gibran

 

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In this keynote from 2009 in Boise, Idaho, at the Living in The Fire of Change Conference, James O'Dea recounts in extraordinary detail the power of dialogue, listening, and the imperative of restorative justice, healing justice. In this keynote from 2009 in Boise, Idaho, at the Living in The Fire of Change Conference, James O'Dea recounts in extraordinary detail the power of dialogue, listening, and the imperative of restorative justice, healing justice. Originally titled "Roots and Stars", we wanted to illuminate the fullness of this hour as a prophetic message for […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 56:24
The Need for Restorative Justice with Eric Luecking https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/the-need-for-restorative-justice-with-eric-luecking/ Tue, 03 Mar 2020 18:25:26 +0000 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/?p=3946 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/the-need-for-restorative-justice-with-eric-luecking/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/the-need-for-restorative-justice-with-eric-luecking/feed/ 0 <p>In 2016 Eric Luecking was the first to hear the unthinkable. His brother, Matt (pictured to the right, at left; Eric at right), was dead, murdered. The big brother that lived as an inspiration to so many was gone, just like that. Since that life-altering day in October 2016 Eric has worked to further the possibility of VOD & restorative justice program implementation and is a […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/the-need-for-restorative-justice-with-eric-luecking/">The Need for Restorative Justice with Eric Luecking</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

In 2016 Eric Luecking was the first to hear the unthinkable. His brother, Matt (pictured to the right, at left; Eric at right), was dead, murdered. The big brother that lived as an inspiration to so many was gone, just like that.

Since that life-altering day in October 2016 Eric has worked to further the possibility of VOD & restorative justice program implementation and is a national speaker advocating for restorative justice as a surviving family member and brother to Matt whose life was cut way too short.

Matt was an inspiration for the many lives he touched while living. After he passed in 2016, his friends and colleagues continued to spread his “Blessed For Another Day” messages through social media. In his honor, Eric created this website to focus on positivity.

Eric continues to spread Matt's contagious positivity and is a speaker, writer, and advocate for forgiveness, personal healing, and avenues for restorative justice. Since his brother's murder in 2016, he has been on a journey of self-reflection and finding his place again in the world, constantly looking at new ways to approach the hardships that life can bring. By openly sharing his story, he has found a way to re-channel his love for Matt to positively influence friends, family, and anyone else who will listen. Through speaking events at churches, universities, and podcasts, he tells a powerful story about how forgiveness has given him the freedom to move forward and cut any ties that would bind him to self-defeat.

Eric has collaborated with respected RJ practitioner and Michigan State University professor Derrick Franke, whose facilitation and VOD support for another family was part of the CNN Series The Redemption Project with Van Jones. Their collaborative work has included a lecture and discussion on VOD implementation steps in states in the US without that option. Eric is available to speak via web or at your community center or campus by contacting him via the website.

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In 2016 Eric Luecking was the first to hear the unthinkable. His brother, Matt (pictured to the right, at left; Eric at right), was dead, murdered. The big brother that lived as an inspiration to so many was gone, just like that. In 2016 Eric Luecking was the first to hear the unthinkable. His brother, Matt (pictured to the right, at left; Eric at right), was dead, murdered. The big brother that lived as an inspiration to so many was gone, just like that. Since that life-altering day in October 2016 Eric has worked to further the possibility of VOD & restorative justice program implementation and is a […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 1:07:10
The Prison Within https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/the-prison-within/ Tue, 03 Mar 2020 18:21:50 +0000 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/?p=3941 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/the-prison-within/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/the-prison-within/feed/ 0 <p>Panel Discussion with Subject/Cinematographer & SOROS Justice Fellow (2018) Troy Williams, Producer, Social Justice Advocate and Attorney Erin Kenway, and Former Los Angeles Public Defender and 1st Filmmaker to have access to VOEG Processes* at San Quentin, Director Katherin Hervey.  Website: www.theprisonwithin.org</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/the-prison-within/">The Prison Within</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Panel Discussion with Subject/Cinematographer & SOROS Justice Fellow (2018) Troy Williams, Producer, Social Justice Advocate and Attorney Erin Kenway, and Former Los Angeles Public Defender and 1st Filmmaker to have access to VOEG Processes* at San Quentin, Director Katherin Hervey.  Website: www.theprisonwithin.org

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Panel Discussion with Subject/Cinematographer & SOROS Justice Fellow (2018) Troy Williams, Producer, Social Justice Advocate and Attorney Erin Kenway, and Former Los Angeles Public Defender and 1st Filmmaker to have access to VOEG Processes* at San Que... Panel Discussion with Subject/Cinematographer & SOROS Justice Fellow (2018) Troy Williams, Producer, Social Justice Advocate and Attorney Erin Kenway, and Former Los Angeles Public Defender and 1st Filmmaker to have access to VOEG Processes* at San Quentin, Director Katherin Hervey.  Website: www.theprisonwithin.org Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 1:10:39
On Nepal's Restorative Journey, Gender-Based Violence & RJ, the UN and US Efforts, and more... https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/on-nepals-restorative-journey-gender-based-violence-rj-the-un-and-us-efforts-and-more/ Fri, 07 Feb 2020 15:42:43 +0000 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/?p=3910 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/on-nepals-restorative-journey-gender-based-violence-rj-the-un-and-us-efforts-and-more/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/on-nepals-restorative-journey-gender-based-violence-rj-the-un-and-us-efforts-and-more/feed/ 0 <p>Video Interview plus PODCAST/mp3 With Ram Tiwari, the Nepal Forum for Restorative Justice's Chairman, UN & OJJDP Adviser/Working Group Member & RJ Advocate in Nepal In this very special and intimate discussion with Ram Tiwari, we take a deep dive to look at the historical context of community justice in Nepal, and discuss how Ram and others have catalyzed community-owned and community-based restorative justice […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/on-nepals-restorative-journey-gender-based-violence-rj-the-un-and-us-efforts-and-more/">On Nepal's Restorative Journey, Gender-Based Violence & RJ, the UN and US Efforts, and more...</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Video Interview plus PODCAST/mp3 With Ram Tiwari, the Nepal Forum for Restorative Justice's Chairman, UN & OJJDP Adviser/Working Group Member & RJ Advocate in Nepal


In this very special and intimate discussion with Ram Tiwari, we take a deep dive to look at the historical context of community justice in Nepal, and discuss how Ram and others have catalyzed community-owned and community-based restorative justice over the past years and are seeing it grow quickly.

Some of the nuggets from our dialogue include:

  • Anecdotal Measurement of RJ Success
  • Nepali Peoples' resonance with RJ
  • Local struggles and needs
  • How to support NFRJ
  • The 3rd Annual Conference Nov. 22-24 focusing on Gender Based Violence
  • Ram's work internationally with the UN and with the US OJJDP Group
  • And much more

Connect with NFRJ on Facebook NFRJ Website & 3rd Annual Conference Information This Special Feature will drop at our website & iTunes podcast streams within the next few days! Ram pictured below with the USA OJJDP Restorative Justice Working Group.

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Video Interview plus PODCAST/mp3 With Ram Tiwari, the Nepal Forum for Restorative Justice's Chairman, UN & OJJDP Adviser/Working Group Member & RJ Advocate in Nepal In this very special and intimate discussion with Ram Tiwari, Video Interview plus PODCAST/mp3 With Ram Tiwari, the Nepal Forum for Restorative Justice's Chairman, UN & OJJDP Adviser/Working Group Member & RJ Advocate in Nepal In this very special and intimate discussion with Ram Tiwari, we take a deep dive to look at the historical context of community justice in Nepal, and discuss how Ram and others have catalyzed community-owned and community-based restorative justice […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 1:19:30
A Conversation with Zach Norris https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/a-conversation-with-zach-norris/ Fri, 07 Feb 2020 15:25:15 +0000 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/?p=3905 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/a-conversation-with-zach-norris/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/a-conversation-with-zach-norris/feed/ 0 <p>A Conversation with Zach Norris, author of We Keep Us Safe, praised by Just Mercy's Bryan Stevenson with a Foreword from Van Jones. Zach is Executive Director of Ella Baker Center and Co-founder of Restore Oakland "After 20 plus years working to bring humanity and healing to our criminal legal system, I developed a framework to help understand and transform the policies and practices that […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/a-conversation-with-zach-norris/">A Conversation with Zach Norris</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

A Conversation with Zach Norris, author of We Keep Us Safe, praised by Just Mercy's Bryan Stevenson with a Foreword from Van Jones. Zach is Executive Director of Ella Baker Center and Co-founder of Restore Oakland

"After 20 plus years working to bring humanity and healing to our criminal legal system, I developed a framework to help understand and transform the policies and practices that perpetuate intergenerational trauma and community suffering.
The premise of my book which launches FEBRUARY 4th, WE KEEP US SAFE: Building Secure, Just and Inclusive Communities is that we are safer together when we shift the conversation about public safety away from fear and punishment and toward growth and support systems for our families and communities. As we build public safety systems that recognize our connection to each other, we also give ourselves our best chance to rescue democracy.
2020 will be a pivotal point in the history of humanity and for the survival of our species. Will we come together to reject division and scapegoating and instead affirm our interdependency and humanity?  If we are to shift the direction of this country, we must present a compelling vision for how our communities can heal and thrive."

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A Conversation with Zach Norris, author of We Keep Us Safe, praised by Just Mercy's Bryan Stevenson with a Foreword from Van Jones. Zach is Executive Director of Ella Baker Center and Co-founder of Restore Oakland "After 20 plus years working to bring ... A Conversation with Zach Norris, author of We Keep Us Safe, praised by Just Mercy's Bryan Stevenson with a Foreword from Van Jones. Zach is Executive Director of Ella Baker Center and Co-founder of Restore Oakland "After 20 plus years working to bring humanity and healing to our criminal legal system, I developed a framework to help understand and transform the policies and practices that […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 1:00:05
SaulPaul, a Musician with A Message https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/saulpaul-a-musician-with-a-message/ Thu, 31 Oct 2019 13:41:09 +0000 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/?p=3780 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/saulpaul-a-musician-with-a-message/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/saulpaul-a-musician-with-a-message/feed/ 0 <p>Mini-interview from the NACRJ (National Association of Community and Restorative Justice) conference in Denver USA (June 2019). In this special short, SaulPaul tells us about his experiences as a formerly incarcerated young black man and how it shaped his extraordinary work and music. SaulPaul was a keynote performance featured at this year's (2019) NACRJ conference […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/saulpaul-a-musician-with-a-message/">SaulPaul, a Musician with A Message</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Mini-interview from the NACRJ (National Association of Community and Restorative Justice) conference in Denver USA (June 2019). In this special short, SaulPaul tells us about his experiences as a formerly incarcerated young black man and how it shaped his extraordinary work and music. SaulPaul was a keynote performance featured at this year's (2019) NACRJ conference in Denver, CO and his performances and various works have been featured in major venues and media, inspiring and opening the minds of millions. More about SaulPaul at www.SaulPaul.com

 

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Mini-interview from the NACRJ (National Association of Community and Restorative Justice) conference in Denver USA (June 2019). In this special short, SaulPaul tells us about his experiences as a formerly incarcerated young black man and how it shaped ... Mini-interview from the NACRJ (National Association of Community and Restorative Justice) conference in Denver USA (June 2019). In this special short, SaulPaul tells us about his experiences as a formerly incarcerated young black man and how it shaped his extraordinary work and music. SaulPaul was a keynote performance featured at this year's (2019) NACRJ conference […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 14:38
The Redemption Project with Van Jones https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/the-redemption-project-with-van-jones/ Thu, 31 Oct 2019 13:30:21 +0000 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/?p=3769 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/the-redemption-project-with-van-jones/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/the-redemption-project-with-van-jones/feed/ 0 <p>Discussion Series. Episode 3: His daughter was murdered & he sat down with the teen who took her life. With Donald Lacy of the LoveLife Foundation and Karena Montag of Stronghold. https://s3.amazonaws.com/RestorativeJusticeOnTheRise_Podcasts_ShowArchives/RedemptionProjectDiscussions/DiscussionThree.mp3</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/the-redemption-project-with-van-jones/">The Redemption Project with Van Jones</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Discussion Series. Episode 3: His daughter was murdered & he sat down with the teen who took her life. With Donald Lacy of the LoveLife Foundation and Karena Montag of Stronghold.

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Discussion Series. Episode 3: His daughter was murdered & he sat down with the teen who took her life. With Donald Lacy of the LoveLife Foundation and Karena Montag of Stronghold. https://s3.amazonaws.com/RestorativeJusticeOnTheRise_Podcasts_ShowArchiv... Discussion Series. Episode 3: His daughter was murdered & he sat down with the teen who took her life. With Donald Lacy of the LoveLife Foundation and Karena Montag of Stronghold. https://s3.amazonaws.com/RestorativeJusticeOnTheRise_Podcasts_ShowArchives/RedemptionProjectDiscussions/DiscussionThree.mp3 Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 1:18:10
Writing As Restorative Vehicle: Restoring Voice, Restoring Balance with Diane Raptosh https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/writing-as-restorative-vehicle-restoring-voice-restoring-balance-with-diane-raptosh/ Fri, 27 Sep 2019 15:21:02 +0000 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/?p=3709 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/writing-as-restorative-vehicle-restoring-voice-restoring-balance-with-diane-raptosh/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/writing-as-restorative-vehicle-restoring-voice-restoring-balance-with-diane-raptosh/feed/ 0 <p>Diane Raptosh is a Professor and cutting-edge advocate and founder of numerous programs relating to transforming our justice system. She teaches writing within prisons and works one to one with male and female inmates struggling to recover their worth and their voice. She is also co founder of the College of Idaho's Prison Experience Seminar […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/writing-as-restorative-vehicle-restoring-voice-restoring-balance-with-diane-raptosh/">Writing As Restorative Vehicle: Restoring Voice, Restoring Balance with Diane Raptosh</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Diane Raptosh is a Professor and cutting-edge advocate and founder of numerous programs relating to transforming our justice system. She teaches writing within prisons and works one to one with male and female inmates struggling to recover their worth and their voice.

She is also co founder of the College of Idaho's Prison Experience Seminar and Course, which has evolved over the past 20 years and has been a leading catalyst within the state of Idaho towards education, advocacy and action. Students have the ability to opt into working within prisons to teach writing and to participate in profoundly insightful forums and discussions on-campus, that have featured leading advocates in the justice transformation movement.

IN THIS DIALOGUE (1:09) Diane shares anecdotes of the power of working creatively to recover voice, self worth, and value in a world of punishment and shame. She shares stories from how she founded the prison writing program, and the impact it has had on everyone involved, including herself equally with the inmates she has workshopped writing with, into discoveries and insights that have brought immense healing and balance.

Join Diane October 24 & 31 as she offers a 2-Part Webinar Series on creative partnerships and writing programs within prisons. She will offer insights into how to start, what the classes explore specifically, and how she works from Class one through the duration of a "semester" within a prison course.  More info coming shortly! Be sure to join the RJ on The Rise Mailing List to get updates and information!

Diane Raptosh’s fourth book of poetry, American Amnesiac (Etruscan Press), was longlisted for the 2013 National Book Award and was a finalist for the Housatonic Book Award. The recipient of three fellowships in literature from the Idaho Commission on the Arts, she served as the Boise Poet Laureate (2013) as well as the Idaho Writer-in-Residence (2013-2016). In 2018 she won the Idaho Governor’s Arts Award in Excellence. A highly active ambassador for poetry, she has given poetry workshops everywhere from riverbanks to maximum security prisons. She teaches creative writing and co-directs the program in Criminal Justice/Prison Studies at The College of Idaho. Her most recent book of poems, Human Directional, was published by Etruscan Press in 2016. Her sixth book of poems, Dear Z: The Zygote Epistles will be published by Etruscan Press in 2020.

More About Diane & Published Works

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Diane Raptosh is a Professor and cutting-edge advocate and founder of numerous programs relating to transforming our justice system. She teaches writing within prisons and works one to one with male and female inmates struggling to recover their worth ... Diane Raptosh is a Professor and cutting-edge advocate and founder of numerous programs relating to transforming our justice system. She teaches writing within prisons and works one to one with male and female inmates struggling to recover their worth and their voice. She is also co founder of the College of Idaho's Prison Experience Seminar […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 1:09:32
Lorenn Walker, Restorative Lawyer & Director of Hawai'i Friends for Restorative Justice https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/lorenn-walker-restorative-lawyer-director-of-hawaii-friends-for-restorative-justice/ Tue, 17 Sep 2019 21:33:07 +0000 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/?p=3697 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/lorenn-walker-restorative-lawyer-director-of-hawaii-friends-for-restorative-justice/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/lorenn-walker-restorative-lawyer-director-of-hawaii-friends-for-restorative-justice/feed/ 0 <p>Lorenn Walker is a Hawai’i based health educator and a restorative & peacemaking lawyer who uses public health and solution-focused approaches to address trauma and deal with social problems commonly addressed by legal and criminal justice systems. She designs, implements, researches, writes and publishes on a variety of innovations including restorative practices and solution focused approaches. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/lorenn-walker-restorative-lawyer-director-of-hawaii-friends-for-restorative-justice/">Lorenn Walker, Restorative Lawyer & Director of Hawai'i Friends for Restorative Justice</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Lorenn Walker is a Hawai’i based health educator and a restorative & peacemaking lawyer who uses public health and solution-focused approaches to address trauma and deal with social problems commonly addressed by legal and criminal justice systems.

She designs, implements, researches, writes and publishes on a variety of innovations including restorative practices and solution focused approaches. Her purpose is to improve the justice system and individuals’ access to justice. She has a special interest in helping disenfranchised people including foster youth, homeless people, crime victims, incarcerated people, people with substance abuse problems, loved ones of all affected, find what they need for healing.

Much of her research and work is conducted as director of Hawai’i Friends of Restorative Justice, which she has worked with for over 20 years www.hawaiifriends.org. Since 1994, she has been a University of Hawai’i system lecturer teaching a variety of courses including ethics, criminal justice, public and personal speaking.

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Lorenn Walker is a Hawai’i based health educator and a restorative & peacemaking lawyer who uses public health and solution-focused approaches to address trauma and deal with social problems commonly addressed by legal and criminal justice systems. Lorenn Walker is a Hawai’i based health educator and a restorative & peacemaking lawyer who uses public health and solution-focused approaches to address trauma and deal with social problems commonly addressed by legal and criminal justice systems. She designs, implements, researches, writes and publishes on a variety of innovations including restorative practices and solution focused approaches. […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 1:04:29
Advocacy, Organizing and Restorative Justice with Justice Matters of Lawrence, KS https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/advocacy-organizing-and-restorative-justice-with-justice-matters-of-lawrence-ks/ Fri, 23 Aug 2019 16:57:23 +0000 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/?p=3650 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/advocacy-organizing-and-restorative-justice-with-justice-matters-of-lawrence-ks/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/advocacy-organizing-and-restorative-justice-with-justice-matters-of-lawrence-ks/feed/ 0 <p>Justice Matters is an Interfaith non-profit organization consisting of religious congregations joined together to fulfill the following mission: To move Lawrence toward a city where justice rolls down like a mighty river To surface, understand, and address issues of justice in the region To strengthen understanding of the scriptural imperative to do justice slideviewer: https://instantteleseminar.com/Events/115081815</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/advocacy-organizing-and-restorative-justice-with-justice-matters-of-lawrence-ks/">Advocacy, Organizing and Restorative Justice with Justice Matters of Lawrence, KS</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Justice Matters is an Interfaith non-profit organization consisting of religious congregations joined together to fulfill the following mission:

  • To move Lawrence toward a city where justice rolls down like a mighty river
  • To surface, understand, and address issues of justice in the region
  • To strengthen understanding of the scriptural imperative to do justice

slideviewer: https://instantteleseminar.com/Events/115081815

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Justice Matters is an Interfaith non-profit organization consisting of religious congregations joined together to fulfill the following mission: To move Lawrence toward a city where justice rolls down like a mighty river To surface, understand, Justice Matters is an Interfaith non-profit organization consisting of religious congregations joined together to fulfill the following mission: To move Lawrence toward a city where justice rolls down like a mighty river To surface, understand, and address issues of justice in the region To strengthen understanding of the scriptural imperative to do justice slideviewer: https://instantteleseminar.com/Events/115081815 Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 1:37:33
Hip Hop and Restorative Justice: Youth Leadership from Circles & Ciphers of Chicago https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/hip-hop-and-restorative-justice-youth-leadership-from-circles-ciphers-of-chicago/ Thu, 22 Aug 2019 15:47:39 +0000 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/?p=3634 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/hip-hop-and-restorative-justice-youth-leadership-from-circles-ciphers-of-chicago/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/hip-hop-and-restorative-justice-youth-leadership-from-circles-ciphers-of-chicago/feed/ 0 <p>Special 25 minute short form interview We were lucky to have the opportunity to sit down with Marko, Akeem and Stephan, all a part of Circles and Ciphers, located in North Chicago, during the 7th Conference on Community and Restorative Justice hosted by the NACRJ and by RJ Colorado, in Denver (June 2019) Circles & […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/hip-hop-and-restorative-justice-youth-leadership-from-circles-ciphers-of-chicago/">Hip Hop and Restorative Justice: Youth Leadership from Circles & Ciphers of Chicago</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Special 25 minute short form interview

We were lucky to have the opportunity to sit down with Marko, Akeem and Stephan, all a part of Circles and Ciphers, located in North Chicago, during the 7th Conference on Community and Restorative Justice hosted by the NACRJ and by RJ Colorado, in Denver (June 2019)

Circles & Ciphers is a hip-hop infused restorative justice organization led by and for young people impacted by violence. Through art-based peace circles, education, and direct action we collectively heal and work to bring about the abolition of the prison-industrial complex.

In this short interview, Marko, Akeem and Stephan all share insights into how creativity and hip-hop answer to serious gaps in society, and how circles support strengthening youth empowerment and community. Truly inspiring.

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Special 25 minute short form interview We were lucky to have the opportunity to sit down with Marko, Akeem and Stephan, all a part of Circles and Ciphers, located in North Chicago, during the 7th Conference on Community and Restorative Justice hosted b... Special 25 minute short form interview We were lucky to have the opportunity to sit down with Marko, Akeem and Stephan, all a part of Circles and Ciphers, located in North Chicago, during the 7th Conference on Community and Restorative Justice hosted by the NACRJ and by RJ Colorado, in Denver (June 2019) Circles & […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 25:09
Elevating Justice Within Courts, Schools & The Criminal Justice System From a Prosecutor's Perspective https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/elevating-justice-within-courts-schools-the-criminal-justice-system-from-a-prosecutors-perspective/ Mon, 12 Aug 2019 18:44:46 +0000 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/?p=3605 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/elevating-justice-within-courts-schools-the-criminal-justice-system-from-a-prosecutors-perspective/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/elevating-justice-within-courts-schools-the-criminal-justice-system-from-a-prosecutors-perspective/feed/ 0 <p>Senator Pete Lee (CO), a champion for restorative justice or "RJ" in Colorado and the US for decades, interviews Prosecutor Adam Foss who is Founder and Executive Director of Prosecutor Impact at the National Association for Community and Restorative Justice Conference this past June in Denver, CO. Adam dives in to answer Sen. Lee's poignant and direct questions about stumbling blocks, misperceptions, […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/elevating-justice-within-courts-schools-the-criminal-justice-system-from-a-prosecutors-perspective/">Elevating Justice Within Courts, Schools & The Criminal Justice System From a Prosecutor's Perspective</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Senator Pete Lee (CO), a champion for restorative justice or "RJ" in Colorado and the US for decades, interviews Prosecutor Adam Foss who is Founder and Executive Director of Prosecutor Impact at the National Association for Community and Restorative Justice Conference this past June in Denver, CO.

Adam dives in to answer Sen. Lee's poignant and direct questions about stumbling blocks, misperceptions, and how restorative justice can better answer to both "lower level" cases as well as more serious ones, and how that supports persons harmed as well as the rehabilitation of parties committing offenses. This 15 minute segment also covers ACEs and how we look at justice from childhood onward using Trauma-Informed practices and restorative practices that are implemented as "upstream of conflict" practice, answering to these critical needs.

"A New Perspective for Prosecutors" -- one of Prosecutor Impact's driving principles, is also explained thoroughly. Adam Foss presented as a Keynote at the June conference, opening with a driving and powerful reminder that we must get uncomfortable to do justice. Special thanks to Senator Lee and Adam Foss and their subsequent and dedicated efforts.

Let us know how we are doing by rating this podcast and our 9 years of dialogues at Apple Podcasts!

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Senator Pete Lee (CO), a champion for restorative justice or "RJ" in Colorado and the US for decades, interviews Prosecutor Adam Foss who is Founder and Executive Director of Prosecutor Impact at the National Association for Community and Restorative J... Senator Pete Lee (CO), a champion for restorative justice or "RJ" in Colorado and the US for decades, interviews Prosecutor Adam Foss who is Founder and Executive Director of Prosecutor Impact at the National Association for Community and Restorative Justice Conference this past June in Denver, CO. Adam dives in to answer Sen. Lee's poignant and direct questions about stumbling blocks, misperceptions, […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 18:00
Elevating Youth Voices & Oakland's Recent Budget Cuts: An interview with Youth Leadership https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/elevating-youth-voices-oaklands-recent-budget-cuts-an-interview-with-youth-leadership/ Tue, 23 Jul 2019 21:19:23 +0000 http://restorativejusticeontherise.org/?p=3553 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/elevating-youth-voices-oaklands-recent-budget-cuts-an-interview-with-youth-leadership/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/elevating-youth-voices-oaklands-recent-budget-cuts-an-interview-with-youth-leadership/feed/ 0 <p>In this podcast episode feature (37m), we had the honor of speaking with Griffen Castillo and Yota Omosowho, whose work within the Oakland United School District (OUSD) to elevate the use and understanding of restorative justice has been critical. Griffen and Yota are Youth Leadership with a National Committee of Youth in Restorative Justice that […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/elevating-youth-voices-oaklands-recent-budget-cuts-an-interview-with-youth-leadership/">Elevating Youth Voices & Oakland's Recent Budget Cuts: An interview with Youth Leadership</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

In this podcast episode feature (37m), we had the honor of speaking with Griffen Castillo and Yota Omosowho, whose work within the Oakland United School District (OUSD) to elevate the use and understanding of restorative justice has been critical.

Griffen and Yota are Youth Leadership with a National Committee of Youth in Restorative Justice that convened to present a featured Pre-Conference day-long workshop leading into the NACRJ's 7th Conference held in Denver, CO last month. Both Griffen, as a Student Adviser, and Yota, as a Student Board Member, also work with the OUSD School Board and additional key community teams to ensure that restorative justice continues to grow within this district which many consider to be the lead for this work within schools in our country.

In addition to their work mentioned above, both are involved in offering trainings and were on the main stage at the conference to provide updates. Both mention how to get in touch with them within our interview, towards the close at around 35m.

Key areas we covered: OUSD's Budget Cuts, The importance of bridging Youth and Adults in the work we do, and more
Interview Conducted at the NACRJ Denver Conference, June 14-16, 2019.

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In this podcast episode feature (37m), we had the honor of speaking with Griffen Castillo and Yota Omosowho, whose work within the Oakland United School District (OUSD) to elevate the use and understanding of restorative justice has been critical. In this podcast episode feature (37m), we had the honor of speaking with Griffen Castillo and Yota Omosowho, whose work within the Oakland United School District (OUSD) to elevate the use and understanding of restorative justice has been critical. Griffen and Yota are Youth Leadership with a National Committee of Youth in Restorative Justice that […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 36:54
Restorative Justice Growing Strong in DC https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/restorative-justice-growing-strong-in-dc/ Wed, 10 Jul 2019 14:41:10 +0000 http://restorativejusticeontherise.org/?p=3540 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/restorative-justice-growing-strong-in-dc/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/restorative-justice-growing-strong-in-dc/feed/ 0 <p>Restorative Justice Growing Strong in DC: A Roundtable with Seema Gajwani and Roman Haferd from the Office of The Attorney General - Washington, DC; and Rashid Hughes and Tarek Maassarani of Restorative DC. In this Roundtable from the National Association for Community and Restorative Justice's 7th Conference, held in Denver, CO, June 14-16, 2019, host […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/restorative-justice-growing-strong-in-dc/">Restorative Justice Growing Strong in DC</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Restorative Justice Growing Strong in DC: A Roundtable with Seema Gajwani and Roman Haferd from the Office of The Attorney General - Washington, DC; and Rashid Hughes and Tarek Maassarani of Restorative DC.

In this Roundtable from the National Association for Community and Restorative Justice's 7th Conference, held in Denver, CO, June 14-16, 2019, host Molly Rowan Leach sat down with the people behind the exponential expansion of restorative justice cross-sector in our nation's capital. We talk restorative justice in schools, and how the Prosecutor's office in DC realized how effective RJ is, and has grown its program which started in 2016 to include a wide range of cases. We also talk resistances, doubts in implementation, and how Restorative DC, a cross-profession hub for restorative justice took root almost a decade ago and has spurred powerful collaborations and systems work, expanding rapidly within human systems from schools to federal courts and beyond.

Honored Guests: 
Seema Gajwani is a 2019 Obama Foundation Fellow and Special Counsel on Juvenile Justice Reform at the Office of The Attorney General (OAG), District of Columbia. Seema played a founding role in the implementation of restorative justice in 2016.
Robert ("Roman") Haferd is the Restorative Justice Coordinator, Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia. For more information about the Restorative Justice Program at the Office of The Attorney General, Washington DC please go to https://www.npr.org/2019/07/02/735506637/d-c-prosecutors-once-dubious-are-becoming-believers-in-restorative-justice

Rashid Hughes is the Restorative Justice and Youth Leadership Program Specialist for Restorative DC

Tarek Maassarani Tarek Maassarani is the founder and one of the team members of Restorative DC. www.restorativedc.org

 

About The Organizations:

In 2016, Attorney General Racine launched OAG’s Restorative Justice Program to address the root problems of crime and conflict, and offer juvenile prosecutors an alternative to traditional prosecution. Restorative justice conferencing is a way to resolve conflicts by focusing on repairing harm to victims. This program brings those affected by a crime together with the offenders for a discussion to hold offenders accountable, empower victims and repair the harm caused by crime.

Nationwide statistics show restorative justice programs have better success than traditional prosecution at rehabilitating offenders, increasing victim satisfaction and lowering costs.

With the help of a U.S. Department of Justice Smart Prosecution grant, OAG has expanded its use of restorative justice and has hired five full-time staffers for this program. By expanding this data-driven program in communities around the District, OAG is addressing community conflicts directly in neighborhoods experiencing violence. While other jurisdictions have implemented restorative justice programs, OAG is the first public safety agency to do so in-house, where restorative justice specialists work alongside prosecutors. This innovative approach to juvenile justice helps reduce recidivism and support better outcomes for District youth.

 

Restorative DC emerged from the DC Alliance for Restorative Practices (DCARP), a broad-based network of educators, police, agency officials, restorative practitioners, community-based organizations, youth workers, and juvenile justice advocates that formed in 2012. Since its establishment in 2015, Restorative DC has carried forward this collaborative spirit, cultivating interagency cooperation and partnership with other community-based organizations. Restorative DC is a project of SchoolTalk, a local nonprofit with over a decade of working with youth to improve conflict resolution and special education in the District. Restorative DC currently supports restorative change in dozens of DC schools with onsite technical assistance, as well as offering District-wide professional development and restorative services to education, juvenile justice, and other agencies.

Key Links:
For more information about the Restorative Justice Program at the Office of The Attorney General, District of Columbia, please go to https://oag.dc.gov/public-safety/restorative-justice-program
For more information about Restorative DC, go to www.restorativedc.org

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Restorative Justice Growing Strong in DC: A Roundtable with Seema Gajwani and Roman Haferd from the Office of The Attorney General - Washington, DC; and Rashid Hughes and Tarek Maassarani of Restorative DC. Restorative Justice Growing Strong in DC: A Roundtable with Seema Gajwani and Roman Haferd from the Office of The Attorney General - Washington, DC; and Rashid Hughes and Tarek Maassarani of Restorative DC. In this Roundtable from the National Association for Community and Restorative Justice's 7th Conference, held in Denver, CO, June 14-16, 2019, host […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 1:16:36
Decolonizing Wealth with Edgar Villanueva https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/decolonizing-wealth-with-edgar-villanueva/ Wed, 22 May 2019 16:25:25 +0000 http://restorativejusticeontherise.org/?p=3463 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/decolonizing-wealth-with-edgar-villanueva/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/decolonizing-wealth-with-edgar-villanueva/feed/ 0 <p>Edgar Villanueva's Decolonizing Wealth is creating a global buzz around the framing question, "What if money could heal us?" In this powerful hour interview, Edgar unpacks the virus of colonization and its impact on philanthropy--who makes the rules, the choices to fund or not to fund, and more. His steps for healing our philanthropy include a proper recognition […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/decolonizing-wealth-with-edgar-villanueva/">Decolonizing Wealth with Edgar Villanueva</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Edgar Villanueva's Decolonizing Wealth is creating a global buzz around the framing question, "What if money could heal us?"

In this powerful hour interview, Edgar unpacks the virus of colonization and its impact on philanthropy--who makes the rules, the choices to fund or not to fund, and more. His steps for healing our philanthropy include a proper recognition of the problems, which are critical, and a turning back to what might be termed Indigenous perspectives and practices around giving--seeing our work and lives as interconnected and providing equal voices to communities most in need and impacted by sub par funding and services.  We talk about the importance of the Native peoples view of life as "7 back, 7 forward"--meaning, living and giving in a way that recalls our ancestors and thinks about the world our children and their children will inherit.This is a rich discussion which reveals viable steps and solutions to local and global philanthropy.

More about Edgar and Decolonizing Wealth: www.decolonizingwealth.com

webcast replay: https://instantteleseminar.com/Events/115442112

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Edgar Villanueva's Decolonizing Wealth is creating a global buzz around the framing question, "What if money could heal us?" In this powerful hour interview, Edgar unpacks the virus of colonization and its impact on philanthropy--who makes the rules, Edgar Villanueva's Decolonizing Wealth is creating a global buzz around the framing question, "What if money could heal us?" In this powerful hour interview, Edgar unpacks the virus of colonization and its impact on philanthropy--who makes the rules, the choices to fund or not to fund, and more. His steps for healing our philanthropy include a proper recognition […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 1:01:00
David Hooker on Race, Implicit Bias & Restorative Practice https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/david-hooker-on-race-implicit-bias-restorative-practice/ Thu, 14 Mar 2019 18:35:22 +0000 http://restorativejusticeontherise.org/?p=3309 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/david-hooker-on-race-implicit-bias-restorative-practice/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/david-hooker-on-race-implicit-bias-restorative-practice/feed/ 0 <p>Scholar, Professor, Attorney and cross-practice expert in a wide range of conflict-related fields, David Hooker currently serves as Associate Professor of the Practice of Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding at the Kroc Institute at the University of Notre Dame. David coined the term traumagenic,and it is a framing piece setting the tone for this highly recommended article on healing historical harm […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/david-hooker-on-race-implicit-bias-restorative-practice/">David Hooker on Race, Implicit Bias & Restorative Practice</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Scholar, Professor, Attorney and cross-practice expert in a wide range of conflict-related fields, David Hooker currently serves as Associate Professor of the Practice of Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding at the Kroc Institute at the University of Notre Dame.

David coined the term traumagenic,and it is a framing piece setting the tone for this highly recommended article on healing historical harm

As David mentions in this dialogue, he is working with the Equal Justice Initiative's Community Remembrance Project, to collect soil at all lynching grounds in Fulton County, GA (Atlanta), and invites people from anywhere in the US and beyond to submit soil samples as well.

David is author of The LIttle Book of Transformative Community Conferencing, as part of the Little Books on Justice & Peacebuilding Series

David speaking on Traumagenics--short video:

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Scholar, Professor, Attorney and cross-practice expert in a wide range of conflict-related fields, David Hooker currently serves as Associate Professor of the Practice of Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding at the Kroc Institute at the University... Scholar, Professor, Attorney and cross-practice expert in a wide range of conflict-related fields, David Hooker currently serves as Associate Professor of the Practice of Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding at the Kroc Institute at the University of Notre Dame. David coined the term traumagenic,and it is a framing piece setting the tone for this highly recommended article on healing historical harm […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 1:02:30
A Mini-Interview with Stephanie Lepp Plus Reckonings Episode 21: A survivor and her perpetrator find justice https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/a-mini-interview-with-stephanie-lepp-plus-episode-21-a-survivor-and-her-perpetrator-find-justice/ Thu, 14 Mar 2019 18:29:40 +0000 http://restorativejusticeontherise.org/?p=3304 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/a-mini-interview-with-stephanie-lepp-plus-episode-21-a-survivor-and-her-perpetrator-find-justice/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/a-mini-interview-with-stephanie-lepp-plus-episode-21-a-survivor-and-her-perpetrator-find-justice/feed/ 0 <p>RJ on The Rise Host Molly Rowan Leach interviews Stephanie Lepp of Reckonings, a powerful podcast exploring how we change our hearts and minds. Molly and Stephanie's conversation introduces Reckonings episode #21, which illuminates the story of two college students, sexual harm and misconduct, and their restorative justice process.  Thank you to Stephanie, and to […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/a-mini-interview-with-stephanie-lepp-plus-episode-21-a-survivor-and-her-perpetrator-find-justice/">A Mini-Interview with Stephanie Lepp Plus Reckonings Episode 21: A survivor and her perpetrator find justice</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

RJ on The Rise Host Molly Rowan Leach interviews Stephanie Lepp of Reckonings, a powerful podcast exploring how we change our hearts and minds. Molly and Stephanie's conversation introduces Reckonings episode #21, which illuminates the story of two college students, sexual harm and misconduct, and their restorative justice process.  Thank you to Stephanie, and to David Karp from Skidmore College's PRISM Program, for partnering with us to offer this powerful podcast to you. Part 1 is the mini-interview, and Part 2 is the original episode.

‘I wanted him to be standing with me, and telling our story with me, in a way that didn't just write us into the categories of angelic survivor and evil assaulter. And I think I even told the audience -- if this person comes forward to tell his story, I hope that you’ll listen to him.’

That’s Anwen, speaking about Sameer.

What does it sound like for a survivor to get her needs met? What does it sound like for a perpetrator to take responsibility for his sexual abuse of power?

From Reckonings: Heartfelt thanks to the Friend Foundation, Varda Rabin, and David Karp at the Campus PRISM Project, which helps universities explore the possibility of applying restorative justice to sexual assault.

Transcript: Right here

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RJ on The Rise Host Molly Rowan Leach interviews Stephanie Lepp of Reckonings, a powerful podcast exploring how we change our hearts and minds. Molly and Stephanie's conversation introduces Reckonings episode #21, RJ on The Rise Host Molly Rowan Leach interviews Stephanie Lepp of Reckonings, a powerful podcast exploring how we change our hearts and minds. Molly and Stephanie's conversation introduces Reckonings episode #21, which illuminates the story of two college students, sexual harm and misconduct, and their restorative justice process.  Thank you to Stephanie, and to […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 1:15:14
Waking Up White: An Interview & Conversation with Author Debby Irving https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/waking-up-white-an-interview-conversation-with-author-debby-irving/ Wed, 13 Mar 2019 15:32:14 +0000 http://restorativejusticeontherise.org/?p=3280 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/waking-up-white-an-interview-conversation-with-author-debby-irving/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/waking-up-white-an-interview-conversation-with-author-debby-irving/feed/ 0 <p>Debby Irving is a racial justice educator, author, and public speaker. A community organizer and classroom teacher for 25 years, Debby Irving grappled with racial injustice without understanding racism as a systemic issue or her own whiteness as an obstacle to it. As general manager of Boston’s Dance Umbrella and First Night, and later as […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/waking-up-white-an-interview-conversation-with-author-debby-irving/">Waking Up White: An Interview & Conversation with Author Debby Irving</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Debby Irving is a racial justice educator, author, and public speaker. A community organizer and classroom teacher for 25 years, Debby Irving grappled with racial injustice without understanding racism as a systemic issue or her own whiteness as an obstacle to it.

As general manager of Boston’s Dance Umbrella and First Night, and later as an elementary school teacher in Cambridge, Massachusetts, she struggled to make sense of racial tensions she could feel but could not explain. In 2009, Debby took a graduate school course, Racial and Cultural Identities, which gave her the answers she’d been looking for and launched her on a journey of discovery. Now, speaking and leading workshops around the country, Debby devotes herself to exploring the impact white skin can have on perception, problem solving, and creating culturally inclusive communities. A graduate of the Winsor School in Boston, she holds a BA from Kenyon College and an MBA from Simmons College. Her first book, Waking Up White, tells the story of how she went from well-meaning to well-doing.

Waking Up White is the book Debby Irving wishes someone had handed her decades ago. By sharing her sometimes cringe-worthy struggle to understand racism and racial tensions, she offers a fresh perspective on bias, stereotypes, manners, and tolerance. As she unpacks her own long-held beliefs about colorblindness, being a good person, and wanting to help people of color, she reveals how each of these well-intentioned mindsets actually perpetuated her ill-conceived ideas about race. She also explains why and how she’s changed the way she talks about racism, works in racially mixed groups, and understands the racial justice movement as a whole. Exercises at the end of each chapter prompt readers to explore their own racialized ideas. Waking Up White's personal narrative is designed to work well as a rapid read, a book group book, or support reading for courses exploring racial and cultural issues.

Reviews for Waking Up White

“ What a provocative read. There’s so much in [this book]… about what it means to be in the white race.” Robin Young, Here & Now

"...a remarkable and, at times, emotionally searing look at one white woman's struggle to understand racism. It is part memoir and part guide to changing how we think about race...one of the most important books on race in recent memory." Readers + Writers Journal

“With eloquence and a sense of urgency, Irving takes us on a journey into the heart of what is arguably the American issue….Waking Up White is a provocative, persuasive call to action. Readers may squirm at some of its arguments, but they will find themselves thinking hard about them. And they will take them to heart.” Kenyon College Alumni Bulletin

“Debby Irving’s powerful Waking Up White opens a rare window on how white Americans are socialized. Irving's focus on the mechanics of racism operating in just one life -- her own -- may lead white readers to reconsider the roots of their own perspectives -- and their role in dismantling old myths. Readers of color will no doubt find the view through Irving's window fascinating, and telling.” -- Van Jones, author, Rebuild The Dream, The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems; President, Rebuild The Dream; Co-host, CNN Crossfire

"I read Waking Up White in one sitting. To say I loved it is an understatement. It's such a raw, honest portrait …. Irving's experience on display - warts and all - will help white people, who haven't noticed the role systemic privilege has played in their lives, start to see the world in a new way." -- Jodi Picoult, author, Small Great Things

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Debby Irving is a racial justice educator, author, and public speaker. A community organizer and classroom teacher for 25 years, Debby Irving grappled with racial injustice without understanding racism as a systemic issue or her own whiteness as an obs... Debby Irving is a racial justice educator, author, and public speaker. A community organizer and classroom teacher for 25 years, Debby Irving grappled with racial injustice without understanding racism as a systemic issue or her own whiteness as an obstacle to it. As general manager of Boston’s Dance Umbrella and First Night, and later as […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 1:08:03
Conflict In The Comments with Dominic Barter & Rivera Sun https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/conflict-in-the-comments-with-dominic-barter-rivera-sun/ Tue, 18 Dec 2018 16:24:11 +0000 http://restorativejusticeontherise.org/?p=2737 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/conflict-in-the-comments-with-dominic-barter-rivera-sun/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/conflict-in-the-comments-with-dominic-barter-rivera-sun/feed/ 0 <p>EVENT DESCRIPTION: Relationships are being created, nourished and sometimes destroyed in online spaces. Are there ways to nourish authentic dialogue and conflict resolution when things get ‘hot’ online? How can we deal with trolls - or friends and relatives acting like trolls - and getting through heated arguments to meaningful communication? Join Rivera Sun and […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/conflict-in-the-comments-with-dominic-barter-rivera-sun/">Conflict In The Comments with Dominic Barter & Rivera Sun</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

EVENT DESCRIPTION:
Relationships are being created, nourished and sometimes destroyed in online spaces. Are there ways to nourish authentic dialogue and conflict resolution when things get ‘hot’ online? How can we deal with trolls - or friends and relatives acting like trolls - and getting through heated arguments to meaningful communication?

Join Rivera Sun and Dominic Barter to explore these questions and emergent best practices for an online conversation, moderated by Kit Miller and hosted by Molly Rowan Leach.

These online skills can also translate into a toolbox that we can use in the street or around the dinner table to shift from fighting to opening hearts and minds.

This event is a benefit to support Nonviolence Now, a global media project dedicated to introducing nonviolence to the planet’s 7 billion residents.

Host:
Molly Rowan Leach hosts and produces Restorative Justice on The Rise, a creative-commons advocacy, education and narrative-tipping platform that has captured the global restorative justice movement's growth since 2011. Her written works have appeared at TruthOut, Daily Good, HuffPost, and Democracy Now.

Moderator:
Kit Miller serves as director of the MK Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence in Rochester, NY and facilitates the Nonviolence Now project team. She teaches and works on projects related to restorative justice and anti-racism as applications of nonviolence in Rochester.

Awesome guests:
Rivera Sun is the author of The Dandelion Insurrection and other novels and essays. She is a trainer in strategy for nonviolent movements and has been a social media for social change coordinator for Campaign Nonviolence, Metta Center for Nonviolence, and others.

Dominic Barter designs social systems that promote dialogue, empathy, innovation and partnership. Over 23 years his work has been applied in 48 countries. He is part of ‘Redes Cordiais’, which brings together social media influencers from opposing political tendencies

https://instantteleseminar.com/Events/112106451

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EVENT DESCRIPTION: Relationships are being created, nourished and sometimes destroyed in online spaces. Are there ways to nourish authentic dialogue and conflict resolution when things get ‘hot’ online? How can we deal with trolls - or friends and rela... EVENT DESCRIPTION: Relationships are being created, nourished and sometimes destroyed in online spaces. Are there ways to nourish authentic dialogue and conflict resolution when things get ‘hot’ online? How can we deal with trolls - or friends and relatives acting like trolls - and getting through heated arguments to meaningful communication? Join Rivera Sun and […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 1:31:04
Humanizing Education & Reconnecting People: The Potential of Restorative Justice in Education https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/creatingrestorativeschools/ Sun, 02 Dec 2018 20:08:23 +0000 http://restorativejusticeontherise.org/?p=2661 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/creatingrestorativeschools/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/creatingrestorativeschools/feed/ 0 <p>What do School-Wide Restorative Practices look like in the real world? Restorative Justice on The Rise and Living Justice Press are excited and pleased to invite you to this fabulous opportunity to hear from author, educator and RJE (Restorative Justice in Education) expert, Martha Brown, PhD. Her new book, Creating Restorative Schools: Setting Up Schools […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/creatingrestorativeschools/">Humanizing Education & Reconnecting People: The Potential of Restorative Justice in Education</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

What do School-Wide Restorative Practices look like in the real world?

Restorative Justice on The Rise and Living Justice Press are excited and pleased to invite you to this fabulous opportunity to hear from author, educator and RJE (Restorative Justice in Education) expert, Martha Brown, PhD. Her new book, Creating Restorative Schools: Setting Up Schools to Succeed (Living Justice Press), just launched in January and is a significant resource for educators, students, parents and community members who want to learn the nuts and bolts of RJE. In the book you hear from students, teachers and administrators in the Oakland Unified SD who shared their stories with Martha.

 

Martha is President and Founder of RJAE Consulting, Consulting Services for Social Impact organizations.

View the webcast segments synchronized with Slides Here

 

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What do School-Wide Restorative Practices look like in the real world? Restorative Justice on The Rise and Living Justice Press are excited and pleased to invite you to this fabulous opportunity to hear from author, What do School-Wide Restorative Practices look like in the real world? Restorative Justice on The Rise and Living Justice Press are excited and pleased to invite you to this fabulous opportunity to hear from author, educator and RJE (Restorative Justice in Education) expert, Martha Brown, PhD. Her new book, Creating Restorative Schools: Setting Up Schools […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 1:29:57
Restorative Cities with Teiahsha Bankhead, Ph.D and Tyreece Sherrills https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/restorative-cities-with-teiahsha-bankhead-ph-d-and-tyreece-sherrills/ Wed, 28 Nov 2018 16:53:55 +0000 http://restorativejusticeontherise.org/?p=2648 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/restorative-cities-with-teiahsha-bankhead-ph-d-and-tyreece-sherrills/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/restorative-cities-with-teiahsha-bankhead-ph-d-and-tyreece-sherrills/feed/ 0 <p>Teiahsha Bankhead is Executive Director of Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth, and Tyreece Sherrills has served as a Youth Facilitator at RJOY. They will share their efforts to create Restorative Cities in CA and beyond. Both will be Guides during the Connection Series at Level 2 and up!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/restorative-cities-with-teiahsha-bankhead-ph-d-and-tyreece-sherrills/">Restorative Cities with Teiahsha Bankhead, Ph.D and Tyreece Sherrills</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Teiahsha Bankhead is Executive Director of Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth, and Tyreece Sherrills has served as a Youth Facilitator at RJOY. They will share their efforts to create Restorative Cities in CA and beyond.


Both will be Guides during the Connection Series at Level 2 and up!

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Teiahsha Bankhead is Executive Director of Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth, and Tyreece Sherrills has served as a Youth Facilitator at RJOY. They will share their efforts to create Restorative Cities in CA and beyond. Teiahsha Bankhead is Executive Director of Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth, and Tyreece Sherrills has served as a Youth Facilitator at RJOY. They will share their efforts to create Restorative Cities in CA and beyond. Both will be Guides during the Connection Series at Level 2 and up! Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 1:07:45
The Neuroscientific A-ha of Empathy & How We Do Justice with Sarah Peyton https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/the-neuroscientific-a-ha-of-empathy-how-we-do-justice-with-sarah-peyton/ Tue, 27 Nov 2018 22:00:32 +0000 http://restorativejusticeontherise.org/?p=2644 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/the-neuroscientific-a-ha-of-empathy-how-we-do-justice-with-sarah-peyton/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/the-neuroscientific-a-ha-of-empathy-how-we-do-justice-with-sarah-peyton/feed/ 0 <p>The Neuroscientific A-ha of Empathy & How We Do Justice to Ourselves, One Another & Our World with very special guest, author and international speaker Sarah Peyton. Key Points: How empathy changes the brain How our brains retain neuroplasticity no matter our age Left-Right Hemispheres Shifting out of a punitive mindset Receiving ourselves and others […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/the-neuroscientific-a-ha-of-empathy-how-we-do-justice-with-sarah-peyton/">The Neuroscientific A-ha of Empathy & How We Do Justice with Sarah Peyton</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

The Neuroscientific A-ha of Empathy & How We Do Justice to Ourselves, One Another & Our World with very special guest, author and international speaker Sarah Peyton.

Key Points:

How empathy changes the brain
How our brains retain neuroplasticity no matter our age
Left-Right Hemispheres
Shifting out of a punitive mindset
Receiving ourselves and others in resonance and empathy
Where fear takes us--the effect of fear on our brain

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The Neuroscientific A-ha of Empathy & How We Do Justice to Ourselves, One Another & Our World with very special guest, author and international speaker Sarah Peyton. Key Points: How empathy changes the brain How our brains retain neuroplasticity no mat... The Neuroscientific A-ha of Empathy & How We Do Justice to Ourselves, One Another & Our World with very special guest, author and international speaker Sarah Peyton. Key Points: How empathy changes the brain How our brains retain neuroplasticity no matter our age Left-Right Hemispheres Shifting out of a punitive mindset Receiving ourselves and others […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 1:03:39
William Bledsoe, Ph.D "From Suppression to Expression" https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/william-bledsoe-ph-d-from-suppression-to-expression/ Mon, 19 Nov 2018 17:06:58 +0000 http://restorativejusticeontherise.org/?p=2603 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/william-bledsoe-ph-d-from-suppression-to-expression/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/william-bledsoe-ph-d-from-suppression-to-expression/feed/ 0 <p>Restorative Way was founded in 2001 by William A. Bledsoe, Ph.D. to advance the art and science of restorative communication. Since then, Restorative Way has helped thousands of people in schools, families, workplaces, justice systems and correctional facilities. Restorative Way Communication™ is based on the very latest research in the neuroscience of communication. This research […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/william-bledsoe-ph-d-from-suppression-to-expression/">William Bledsoe, Ph.D "From Suppression to Expression"</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Restorative Way was founded in 2001 by William A. Bledsoe, Ph.D. to advance the art and science of restorative communication. Since then, Restorative Way has helped thousands of people in schools, families, workplaces, justice systems and correctional facilities. Restorative Way Communication™ is based on the very latest research in the neuroscience of communication.

This research confirms that listening, speaking and interacting in a restorative way helps conflicted individuals and groups move through difficult, emotionally-charged and often traumatic situations with clarity, purpose, dignity, and empathy.

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Restorative Way was founded in 2001 by William A. Bledsoe, Ph.D. to advance the art and science of restorative communication. Since then, Restorative Way has helped thousands of people in schools, families, workplaces, Restorative Way was founded in 2001 by William A. Bledsoe, Ph.D. to advance the art and science of restorative communication. Since then, Restorative Way has helped thousands of people in schools, families, workplaces, justice systems and correctional facilities. Restorative Way Communication™ is based on the very latest research in the neuroscience of communication. This research […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 1:03:00
Michael Nagler of the Metta Center for Nonviolence https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/michael-nagler-of-the-metta-center-for-nonviolence/ Mon, 19 Nov 2018 17:03:02 +0000 http://restorativejusticeontherise.org/?p=2599 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/michael-nagler-of-the-metta-center-for-nonviolence/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/michael-nagler-of-the-metta-center-for-nonviolence/feed/ 0 <p>A Message from Michael Nagler, Founder & President Probably the most hopeful sign in today’s world is the way nonviolence and the knowledge of how it works is spreading. The knowledge, however, often lags behind the practice. Our culture is simply not “tuned in” to a power that draws upon the unity of life instead […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/michael-nagler-of-the-metta-center-for-nonviolence/">Michael Nagler of the Metta Center for Nonviolence</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

A Message from Michael Nagler, Founder & President

Probably the most hopeful sign in today’s world is the way nonviolence and the knowledge of how it works is spreading. The knowledge, however, often lags behind the practice. Our culture is simply not “tuned in” to a power that draws upon the unity of life instead of the competitiveness and alienation that are the prevailing image of humanity and its lack of meaning. Here a little knowledge can be a safe thing, for with it people who find themselves caught up in a potentially nonviolent struggle—as they are right now all over the Middle East as well as in far less heralded movements in places like Honduras and Mexico—can act both more safely and more effectively. This effect is far from limited, as is sometimes thought, to insurrectionary struggles. Gandhi experimented with principled nonviolence in literally every walk of life from health care to national defense, so it is possible for every one of us to engage this great power not just against unwanted regimes but as a way of changing cultures so that such regimes could be denied a grip on societies (provided we understand well enough what are the basic principles and how to apply which ones). This is where we at Metta come in. As a friend of ours said recently, we are a “small but mighty” group of people with a burning passion to develop for ourselves and others an ever deeper understanding of the potential and power of nonviolence. We work with students, educators, activists, the media and military personnel from around the world who see, however far off in the future, a vision of healing, respect, justice and compassion based on a much higher image of the human being and the meaning of life. We welcome the opportunity to work with you in building a more nonviolent world. In peace, Michael Nagler, Founder and President, Metta Center for Nonviolence (www.mettacenter.org)

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A Message from Michael Nagler, Founder & President Probably the most hopeful sign in today’s world is the way nonviolence and the knowledge of how it works is spreading. The knowledge, however, often lags behind the practice. A Message from Michael Nagler, Founder & President Probably the most hopeful sign in today’s world is the way nonviolence and the knowledge of how it works is spreading. The knowledge, however, often lags behind the practice. Our culture is simply not “tuned in” to a power that draws upon the unity of life instead […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 1:04:50
Restorative Justice on Campus: A Conversation with Dr. David Karp https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/restorative-justice-on-campus-a-conversation-with-dr-david-karp/ Fri, 02 Nov 2018 16:43:38 +0000 http://restorativejusticeontherise.org/?p=2542 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/restorative-justice-on-campus-a-conversation-with-dr-david-karp/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/restorative-justice-on-campus-a-conversation-with-dr-david-karp/feed/ 0 <p>David Karp is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Project on Restorative Justice at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York. His current scholarship focuses on restorative justice in community and educational settings. He was the recipient of the 2010 Donald D. Gehring Award from the Association for Student Conduct Administration for his work […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/restorative-justice-on-campus-a-conversation-with-dr-david-karp/">Restorative Justice on Campus: A Conversation with Dr. David Karp</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

David Karp is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Project on Restorative Justice at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York. His current scholarship focuses on restorative justice in community and educational settings. He was the recipient of the 2010 Donald D. Gehring Award from the Association for Student Conduct Administration for his work on campus restorative justice. David has published more than 100 academic papers and six books, including The Little Book of Restorative Justice for Colleges and Universities (2013), Wounds That Do Not Bind: Victim-Based Perspectives on the Death Penalty (2006), and The Community Justice Ideal (1999).

David is on the Board of Directors for the National Association for Community and Restorative Justice. He has previously served as Associate Dean of Student Affairs, Chair of the Department of Sociology, and Director of the Program in Law and Society. David received a B.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Washington.

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David Karp is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Project on Restorative Justice at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York. His current scholarship focuses on restorative justice in community and educational settings. David Karp is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Project on Restorative Justice at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York. His current scholarship focuses on restorative justice in community and educational settings. He was the recipient of the 2010 Donald D. Gehring Award from the Association for Student Conduct Administration for his work […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 1:07:43
A Conversation with Sheryl R. Wilson https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/a-conversation-with-sheryl-r-wilson/ Thu, 18 Oct 2018 21:15:53 +0000 http://restorativejusticeontherise.org/?p=2480 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/a-conversation-with-sheryl-r-wilson/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/a-conversation-with-sheryl-r-wilson/feed/ 0 <p>Director of the Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (KIPCOR), and President of the National Association for Community and Restorative Justice (NACRJ) About Our Guest Sheryl R. Wilson has been described as a resourceful Facilitator and mediator consistently recognized for excellence in building effective relationships. She has a background in all aspects of organizational […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/a-conversation-with-sheryl-r-wilson/">A Conversation with Sheryl R. Wilson</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Director of the Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (KIPCOR), and President of the National Association for Community and Restorative Justice (NACRJ)

About Our Guest

Sheryl R. Wilson has been described as a resourceful Facilitator and mediator consistently recognized for excellence in building effective relationships. She has a background in all aspects of organizational communication, specifically in providing constructive feedback. Known for exceptional presentation and training skills with the ability to work on a national or international scale, Sheryl is a self-directed, assertive professional who loves a challenge.

Sheryl has been a practitioner, trainer and educator in restorative justice for over fifteen years and has had the honor of working with individuals from around the world in her practice. She holds both a Bachelor of Science degree in Mediation and Communication Studies and a restorative justice-based Master of Liberal Studies degree from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

FULL BIO AT KIPCOR

Webcast link: https://instantteleseminar.com/Events/111111681

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Director of the Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (KIPCOR), and President of the National Association for Community and Restorative Justice (NACRJ) About Our Guest Sheryl R. Wilson has been described as a resourceful Facilitator and me... Director of the Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (KIPCOR), and President of the National Association for Community and Restorative Justice (NACRJ) About Our Guest Sheryl R. Wilson has been described as a resourceful Facilitator and mediator consistently recognized for excellence in building effective relationships. She has a background in all aspects of organizational […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 1:08:48
Award-winning documentary CIRCLES https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/award-winning-documentary-circles/ Wed, 10 Oct 2018 15:23:21 +0000 http://restorativejusticeontherise.org/oxygen/?p=2396 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/award-winning-documentary-circles/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/award-winning-documentary-circles/feed/ 0 <p>Join Us THIS WEDNESDAY 10/10, 11amPST/2pmEST: Eric Butler and Cassidy Friedman from CIRCLES Bring questions, challenges and inspirations to share during the hour! We will be exploring the edge of restorative justice in schools. REGISTER NOW Eric Butler is a Restorative Justice Educator and Activist. A Hurricane Katrina survivor, he relocated to Oakland, California where he rebuilt a new life, […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/award-winning-documentary-circles/">Award-winning documentary CIRCLES</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Join Us THIS WEDNESDAY 10/10, 11amPST/2pmEST: Eric Butler and Cassidy Friedman from CIRCLES

Bring questions, challenges and inspirations to share during the hour! We will be exploring the edge of restorative justice in schools.

REGISTER NOW

Eric Butler is a Restorative Justice Educator and Activist.

Hurricane Katrina survivor, he relocated to Oakland, California where he rebuilt a new life, successfully facilitatingGrief Circles in response to homicide and extreme violence in area schools as part of Catholic Charities’ crisis response program. He also worked as a lead mediator with Youth Uprising, where he mediated conflicts on the ground in Oakland neighborhoods and schools.

Eric was first introduced to the world of activism as a child, joining Selma Alabama's 21st Century Leadership Camp with his mentor Ted Quant, where he was involved in unfair education protests and sit in's, and learned a lot about politics and social injustice happening in America.
Eric was also a victim of a failing school system that fast-tracked its African American students from schools to prison. Later, experiencing homelessness after Katrina struck, Eric’s built a belief in the ability to overcome hurdles, which has propelled him forward to make a difference in the lives of young people across the US.


While in Oakland, Eric gained prominence for his 
impactful Restorative Justice work with youth in West Oakland as the School Coordinator at Bunche High School with Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth (RJOY). Today, Eric travels from New Orleans to Texas, to New York, to California and all around the country with a personal mission to spread Restorative Justice around the globe. Eric Butler Website

"CIRCLES CAN BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER TO  INVOKE CHANGE"

-THE OXFORD EAGLE

 BRING CIRCLES TO YOUR COMMUNITY


 

Cassidy Friedman directs and produces character-driven documentaries that call attention to unsung social justice pioneers of our time. Cassidy recently produced the feature documentary Voices Beyond the Wall (2017) with Executive Producer James Franco. Since founding his production company, Stories Matter Media, he has directed a score of documentary shorts, and is in post-production with producers Van Jones and Glen Zipper on the feature Soledad.

Cassidy's 
DIRECTORS STATEMENT on CIRCLES: "Circles tells the story of Eric Butler, a restorative justice coordinator who believes that by deepening communication and building trust with students at a continuation high school in Oakland, California, problems can be more easily and justly resolved.

The film focuses on Eric's struggle to do what few adults ever do with kids: to assume positive intent and learn where behavior stems from by being in conversation."  
READ ENTIRE STATEMENT and PRESS KIT

Circles (Trailer) from Stories Matter Media on Vimeo.

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Join Us THIS WEDNESDAY 10/10, 11amPST/2pmEST: Eric Butler and Cassidy Friedman from CIRCLES Bring questions, challenges and inspirations to share during the hour! We will be exploring the edge of restorative justice in schools. Join Us THIS WEDNESDAY 10/10, 11amPST/2pmEST: Eric Butler and Cassidy Friedman from CIRCLES Bring questions, challenges and inspirations to share during the hour! We will be exploring the edge of restorative justice in schools. REGISTER NOW Eric Butler is a Restorative Justice Educator and Activist. A Hurricane Katrina survivor, he relocated to Oakland, California where he rebuilt a new life, […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 1:16:08
Trauma-Informed Restorative Practices with Joe Brummer https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/trauma-informed-restorative-practices-with-joe-brummer/ Wed, 10 Oct 2018 14:57:37 +0000 http://restorativejusticeontherise.org/oxygen/?p=2391 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/trauma-informed-restorative-practices-with-joe-brummer/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/trauma-informed-restorative-practices-with-joe-brummer/feed/ 0 <p>Join us for a conversation and Q&A with Joe Brummer, a violent hate-crime survivor whose personal experiences help support greater awareness and practical approaches to Trauma Informed Restorative Practices. For the past decade and beyond, Joe has dedicated his work to a range of professional support in schools, communities, and offering trainings and guidance. We […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/trauma-informed-restorative-practices-with-joe-brummer/">Trauma-Informed Restorative Practices with Joe Brummer</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Join us for a conversation and Q&A with Joe Brummer, a violent hate-crime survivor whose personal experiences help support greater awareness and practical approaches to Trauma Informed Restorative Practices. For the past decade and beyond, Joe has dedicated his work to a range of professional support in schools, communities, and offering trainings and guidance. We are honored and excited to host him and learn more about his own journey, his work, and how he views trauma in relationship to working in the field of restorative justice and "RP", and how we can more fluently support in our processes when we have and embody trauma awareness and particular training in identifying it--upstream of conflict or otherwise.

Please be sure to visit www.restorativejusticeontherise.org for iTunes podcasts, training clips, and more from our public dialogues based in creative-commons and open-source, now in its 7th year and featuring RJ and Peacebuilding Educational webinars, free dialogues/conversations, and more. RJ on The Rise aims to leverage technology to cultivate conversations and opportunities for connection, inspiration, and grounded learning.

Joe Brummer Website: http://www.joebrummer.com

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Join us for a conversation and Q&A with Joe Brummer, a violent hate-crime survivor whose personal experiences help support greater awareness and practical approaches to Trauma Informed Restorative Practices. For the past decade and beyond, Join us for a conversation and Q&A with Joe Brummer, a violent hate-crime survivor whose personal experiences help support greater awareness and practical approaches to Trauma Informed Restorative Practices. For the past decade and beyond, Joe has dedicated his work to a range of professional support in schools, communities, and offering trainings and guidance. We […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 1:17:51
Life Comes From It - Panel Discussion https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/life-comes-from-it-panel-discussion/ Wed, 10 Oct 2018 14:50:14 +0000 http://restorativejusticeontherise.org/oxygen/?p=2389 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/life-comes-from-it-panel-discussion/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/life-comes-from-it-panel-discussion/feed/ 0 <p>Panel Discussion with Sonya Shah, Troy Williams, Sujatha Baliga Life Comes From It is a grantmaking circle facilitated by eight long-time practitioners and leaders who have 134 years of combined experience in restorative justice, transformative justice, and indigenous peacemaking.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/life-comes-from-it-panel-discussion/">Life Comes From It - Panel Discussion</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Panel Discussion with Sonya Shah, Troy Williams, Sujatha Baliga

Life Comes From It is a grantmaking circle facilitated by eight long-time practitioners and leaders who have 134 years of combined experience in restorative justice, transformative justice, and indigenous peacemaking.

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Panel Discussion with Sonya Shah, Troy Williams, Sujatha Baliga Life Comes From It is a grantmaking circle facilitated by eight long-time practitioners and leaders who have 134 years of combined experience in restorative justice, Panel Discussion with Sonya Shah, Troy Williams, Sujatha Baliga Life Comes From It is a grantmaking circle facilitated by eight long-time practitioners and leaders who have 134 years of combined experience in restorative justice, transformative justice, and indigenous peacemaking. Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 1:16:21
Rita Marie Johnson: From Confusion to Connection, and from Conflict to Mutually Met Needs https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/rita-marie-johnson-from-confusion-to-connection-and-from-conflict-to-mutually-met-needs/ Wed, 09 Aug 2017 18:32:09 +0000 http://restorativejusticeontherise.org/?p=2651 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/rita-marie-johnson-from-confusion-to-connection-and-from-conflict-to-mutually-met-needs/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/rita-marie-johnson-from-confusion-to-connection-and-from-conflict-to-mutually-met-needs/feed/ 0 <p>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 […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/rita-marie-johnson-from-confusion-to-connection-and-from-conflict-to-mutually-met-needs/">Rita Marie Johnson: From Confusion to Connection, and from Conflict to Mutually Met Needs</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

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 to find connection points via empathy, insight, and coherence.

She draws on her depth of experience in a lifetime dedicated to peacebuilding.Rita Marie Johnson is creator of the Connection Practice.

She is founder and CEO of Rasur Foundation International, which sponsors the Connection Practice.

In 2009, she initiated a Ministry for Peace bill in Costa Rica, which passed in 2009.

Her book, Completely Connected: Uniting Our Empathy and Insight for Extraordinary Results is an Amazon bestseller.

www.connectionpractice.org

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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 practice... 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 […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 1:06:48
Adding a restorative element to schools and how it adds value instead of being seen as taking away from time available to teach https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/adding-a-restorative-element-to-schools-and-how-it-adds-value-instead-of-being-seen-as-taking-away-from-time-available-to-teach/ Tue, 13 Oct 2015 20:59:02 +0000 http://restorativejusticeontherise.org/?p=1456 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/adding-a-restorative-element-to-schools-and-how-it-adds-value-instead-of-being-seen-as-taking-away-from-time-available-to-teach/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/adding-a-restorative-element-to-schools-and-how-it-adds-value-instead-of-being-seen-as-taking-away-from-time-available-to-teach/feed/ 0 <p>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 […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/adding-a-restorative-element-to-schools-and-how-it-adds-value-instead-of-being-seen-as-taking-away-from-time-available-to-teach/">Adding a restorative element to schools and how it adds value instead of being seen as taking away from time available to teach</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

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 the first place, and provide a space that regenerates and is a foundation for further exploring circles as a space for classes to briefly check in and then go about their days. If you are considering restorative processes in your educational environment, this is a great clip to hear ways in which you might start without feeling overdone further.

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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 h... 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 […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 4:20
Working with the power dynamic: Insights on shared power, facilitation, and circle processes (with Kay Pranis) https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/working-with-the-power-dynamic-insights-on-shared-power-facilitation-and-circle-processes-with-kay-pranis/ Tue, 13 Oct 2015 20:58:19 +0000 http://restorativejusticeontherise.org/?p=1453 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/working-with-the-power-dynamic-insights-on-shared-power-facilitation-and-circle-processes-with-kay-pranis/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/working-with-the-power-dynamic-insights-on-shared-power-facilitation-and-circle-processes-with-kay-pranis/feed/ 0 <p>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.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/working-with-the-power-dynamic-insights-on-shared-power-facilitation-and-circle-processes-with-kay-pranis/">Working with the power dynamic: Insights on shared power, facilitation, and circle processes (with Kay Pranis)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

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.

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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. 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. Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 3:51
Building Restorative School Communities: An hour public dialogue with Kay Pranis and Carolyn Boyes Watson https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/building-restorative-school-communities-an-hour-public-dialogue-with-kay-pranis-and-carolyn-boyes-watson/ Tue, 13 Oct 2015 20:56:24 +0000 http://restorativejusticeontherise.org/?p=1449 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/building-restorative-school-communities-an-hour-public-dialogue-with-kay-pranis-and-carolyn-boyes-watson/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/building-restorative-school-communities-an-hour-public-dialogue-with-kay-pranis-and-carolyn-boyes-watson/feed/ 0 <p>In this podcast you will discover some great insights into how to build your own restorative school community, including conversations and answers from our guests regarding: What the Seven Core Assumptions are of a restorative process Why a restorative school community is unique in its inclusiveness of participants Insights on integration and how to manage […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/building-restorative-school-communities-an-hour-public-dialogue-with-kay-pranis-and-carolyn-boyes-watson/">Building Restorative School Communities: An hour public dialogue with Kay Pranis and Carolyn Boyes Watson</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

In this podcast you will discover some great insights into how to build your own restorative school community, including conversations and answers from our guests regarding:

  • What the Seven Core Assumptions are of a restorative process
  • Why a restorative school community is unique in its inclusiveness of participants
  • Insights on integration and how to manage overwhelm
  • The importance of cultural diversity and inclusivity in processes
  • How to distribute power with equanimity in a circle --as facilitator and community owners of a process
  • Ways in which systems are collaborating beyond schools
  • And much more...

Carolyn Boyes-Watson is Director of Suffolk University’s Center for Restorative Justice and Associate Professor of Sociology at Suffolk University. Professor Boyes-Watson has been on the faculty since 1993.

Boyes-Watson has published in the area of restorative justice, criminal justice, technology and social control and drug policy.

She is currently Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Correctional Legal Services, the prisoners’ rights organization of Massachusetts.

Her current research interests include restorative justice and criminal justice policy and she teaches in the areas of criminal justice, juvenile justice and restorative justice. 

Her most recent book is Circle Forward: Building a Restorative School Community with Kay Pranis (2014), with whom she also co-authored Heart of Hope Peacemaking Circles & Urban Youth: Bringing Justice Home (Living Justice Press, 2008). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-ccZfOQJ2s

 

Kay Pranis teaches and writes about the dialog process known as 'peacemaking circles.'  Kay learned about peacemaking circles in her work in restorative justice in the mid-90s  Her initial teachers in the circle work were Barry Stuart, a judge in Yukon, Canada, and Mark Wedge and Harold Gatensby, First Nations people of Yukon.  Since that initial exposure to the use of peacemaking circles in the justice system Kay has been involved in developing the use of peacemaking circles in schools, social services, churches, families, museums, universities, municipal planning and workplaces.

Kay has authored or co-authored several books about circles:  Peacemaking Circles - From Crime to Community;  The Little Book of Circle Processes – A New/Old Approach to Peacemaking;  Doing Democracy with Circles – Engaging Communities in Public Planning;  Heart of Hope – A Guide for Using Peacemaking Circles to Develop Emotional Literacy, Promote Healing & Build Healthy Relationships; Circle Forward – Building a Restorative School Community.

Kay works primarily as a trainer in the peacemaking circle process.  She is a Senior Associate at the Center for Restorative Justice at Suffolk University in Boston.  She is also an adjunct professor at Simon Fraser University, Eastern Mennonite University and Southwest Minnesota State University.

Kay has a particular interest in the use of circles to support social justice efforts addressing racial, economic, class and gender inequities.  That interest includes the use of peacemaking circles to understand and respond to historical harms to groups of people.  The peacemaking circle process has been a source of energy, inspiration and continuous learning for Kay

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In this podcast you will discover some great insights into how to build your own restorative school community, including conversations and answers from our guests regarding: What the Seven Core Assumptions are of a restorative process Why a restorative... In this podcast you will discover some great insights into how to build your own restorative school community, including conversations and answers from our guests regarding: What the Seven Core Assumptions are of a restorative process Why a restorative school community is unique in its inclusiveness of participants Insights on integration and how to manage […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 1:07:22
Jared Seide, Director of Center for Council https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/jared-seide-director-of-center-for-council/ Thu, 08 Oct 2015 21:11:03 +0000 http://restorativejusticeontherise.org/?p=1446 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/jared-seide-director-of-center-for-council/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/jared-seide-director-of-center-for-council/feed/ 0 <p>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 […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/jared-seide-director-of-center-for-council/">Jared Seide, Director of Center for Council</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

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 and the “Prison/Reentry Council Initiative,” with the support of the Nathan Cummings and JIB Foundation, in addition to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.  He has also coordinated, mentored and facilitated Council programs at eleven schools in Southern California and has led “Rite of Passage” retreats for a host of middle and high school youth, in addition to coordinating the LA-based “Council Collaborative Initiative.”  Seide was coordinator of the nine-member leadership team that relaunched the "Center for Council Practice" division of The Ojai Foundation, the antecedent of Center for Council.  He co-led the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Conference on integrating Council and SRM in California and Rwandan prisons and was subsequently invited by the foundation to be a Resident Fellow at the Bellagio. He has been a presenter at several conferences and seminars, speaking on the integration of Council into varied arenas.  Seide’s educational background includes a BA with high honors from Brown University. Prior to his work with Center for Council, Seide led successful careers in the entertainment industry and the corporate world. He is a member of the Zen Center of Los Angeles and a sixth cohort graduate of the Chaplaincy Program of Upaya Institute, under the direction of Roshi Joan Halifax.

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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 agencie... 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 […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 1:01:55
Ian Marder, Founder of Community of Restorative Researchers https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/ian-marder-founder-of-community-of-restorative-researchers/ Thu, 08 Oct 2015 21:10:03 +0000 http://restorativejusticeontherise.org/?p=1443 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/ian-marder-founder-of-community-of-restorative-researchers/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/ian-marder-founder-of-community-of-restorative-researchers/feed/ 0 <p>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 […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/ian-marder-founder-of-community-of-restorative-researchers/">Ian Marder, Founder of Community of Restorative Researchers</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

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 Common Ground and the United Nations Office of Disarmament Affairs.

He is also the founder of the Community of Restorative Researchers, a new research network which aims to enhance communication and collaboration between researchers, practitioners and policymakers in the field of restorative justice.

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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. 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 […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 1:04:49
Dr. David Ragland https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/dr-david-ragland/ Mon, 21 Sep 2015 16:20:22 +0000 http://restorativejusticeontherise.org/?p=1423 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/dr-david-ragland/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/dr-david-ragland/feed/ 0 <p>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 […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/dr-david-ragland/">Dr. David Ragland</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

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 Ferguson and Beyond.

David serves on the board of the Peace and Justice Studies Association.  Additionally he is the United Nations Representative for the International Peace Research Association. Over the past 13 years Dr. Ragland has taught at Bucknell University, Vassar College, Hofstra University, University of Toledo, Eastern Michigan University, Teachers College Columbia University Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and Washington University in St.Louis, Mo.

Dr. Ragland’s research focuses on Restorative Justice,  School & Social Violence, the School to Prison Pipeline,  Peace Education, Philosophy of Education, Coloniality and Critical Race Theory.  His most recent publication is a chapter titled "Peace Education as an Ethical Framework to Situate Restorative Justice: Locating the Concerns of Communities of Color in Peace and JusticeDiscourse" in Peace Studies between Tradition and Innovation.  David writes frequently for PeaceVoice and is currently working on a volume entitled "The Intellectual and Political History of Peacemakers of Color"

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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. 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 […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 1:00:13
Maya Schenwar On RJ on the Rise https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/maya-schenwar-on-rj-on-the-rise/ Wed, 16 Sep 2015 17:13:50 +0000 http://restorativejusticeontherise.org/?p=1419 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/maya-schenwar-on-rj-on-the-rise/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/maya-schenwar-on-rj-on-the-rise/feed/ 0 <p>Maya Schenwar is the author of Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn't Work and How We Can Do Better, and is Editor-in-Chief of Truthout. She has written about the prison-industrial complex for Truthout, The New York Times, The Guardian, The Nation, Salon, Ms. Magazine, and others. She is the recipient of a Society of […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/maya-schenwar-on-rj-on-the-rise/">Maya Schenwar On RJ on the Rise</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Maya Schenwar is the author of Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn't Work and How We Can Do Better, and is Editor-in-Chief of Truthout.

She has written about the prison-industrial complex for Truthout, The New York Times, The Guardian, The Nation, Salon, Ms. Magazine, and others. She is the recipient of a Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Chi Award, an Independent Publisher Book Award, the Women's Prison Association's Sarah Powell Huntington Leadership Award, and a Lannan Residency Fellowship. Maya also serves as chair of the Media Consortium's board, and is active with the Chicago-based abolitionist group Love & Protect and the Chicago Community Bond Fund. Previous to her work at Truthout, Maya was Contributing Editor at Punk Planet magazine and served as media coordinator for Voices for Creative Nonviolence.

 

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Maya Schenwar is the author of Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn't Work and How We Can Do Better, and is Editor-in-Chief of Truthout. She has written about the prison-industrial complex for Truthout, The New York Times, The Guardian, Maya Schenwar is the author of Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn't Work and How We Can Do Better, and is Editor-in-Chief of Truthout. She has written about the prison-industrial complex for Truthout, The New York Times, The Guardian, The Nation, Salon, Ms. Magazine, and others. She is the recipient of a Society of […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 1:00:36
Ted Grimsrud - Violence as Theological Problem https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/ted-grimsrud-violence-as-theological-problem/ Wed, 10 Jun 2015 22:51:37 +0000 http://restorativejusticeontherise.org/?p=1333 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/ted-grimsrud-violence-as-theological-problem/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/ted-grimsrud-violence-as-theological-problem/feed/ 0 <p>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, […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/ted-grimsrud-violence-as-theological-problem/">Ted Grimsrud - Violence as Theological Problem</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

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, and the Bible. He is married to Kathleen Temple and is Elias’s and Marja’s grandfather. His latest book, published in November, 2014 by Cascade Books, is The Good War That Wasn’t—And Why It Matters: The Moral Legacy of World War II.. He blogs at thinkingpacifism.net. He has a website that gathers his writings at peacetheology.net.

Education

Ph.D., Graduate Theological Union (1988)
M.A., Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary (1983)
B.S., University of Oregon (1976)

Recent Article:

https://www.opendemocracy.net/transformation/ted-grimsrud/violence-as-theological-problem

Publications

Books
The Good War That Wasn’t—And Why It Matters: The Moral Legacy of World War II. Cascade Books, 2014.

Arguing Peace: Collected Pacifist Writings, Volume Three—Biblical and Theological Essays. Peace Theology Books, 2014.

Instead of Atonement: The Bible’s Salvation Story and Our Hope for Wholeness. Cascade Books, 2013.

Proclaiming Peace: Collected Pacifist Writings, Volume Two—Sermons and Blog Posts. Peace Theology Books, 2013.

Writing Peace: Collected Pacifist Writings, Volume One—Short Articles. Peace Theology Books, 2012.

God’s Healing Strategy: An Introduction to the Main Themes of the Bible, revised edition. Cascadia Publishing House, 2011.

Compassionate Eschatology: The Future as Friend (co-edited with Michael Hardin) Cascade Books, 2011.

A Pacifist Way of Knowing: John Howard Yoder’s Nonviolent Epistemology. (co-edited with Christian Early) Cascade Books, 2010.

Theology as if Jesus Matters: An Introduction to Christianity’s Main Convictions. Cascadia Publishing House, 2009.

Reasoning Together: A Conversation on Homosexuality (co-authored with Mark Thiessen Nation) Herald Press, 2008.

Embodying the Way of Jesus: Anabaptist Convictions for the 21st Century. Wipf and Stock Publisher, 2007.

Transforming the Powers: Peace, Justice, and the Domination System (co-edited with Ray Gingerich). Fortress Press, 2006.

Peace and Justice Shall Embrace: Power and Theopolitics in the Bible (co-edited with Loren Johns). Cascadia Publishing House, 2000.

Triumph of the Lamb: A Self-Study Guide to the Book of Revelation. Herald Press, 1987.

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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 betwee... 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, […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 37:27
RJ Center of the NW - Nicholas Bradford https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/rj-center-of-the-nw-nicholas-bradford/ Tue, 26 May 2015 20:02:13 +0000 http://restorativejusticeontherise.org/?p=1279 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/rj-center-of-the-nw-nicholas-bradford/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/rj-center-of-the-nw-nicholas-bradford/feed/ 0 <p>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</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/rj-center-of-the-nw-nicholas-bradford/">RJ Center of the NW - Nicholas Bradford</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

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.

Our work is focused on system level change.  We are developing whole school (agency) approaches to dealing with painful conflict.  From preventative community building practices that borrow from circle practice and ropes course type activities.  We have developed tools and approaches to the middle level harm.  These tools are challenging and are often tailored to the particular school or classroom.  These tools seek to address minor disruptive behavior in an effective way that engages youth and teachers.  Finally we use the traditional Restorative Conferencing for the most severe cases of harm.

We are working with school to create strong systems that students, teachers, and administrators have ownership over in order to create long lasting change and results.

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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. 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 Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 39:22
Charles Eisenstein https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/charles-eisenstein/ Tue, 26 May 2015 19:58:47 +0000 http://restorativejusticeontherise.org/?p=1274 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/charles-eisenstein/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/charles-eisenstein/feed/ 0 <p>In a time of social and ecological crisis, what can we as individuals do to make the world a better place? This inspirational and thought-provoking book serves as an empowering antidote to the cynicism, frustration, paralysis, and overwhelm so many of us are feeling, replacing it with a grounding reminder of what’s true: we are […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/charles-eisenstein/">Charles Eisenstein</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

MBW_fullIn a time of social and ecological crisis, what can we as individuals do to make the world a better place? This inspirational and thought-provoking book serves as an empowering antidote to the cynicism, frustration, paralysis, and overwhelm so many of us are feeling, replacing it with a grounding reminder of what’s true: we are all connected, and our small, personal choices bear unsuspected transformational power. By fully embracing and practicing this principle of interconnectedness—called interbeing—we become more effective agents of change and have a stronger positive influence on the world.

Throughout the book, Eisenstein relates real-life stories showing how small, individual acts of courage, kindness, and self-trust can change our culture’s guiding narrative of separation, which, he shows, has generated the present planetary crisis. He brings to conscious awareness a deep wisdom we all innately know: until we get our selves in order, any action we take—no matter how good our intentions—will ultimately be wrongheaded and wronghearted. Above all, Eisenstein invites us to embrace a radically different understanding of cause and effect, sounding a clarion call to surrender our old worldview of separation, so that we can finally create the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible.

 

 

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In a time of social and ecological crisis, what can we as individuals do to make the world a better place? This inspirational and thought-provoking book serves as an empowering antidote to the cynicism, frustration, paralysis, In a time of social and ecological crisis, what can we as individuals do to make the world a better place? This inspirational and thought-provoking book serves as an empowering antidote to the cynicism, frustration, paralysis, and overwhelm so many of us are feeling, replacing it with a grounding reminder of what’s true: we are […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 59:30
Jeanne Bishop - Change of Heart https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/jeanne-bishop-change-of-heart/ Thu, 19 Feb 2015 17:15:50 +0000 http://restorativejusticeontherise.org/?p=1020 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/jeanne-bishop-change-of-heart/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/jeanne-bishop-change-of-heart/feed/ 0 <p>Jeanne Bishop experienced the absolute unthinkable. 25 years ago her sister Nancy, brother-in-law Richard and their unborn child were brutally murdered by a then-teenaged boy who had come into a growing life of robbery and crime. She has written an about to be launched book about her journey that led to meeting him in 2013, […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/jeanne-bishop-change-of-heart/">Jeanne Bishop - Change of Heart</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Jeanne Bishop experienced the absolute unthinkable. 25 years ago her sister Nancy, brother-in-law Richard and their unborn child were brutally murdered by a then-teenaged boy who had come into a growing life of robbery and crime. She has written an about to be launched book about her journey that led to meeting him in 2013, and the story of Grace and Redemption that illuminates her path.

Screenshot 2015-02-19 09.33.09Please check out Jeanne's website for her new book, Change of Heart, as well as for further information about her. http://changeofheart.wjkbooks.com/

Don't miss this compelling podcast that provides profound insights shared by someone who has endured the very worst, and the spirit underlying it all that allowed her to come to a place of forgiveness with the killer, and further, to see him as a human being with a humanity to him regardless of his actions.

40min--via Pacifica affiliate KHEN Salida, CO recorded live Feb. 17, 2015

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Jeanne Bishop experienced the absolute unthinkable. 25 years ago her sister Nancy, brother-in-law Richard and their unborn child were brutally murdered by a then-teenaged boy who had come into a growing life of robbery and crime. Jeanne Bishop experienced the absolute unthinkable. 25 years ago her sister Nancy, brother-in-law Richard and their unborn child were brutally murdered by a then-teenaged boy who had come into a growing life of robbery and crime. She has written an about to be launched book about her journey that led to meeting him in 2013, […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 43:12
Dr. Michael Gilbert, Executive Director of the NACRJ https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/dr-michael-gilbert-executive-director-of-the-nacrj/ Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:49:44 +0000 http://restorativejusticeontherise.org/?p=804 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/dr-michael-gilbert-executive-director-of-the-nacrj/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/dr-michael-gilbert-executive-director-of-the-nacrj/feed/ 0 <p>Interview on December 16, 2014 via our sister Pacifica-affiliate radio show, Community Justice Talks on KHEN LP Salida Michael J. Gilbert, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Texas at San Antonio where he teaches “Drugs, Drug Laws and Crime.” Before joining the university faculty, Dr. Gilbert had over 20 […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/dr-michael-gilbert-executive-director-of-the-nacrj/">Dr. Michael Gilbert, Executive Director of the NACRJ</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Interview on December 16, 2014 via our sister Pacifica-affiliate radio show, Community Justice Talks on KHEN LP Salida

Michael J. Gilbert, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Texas at San Antonio where he teaches “Drugs, Drug Laws and Crime.” Before joining the university faculty, Dr. Gilbert had over 20 years of experience in corrections and criminal justice. Working with offenders and justice system officials he became aware of the adverse consequences of the “war on drugs”. He began to question the validity, morality, and practicality of drug prohibition. Mike also represents Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, www.leap.cc and is Executive Director, National Association of Community and Restorative Justice, www.nacrj.org.

 

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Interview on December 16, 2014 via our sister Pacifica-affiliate radio show, Community Justice Talks on KHEN LP Salida Michael J. Gilbert, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Texas at San Antonio where he teaches “D... Interview on December 16, 2014 via our sister Pacifica-affiliate radio show, Community Justice Talks on KHEN LP Salida Michael J. Gilbert, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Texas at San Antonio where he teaches “Drugs, Drug Laws and Crime.” Before joining the university faculty, Dr. Gilbert had over 20 […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 40:37
Lisa Rea, President of Restorative Justice International https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/lisa-rea-president-of-restorative-justice-international/ Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:34:22 +0000 http://restorativejusticeontherise.org/?p=798 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/lisa-rea-president-of-restorative-justice-international/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/lisa-rea-president-of-restorative-justice-international/feed/ 0 <p>Interview on December 9th, 2014, via our sister Pacifica-affiliate radio show, Community Justice Talks on KHEN LP Salida Lisa Rea has diverse and broad experience in legislative advocacy, public policy development, and grassroots organizing. She is a former legislative staff person to three members of the California Legislature. Lisa has served in the public and […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/lisa-rea-president-of-restorative-justice-international/">Lisa Rea, President of Restorative Justice International</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Interview on December 9th, 2014, via our sister Pacifica-affiliate radio show, Community Justice Talks on KHEN LP Salida

Lisa Rea has diverse and broad experience in legislative advocacy, public policy development, and grassroots organizing. She is a former legislative staff person to three members of the California Legislature. Lisa has served in the public and private sector as a legislative advocate on a range of subjects including criminal justice reform, healthcare, welfare reform and environmental public policy.

She is a restorative justice expert and lecturer with over 20 years’ experience at the state, national and international levels with special expertise working with crime victims. Lisa worked for two national organizations promoting systemic criminal justice reform as a legislative advocate, and policy strategist. In 1998 she directed one of the first intensive in-prison restorative justice projects in the U.S. inside a Texas medium security prison.

In 2001, she founded the Justice & Reconciliation Project, a national nonprofit seeking to educate and organize victims of violent crime around the benefits of restorative justice. Lisa is the president of Restorative Justice International (RJI), an international association and network founded in 2009 through social media (Linkedin.com) with over 3700 members and affiliate members globally working for victims-driven restorative justice.

Ms. Rea is president of Rea Consulting based in California providing government relations, online grassroots organizing, media relations and restorative justice consulting guidance.

RJI can be reached at restorativejusticeinternational@comcast.net and Rea Consulting at reaconsulting@comcast.net. Restorative Justice International can be found @ http://restorativejusticeinternational.com  as well as a robust and active discussion group at LinkedIn here

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Interview on December 9th, 2014, via our sister Pacifica-affiliate radio show, Community Justice Talks on KHEN LP Salida Lisa Rea has diverse and broad experience in legislative advocacy, public policy development, and grassroots organizing. Interview on December 9th, 2014, via our sister Pacifica-affiliate radio show, Community Justice Talks on KHEN LP Salida Lisa Rea has diverse and broad experience in legislative advocacy, public policy development, and grassroots organizing. She is a former legislative staff person to three members of the California Legislature. Lisa has served in the public and […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 39:52
Van Jones State Of American Justice https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/van-jones-state-of-american-justice/ Tue, 02 Dec 2014 21:47:44 +0000 http://restorativejusticeontherise.org/?p=788 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/van-jones-state-of-american-justice/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/van-jones-state-of-american-justice/feed/ 0 <p>Van Jones is the co-host of Crossfire on CNN, and VanJones.net is his official site and the digital home of the ?#?TeamVan? community. He is also the President and co-founder of Rebuild the Dream, a platform for bottom-up, people-powered innovations to help fix the U.S. economy. A Yale-educated attorney, Van has written two New York […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/van-jones-state-of-american-justice/">Van Jones State Of American Justice</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Van Jones is the co-host of Crossfire on CNN, and VanJones.net is his official site and the digital home of the ?#?TeamVan? community. He is also the President and co-founder of Rebuild the Dream, a platform for bottom-up, people-powered innovations to help fix the U.S. economy. A Yale-educated attorney, Van has written two New York Times Best Sellers: The Green Collar Economy, the definitive book on green jobs, and Rebuild the Dream, a roadmap for progressives in 2012 and beyond.

In 2009, Van worked as the green jobs advisor to the Obama White House. There, he helped run the inter-agency process that oversaw $80 billion in green energy recovery spending.

www.vanjones.net

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Van Jones is the co-host of Crossfire on CNN, and VanJones.net is his official site and the digital home of the ?#?TeamVan? community. He is also the President and co-founder of Rebuild the Dream, a platform for bottom-up, Van Jones is the co-host of Crossfire on CNN, and VanJones.net is his official site and the digital home of the ?#?TeamVan? community. He is also the President and co-founder of Rebuild the Dream, a platform for bottom-up, people-powered innovations to help fix the U.S. economy. A Yale-educated attorney, Van has written two New York […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 34:19
On Food Justice: Colorado Prop 105 GMO Labeling interview with Tammi DeVille, Campaign Manager https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/on-food-justice-colorado-prop-105-gmo-labeling-interview-with-tammi-deville-campaign-manager/ Tue, 02 Dec 2014 20:39:08 +0000 http://restorativejusticeontherise.org/?p=779 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/on-food-justice-colorado-prop-105-gmo-labeling-interview-with-tammi-deville-campaign-manager/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/on-food-justice-colorado-prop-105-gmo-labeling-interview-with-tammi-deville-campaign-manager/feed/ 0 <p>On Food Justice: Colorado Prop 105 GMO Labeling interview with Tammi DeVille, Campaign Manager http://www.righttoknowcolorado.org/</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/on-food-justice-colorado-prop-105-gmo-labeling-interview-with-tammi-deville-campaign-manager/">On Food Justice: Colorado Prop 105 GMO Labeling interview with Tammi DeVille, Campaign Manager</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

On Food Justice: Colorado Prop 105 GMO Labeling interview with Tammi DeVille, Campaign Manager

http://www.righttoknowcolorado.org/

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Taking Our Places: Transforming our relationship with parenting and life with Ana Joanes https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/taking-our-places-transforming-our-relationship-with-parenting-and-life-with-ana-joanes/ Tue, 11 Nov 2014 20:39:19 +0000 http://restorativejusticeontherise.org/?p=781 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/taking-our-places-transforming-our-relationship-with-parenting-and-life-with-ana-joanes/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/taking-our-places-transforming-our-relationship-with-parenting-and-life-with-ana-joanes/feed/ 0 <p>Taking Our Places: Transforming our relationship with parenting and life with Ana Joanes http://www.parentingthemovie.com/about</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/taking-our-places-transforming-our-relationship-with-parenting-and-life-with-ana-joanes/">Taking Our Places: Transforming our relationship with parenting and life with Ana Joanes</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Taking Our Places: Transforming our relationship with parenting and life with Ana Joanes

http://www.parentingthemovie.com/about

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On Empathy with the founders of Empathy App https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/on-empathy-with-the-founders-of-empathy-app/ Tue, 04 Nov 2014 20:27:05 +0000 http://restorativejusticeontherise.org/?p=772 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/on-empathy-with-the-founders-of-empathy-app/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/on-empathy-with-the-founders-of-empathy-app/feed/ 0 <p>On Empathy Community Justice Talks 11 4 14</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/on-empathy-with-the-founders-of-empathy-app/">On Empathy with the founders of Empathy App</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

On Empathy Community Justice Talks 11 4 14

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Food Justice: Right to Know Colorado-GMO Labeling https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/food-justice-right-to-know-colorado-gmo-labeling/ Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:31:35 +0000 http://restorativejusticeontherise.org/?p=776 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/food-justice-right-to-know-colorado-gmo-labeling/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/food-justice-right-to-know-colorado-gmo-labeling/feed/ 0 <p>Food Justice: Right to Know Colorado-GMO Labeling</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/food-justice-right-to-know-colorado-gmo-labeling/">Food Justice: Right to Know Colorado-GMO Labeling</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

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Justice As Healing with James O'Dea https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/justice-as-healing/ Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:47:50 +0000 http://restorativejusticeontherise.org/?p=745 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/justice-as-healing/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/justice-as-healing/feed/ 0 <p>"Justice As Healing" with James O'Dea (www.jamesodea.com). In this hour we explore an expansive territory of conflict and healing, including stories from James who was formerly the head at Amnesty Int'l Washington DC and whose work in Social Healing has taken him all over the world, including Rwanda, Israel/Palestine, N. Ireland and more. Listen in […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/justice-as-healing/">Justice As Healing with James O'Dea</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

"Justice As Healing" with James O'Dea (www.jamesodea.com). In this hour we explore an expansive territory of conflict and healing, including stories from James who was formerly the head at Amnesty Int'l Washington DC and whose work in Social Healing has taken him all over the world, including Rwanda, Israel/Palestine, N. Ireland and more. Listen in as he shares insights into how conflict--even the most disparaged and dark--can be transformed.

You can find a full archive at www.restorativejusticeontherise.org including interviews with Michelle Alexander, Johan Galtung, Azim Khamisa, Arun Gandhi, Kay Pranis and many others.

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"Justice As Healing" with James O'Dea (www.jamesodea.com). In this hour we explore an expansive territory of conflict and healing, including stories from James who was formerly the head at Amnesty Int'l Washington DC and whose work in Social Healing ha... "Justice As Healing" with James O'Dea (www.jamesodea.com). In this hour we explore an expansive territory of conflict and healing, including stories from James who was formerly the head at Amnesty Int'l Washington DC and whose work in Social Healing has taken him all over the world, including Rwanda, Israel/Palestine, N. Ireland and more. Listen in […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 1:09:34
Full Circle Restorative Justice https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/full-circle-restorative-justice/ Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:29:26 +0000 http://restorativejusticeontherise.org/?p=774 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/full-circle-restorative-justice/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/full-circle-restorative-justice/feed/ 0 <p>Full Circle Restorative Justice - http://www.fullcirclerj.net/</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/full-circle-restorative-justice/">Full Circle Restorative Justice</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

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James ODea https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/james-odea/ Fri, 08 Aug 2014 21:53:52 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=147 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/james-odea/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/james-odea/feed/ 0 <p>Date of Dialogue: 12.15.11 Description: This fantastic exploration with James O’Dea takes us to high-conflict areas, including in the U.S., and how models of restorative justice have been set in motion. James has visited numerous processes worldwide, and shares insights about Rwanda’s gacaca courts, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, processes in the Middle East, and […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/james-odea/">James ODea</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Date of Dialogue: 12.15.11

Description: This fantastic exploration with James O’Dea takes us to high-conflict areas, including in the U.S., and how models of restorative justice have been set in motion. James has visited numerous processes worldwide, and shares insights about Rwanda’s gacaca courts, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, processes in the Middle East, and a convening in the U.S. of facilitators from around the world who are actively involved in transforming individual, local, and global justice practices one dialogue at a time.

Brief Bio: James O’Dea is an internationally known author and teacher. His most recent book, Cultivating Peace: Becoming a 21st Century Peace Ambassador continues to receive critical acclaim and is used as a guide and manual around the world. He is lead faculty for The Peace Ambassador Training, an online certification course that convenes the wisdom of outstanding faculty representing the many pillars of peacebuilding work, including conflict transformation, nonviolent communication, social healing, restorative justice, systems theory, and much more.

James O’Dea Website: www.jamesodea.com

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Date of Dialogue: 12.15.11 Description: This fantastic exploration with James O’Dea takes us to high-conflict areas, including in the U.S., and how models of restorative justice have been set in motion. James has visited numerous processes worldwide, Date of Dialogue: 12.15.11 Description: This fantastic exploration with James O’Dea takes us to high-conflict areas, including in the U.S., and how models of restorative justice have been set in motion. James has visited numerous processes worldwide, and shares insights about Rwanda’s gacaca courts, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, processes in the Middle East, and […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 1:03:52
Velcrow Ripper https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/velcrow-ripper/ Fri, 08 Aug 2014 21:52:47 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=144 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/velcrow-ripper/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/velcrow-ripper/feed/ 0 <p>Date of Dialogue: Jan. 16, 2012 Description: This dialogue titled “Occupy the Dream: MLK and the Power of Love” held on MLK Day 2012 and as the Occupy Movement was still in full motion, covers “Crow”’s firsthand experiences in NYC’s Zuccotti Park from the outset of the Occupy Movement. The people’s mic, the global movement, […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/velcrow-ripper/">Velcrow Ripper</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Date of Dialogue: Jan. 16, 2012

Description: This dialogue titled “Occupy the Dream: MLK and the Power of Love” held on MLK Day 2012 and as the Occupy Movement was still in full motion, covers “Crow”’s firsthand experiences in NYC’s Zuccotti Park from the outset of the Occupy Movement. The people’s mic, the global movement, what it represented then and what it incited on glocal levels is all a part of this timely discussion that interweaves justice, transformation, and true revolution.

Brief Bio: Velcrow Ripper is a Canadian Academy Award (Genie) winning filmmaker, writer, sound designer and public speaker. He creates powerful, cinematic documentaries that deal with the central issues of our times. Occupy Love is the culmination of his epic “Fierce Love Trilogy” which began with Scared Sacred, named one of Canada’s Top 10 movies of 2004, and winner of the 2005 Genie (Canadian Academy Award) for best feature documentary. It continued with 2008?s award winning Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action.

Ripper’s earlier films include In The Company of Fear, a documentary on non-violent resistance to the “dirty war” in Colombia; Golden Gate Award-winning Open Season, about bear hunters and the activists who “hunt the hunters”; and the multi-award-winning non-fiction feature Bones of the Forest, (co-directed with Heather Frise) about the struggle to save the ancient forests of British Columbia (Best of the Festival, 1996 Hot Docs! Festival; and Best Feature Doc, 1996 Genie Awards).

Velcrow’s films are stylistically innovative, engaging and moving. Particular attention is given to the sound design. He is well known for his award-winning sound design of such films as The Corporation (Best Sound, Leo Awards), and A Place Called Chiapas (Best Sound, Hot Docs!; Best Sound, Leo Awards). He was recently named “one of the top ten filmmakers to watch in 2012? by the Independent Film magazine.

Occupy Love website: occupylove.org

Filmography & Official Site: velcrowripper.com

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Date of Dialogue: Jan. 16, 2012 Description: This dialogue titled “Occupy the Dream: MLK and the Power of Love” held on MLK Day 2012 and as the Occupy Movement was still in full motion, covers “Crow”’s firsthand experiences in NYC’s Zuccotti Park from ... Date of Dialogue: Jan. 16, 2012 Description: This dialogue titled “Occupy the Dream: MLK and the Power of Love” held on MLK Day 2012 and as the Occupy Movement was still in full motion, covers “Crow”’s firsthand experiences in NYC’s Zuccotti Park from the outset of the Occupy Movement. The people’s mic, the global movement, […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 1:01:10
Sarah Van Gelder https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/sarah-van-gelder/ Fri, 08 Aug 2014 21:51:19 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=141 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/sarah-van-gelder/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/sarah-van-gelder/feed/ 0 <p>Date of Dialogue: Jan. 10, 2012 Description: As Editor-in-Chief of the extraordinary YES! Magazine, Sarah van Gelder spoke with us about the then-in-motion Occupy movement, our transforming systems and the paradigm nested underneath the changes we are seeing. Her take on justice and restorative systems has informed special editions of YES! and as she shares […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/sarah-van-gelder/">Sarah Van Gelder</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Date of Dialogue: Jan. 10, 2012

Description: As Editor-in-Chief of the extraordinary YES! Magazine, Sarah van Gelder spoke with us about the then-in-motion Occupy movement, our transforming systems and the paradigm nested underneath the changes we are seeing. Her take on justice and restorative systems has informed special editions of YES! and as she shares in this dialogue, it is fully in motion as an exponential movement changing within and on the ground. We discussed the media’s role in social change, and learned how Sarah embarked on her own path to become one of the country’s leaders in media distribution that puts first truth, social change, tools, and powerful stories from the day to day ground of change.

Brief Bio: Sarah van Gelder is editor of "This Changes Everything: Occupy Wall Street and the 99% Movement" and co-founder of YES! Magazine and YesMagazine.org.

YES! reframes today's crises, showing how a radically different approach can bring about a more just and sustainable world. Each issue highlights the leadership coming from grassroots communities, social movements, and activists who are building a future that can work for all.

Sarah has interviewed Pete Seeger, Winona LaDuke, George Shultz, Harry Belafonte, Vandana Shiva, Chris Hedges, Danny Glover, and many other known and unknown leaders who are working to create a better world.

In addition to her regular features in the printed magazine, Sarah blogs at www.yesmagazine.org/svgblog, lectures nationally and internationally, and interviews regularly on radio talk shows nationwide.

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Date of Dialogue: Jan. 10, 2012 Description: As Editor-in-Chief of the extraordinary YES! Magazine, Sarah van Gelder spoke with us about the then-in-motion Occupy movement, our transforming systems and the paradigm nested underneath the changes we are ... Date of Dialogue: Jan. 10, 2012 Description: As Editor-in-Chief of the extraordinary YES! Magazine, Sarah van Gelder spoke with us about the then-in-motion Occupy movement, our transforming systems and the paradigm nested underneath the changes we are seeing. Her take on justice and restorative systems has informed special editions of YES! and as she shares […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 1:02:08
Belvie Rooks & Dedan Gills https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/belvie-rooks-dedan-gills/ Fri, 08 Aug 2014 21:50:05 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=138 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/belvie-rooks-dedan-gills/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/belvie-rooks-dedan-gills/feed/ 0 <p>Date of Dialogue: Dec. 8, 2011 Description: This conversation takes a deep dive into the powerful work Belvie and Dedan do through their organization, Growing a Global Heart, revisiting slavery’s legacy and taking profound and tangible steps to honestly address, and heal, open wounds that have been covered up. The social healing and collective wound […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/belvie-rooks-dedan-gills/">Belvie Rooks & Dedan Gills</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Date of Dialogue: Dec. 8, 2011

Description: This conversation takes a deep dive into the powerful work Belvie and Dedan do through their organization, Growing a Global Heart, revisiting slavery’s legacy and taking profound and tangible steps to honestly address, and heal, open wounds that have been covered up. The social healing and collective wound component of restoration and balance is a key theme to this powerful conversation. For anyone looking to honestly address socio-cultural wounding from the lens of truth and reconciliation, healing, and new possibilities.

Brief Bios: Belvie Rooks is Co-Founder of Growing a Global Heart. She is a writer, educator and producer whose work weaves the worlds of spirituality, feminism, ecology and social justice. She is a former board member of Bioneers, The Urban Habitat Program, and the Positive Futures Network/Yes Magazine and is currently Chair of the Board of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and a board member of the Institute for Noetic Sciences, and the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation. She is a Core Faculty member of Holy Names University's Culture and Spirituality Program.

Her published works have appeared in a number of books, publications and anthologies

Dedan Gills Co-Founder of GROWING A GLOBAL HEART has pioneered the idea of "Green Recovery"--a concept that combines stewardship and restoration of blighted urban areas with an engaged dialogic process designed to restore the integrity of souls wounded by the crush of modern urban reality. His work incorporates the principles of sustainability, permaculture design, environmental awareness and the greening of the inner spirit as critical aspects of the recovery and healing process. For the past ten years he has worked with people victimized by efforts at survival in our modern urban environment including people who are homeless, suffering from drug addiction and incarceration. He also serves as a surrogate male role model and mentor to young men growing up in these challenging urban environments.

Dedan is a writer and poet and associate producer of Watts Up! a documentary film (in progress) about a young man's transformative journey.

Growing a Global Heart Website: http://growingaglobalheart.weebly.com/

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Date of Dialogue: Dec. 8, 2011 Description: This conversation takes a deep dive into the powerful work Belvie and Dedan do through their organization, Growing a Global Heart, revisiting slavery’s legacy and taking profound and tangible steps to honestl... Date of Dialogue: Dec. 8, 2011 Description: This conversation takes a deep dive into the powerful work Belvie and Dedan do through their organization, Growing a Global Heart, revisiting slavery’s legacy and taking profound and tangible steps to honestly address, and heal, open wounds that have been covered up. The social healing and collective wound […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 1:13:18
Dominic Barter https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/dominic-barter/ Fri, 08 Aug 2014 21:48:45 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=135 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/dominic-barter/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/dominic-barter/feed/ 0 <p>Two Dialogues: 2012 and Summer of Peace 2013 with Sissi Mazzetti Description of both dialogues: Dominic Barter shares poignantly in both interviews first by the tone of his sharing and presence, which in fact illuminates the equanimity that is felt in the actual process he helps guide with his work in Restorative Circles. The first […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/dominic-barter/">Dominic Barter</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Two Dialogues: 2012 and Summer of Peace 2013 with Sissi Mazzetti

Description of both dialogues: Dominic Barter shares poignantly in both interviews first by the tone of his sharing and presence, which in fact illuminates the equanimity that is felt in the actual process he helps guide with his work in Restorative Circles. The first conversation in 2012 offers insights into his own journey and reasons for contributing to our world in this way, and specifics as to what the process entails. In the second conversation from Summer 2013 Dom is joined by his colleague Sissi Mazzetti, whom together have worked tirelessly to hear and support systems within Brazil’s education system. Both practical as well as conveying the actual climate of a circle process, these conversations are both of great value to those working in their own communities, schools, and lives to further both the way of living that this lens illuminates as well as the systems integration.

Brief Bio: Dominic Barter plays with dialogue and partnership, focusing primarily in the fields of education, justice, culture and social change. In the mid-90s he collaborated in the development of Restorative Circles, a community-based and -owned practice for dynamic engagement with conflict that grew from conversations with residents in gang-controlled shantytown favelas in Rio de Janeiro.

He adapted the practice for the Brazilian Ministry of Justice's award-winning national projects in Restorative Justice and supports its application in a further 25 countries. In recent years he has supervised the mediation program for the Police Pacification Units in Rio, served as invited professor at the Standing Group for Consensual Methods of Conflict Resolution, at the High Court of Rio, with a focus on school mediation and bullying, and focused on the development of restorative community. Currently Dominic directs the Dialogue Restoration project for the State Education Department of Rio de Janeiro and partners with the Centre for the Study of Public Security and Citizenship at Candido Mendes University.

Sissi Mazzetti Bio to be updated shortly.
RC (Restorative Circles) Website: www.restorativecircles.org

Dominic on Resolving Conflict through Restorative Justice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bazgiTyieKo

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Two Dialogues: 2012 and Summer of Peace 2013 with Sissi Mazzetti Description of both dialogues: Dominic Barter shares poignantly in both interviews first by the tone of his sharing and presence, which in fact illuminates the equanimity that is felt in ... Two Dialogues: 2012 and Summer of Peace 2013 with Sissi Mazzetti Description of both dialogues: Dominic Barter shares poignantly in both interviews first by the tone of his sharing and presence, which in fact illuminates the equanimity that is felt in the actual process he helps guide with his work in Restorative Circles. The first […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean
Nancy Riestenberg https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/nancy-riestenberg/ Fri, 08 Aug 2014 21:47:27 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=132 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/nancy-riestenberg/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/nancy-riestenberg/feed/ 0 <p>Date of Dialogue: Nov 14, 2013 Description: Another powerful resource for educators, administrators, principals, teachers, school counselors and generally all who are concerned about and/or involved with youth systems and schools. Nancy Riestenberg shares a broad spectrum of insights, talks about resources and implementation of RJP in schools. This interview telecast was a part of […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/nancy-riestenberg/">Nancy Riestenberg</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Date of Dialogue: Nov 14, 2013

Description: Another powerful resource for educators, administrators, principals, teachers, school counselors and generally all who are concerned about and/or involved with youth systems and schools. Nancy Riestenberg shares a broad spectrum of insights, talks about resources and implementation of RJP in schools. This interview telecast was a part of a mini-series co sponsored by Living Justice Press on RJ and schools.

Brief Bio: Nancy Riestenberg has 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, from Cass Lake-Bena to the Chicago Public Schools, and speaks nationally on restorative measures at conferences and through trainings. She is author of multiple books, including Circle in the Square: Building Community and Repairing Harm in School, a bestseller from Living Justice Press.

More about Nancy and her books at: http://www.livingjusticepress.org/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={503CE3B2-591E-444D-99AE-09D408C99A94}&DE={5E7400A4-2FB5-4E38-A38A-BC74E9FCD4F0}

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Date of Dialogue: Nov 14, 2013 Description: Another powerful resource for educators, administrators, principals, teachers, school counselors and generally all who are concerned about and/or involved with youth systems and schools. Date of Dialogue: Nov 14, 2013 Description: Another powerful resource for educators, administrators, principals, teachers, school counselors and generally all who are concerned about and/or involved with youth systems and schools. Nancy Riestenberg shares a broad spectrum of insights, talks about resources and implementation of RJP in schools. This interview telecast was a part of […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 1:03:12
Rep Pete Lee https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/rep-pete-lee/ Fri, 08 Aug 2014 21:46:11 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=129 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/rep-pete-lee/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/rep-pete-lee/feed/ 0 <p>Date of Dialogue: May 16, 2013 Description: Don’t miss this informative, explicitly specific, inspiring conversation with Colorado Representative Pete Lee. Pete speaks eloquently to the process and movement that resulted in the passage of the Restorative Justice Pilot Project (then HB 13-1254, now law) and shares his own cultivated facts and insights into why RJ […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/rep-pete-lee/">Rep Pete Lee</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Date of Dialogue: May 16, 2013
Description: Don’t miss this informative, explicitly specific, inspiring conversation with Colorado Representative Pete Lee. Pete speaks eloquently to the process and movement that resulted in the passage of the Restorative Justice Pilot Project (then HB 13-1254, now law) and shares his own cultivated facts and insights into why RJ makes sense, and how it worked in Colorado during the momentum building leading up to the passage into law. This interview is of particular interest to those in other states wanting to beef up on important insights and challenges towards creating an RJ bill and ultimately passing it. Rep. Lee shares clues and key insights into some of the major obstacles they faced, and addresses some of the common concerns that came up in opposition to the bill, as well as how they worked to dissolve misconceptions about RJ and its efficacy.

Brief Bio: Colorado Representative Pete Lee (House District 18) has championed Restorative justice in Colorado and was co-sponsor of HB 13-1254, The Restorative Justice Pilot Project, which just passed last week. He also was key in the passage of the first Restorative justice bill two years ago and serves as an adviser to many State councils and organizations in the field.

Rep. Lee has been a public servant in the truest sense for a good portion of his life and is also an attorney.

More about Rep. Lee

Rep. Pete Lee on RJ: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFMyHaGo49Q

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Date of Dialogue: May 16, 2013 Description: Don’t miss this informative, explicitly specific, inspiring conversation with Colorado Representative Pete Lee. Pete speaks eloquently to the process and movement that resulted in the passage of the Restorati... Date of Dialogue: May 16, 2013 Description: Don’t miss this informative, explicitly specific, inspiring conversation with Colorado Representative Pete Lee. Pete speaks eloquently to the process and movement that resulted in the passage of the Restorative Justice Pilot Project (then HB 13-1254, now law) and shares his own cultivated facts and insights into why RJ […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 1:05:21
Sunny Schwartz https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/sunny-schwartz/ Fri, 08 Aug 2014 21:44:53 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=126 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/sunny-schwartz/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/sunny-schwartz/feed/ 0 <p>Date of Dialogue: April 11, 2013 Description: For anyone who is working within Corrections or Law Enforcement, or interested in how RJ can span across and connect different civic areas to derail violence and provide viable solutions to mass incarceration. This interview is a strong example of how to start and implement an RJ program […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/sunny-schwartz/">Sunny Schwartz</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Date of Dialogue: April 11, 2013

Description: For anyone who is working within Corrections or Law Enforcement, or interested in how RJ can span across and connect different civic areas to derail violence and provide viable solutions to mass incarceration. This interview is a strong example of how to start and implement an RJ program specifically within LE. It illuminates the nuances, the struggle and ultimately the value and results it has shown over a relatively short time span.

Brief Bio: A nationally recognized expert in criminal justice reform with 30 years of frontline experience as a lawyer, advocate and consultant, Sunny Schwartz has spent her career navigating all levels of the system and pioneering new policy initiatives for prisoner’s programs, as well as alternatives to incarceration. She is the author of Dreams from the Monster Factory, Hard cover Published 2009, Paperback version published 2010, which gives a comprehensive insider’s perspective on America’s failing prison system and recounts her own real-world implementation of a targeted strategy that both saves taxpayers’ money and dramatically reduces recidivism.

Sunny directs the design and operation of prisoner programs in six county jails. During her tenure, she has made significant changes to traditional incarceration operations, transitioning from an ineffectual system rooted in idling and “downtime” to one that requires inmates to participate in educational, vocational and therapeutic programs 10 hours a day, five days a week

Sunny Schwartz Website: http://sunnyschwartz.com

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Date of Dialogue: April 11, 2013 Description: For anyone who is working within Corrections or Law Enforcement, or interested in how RJ can span across and connect different civic areas to derail violence and provide viable solutions to mass incarcerati... Date of Dialogue: April 11, 2013 Description: For anyone who is working within Corrections or Law Enforcement, or interested in how RJ can span across and connect different civic areas to derail violence and provide viable solutions to mass incarceration. This interview is a strong example of how to start and implement an RJ program […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 1:07:01
Carolyn Boyes-Watson https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/carolyn-boyes-watson/ Fri, 08 Aug 2014 21:43:15 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=123 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/carolyn-boyes-watson/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/carolyn-boyes-watson/feed/ 0 <p>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 […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/carolyn-boyes-watson/">Carolyn Boyes-Watson</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

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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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 a... 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 […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 1:05:27
Johan Galtung https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/johan-galtung/ Fri, 08 Aug 2014 21:41:56 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=120 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/johan-galtung/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/johan-galtung/feed/ 0 <p>Date of Dialogue: Jan. 2013 Description: We spoke with Dr. Galtung about many of the deep rooted processes from a global perspective that inform in one way or another the “lens” and approach of restorative justice that is growing in the U.S. and beyond. We looked at Huna traditions and other powerful examples that point […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/johan-galtung/">Johan Galtung</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Date of Dialogue: Jan. 2013

Description: We spoke with Dr. Galtung about many of the deep rooted processes from a global perspective that inform in one way or another the “lens” and approach of restorative justice that is growing in the U.S. and beyond. We looked at Huna traditions and other powerful examples that point to the core need of going to the root of what is causing imbalance and/or harm, and the universal human need to be heard and understood that underlies at the very foundation the process of restoration, balance, and even healing.

Brief Bio: Johan Galtung is a Norwegian sociologist, mathematician and the principal founder of the discipline of peace and conflict studies.[1] He founded the Peace Research Institute Oslo in 1959, serving as its director until 1970, and established the Journal of Peace Research in 1964. In 1969 he was appointed to the world's first chair in peace and conflict studies, at the University of Oslo. He resigned his professorship in 1977 and has since held professorships at several other universities; in 1993 he had been selected as a Distinguished Professor of Peace Studies at the University of Hawaii where he taught until 2000. He was awarded the Right Livelihood Award in 1987.

Johan Galtung Website: https://www.transcend.org

Video: A Day with Amy Goodman and Johan Galtung: http://www.envisionpeacemuseum.org/a-day-with-amy-goodman-and-johan-galtung/

 

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Fania Davis https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/fania-davis-destiny-shabazz/ Fri, 08 Aug 2014 21:40:53 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=117 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/fania-davis-destiny-shabazz/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/fania-davis-destiny-shabazz/feed/ 0 <p>Date of Dialogue: October 2013 Description: Fania Davis and Destiny Shabazz (a youth participant at RJOY-Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth) share powerful examples of how their program is making significant progress in the Bay Area and modeling a restorative justice program for schools and beyond. Destiny’s insights as to how it works for the youth […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/fania-davis-destiny-shabazz/">Fania Davis</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Date of Dialogue: October 2013

Description: Fania Davis and Destiny Shabazz (a youth participant at RJOY-Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth) share powerful examples of how their program is making significant progress in the Bay Area and modeling a restorative justice program for schools and beyond. Destiny’s insights as to how it works for the youth she is working with, and how it supports and helps transform even the most challenging issues is inspiring, informative, and truly insightful. Hearing from youth voices such as Destiny’s is a great way to find out more about implementation and process, typical challenges and some victories.

Brief Bios: Fania Davis Born in Birmingham, Alabama, Fania E. Davis came of age in the 1950s, during the social ferment of the civil rights era. Two close childhood friends were murdered in the 1963 Sunday School bombing by the Ku Klux Klan. This crystallized within her a passionate commitment to social transformation, and, for the next decades, she was active in the civil rights, Black power, Black students', women's, prisoners', anti-apartheid, and socialist movements. Currently, she is an activist in the international restorative justice movement. She is currently Executive Director of Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth.

Destiny Shabazz is a high school freshman in Oakland CA and is an inspiring youth voice for Restorative justice. Her keynote at last year’s National Conference was received with a standing ovation. She is a participant and facilitator in restorative processes with RJOY.

RJOY Website: www.rjoyoakland.orgRJOY Videos (RJ In a Nutshell; RJ in Oakland Schools; more) http://rjoyoakland.org/videos/

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Date of Dialogue: October 2013 Description: Fania Davis and Destiny Shabazz (a youth participant at RJOY-Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth) share powerful examples of how their program is making significant progress in the Bay Area and modeling a r... Date of Dialogue: October 2013 Description: Fania Davis and Destiny Shabazz (a youth participant at RJOY-Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth) share powerful examples of how their program is making significant progress in the Bay Area and modeling a restorative justice program for schools and beyond. Destiny’s insights as to how it works for the youth […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean
Bryan Stevenson https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/bryan-stevenson/ Fri, 08 Aug 2014 21:37:45 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=114 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/bryan-stevenson/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/bryan-stevenson/feed/ 0 <p>Date of Dialogue: 12-5-13 Description: This powerful dialogue looks at the ground level and national issues we face, as well as the incredible possibilities and actual work happening to transform our criminal justice system. Bryan speaks eloquently to the heart of things, shows us solid evidence, and takes us on a deep dive into the […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/bryan-stevenson/">Bryan Stevenson</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Date of Dialogue: 12-5-13

Description: This powerful dialogue looks at the ground level and national issues we face, as well as the incredible possibilities and actual work happening to transform our criminal justice system. Bryan speaks eloquently to the heart of things, shows us solid evidence, and takes us on a deep dive into the human spirit to boot.

Brief Bio: 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 improving the administration of criminal justice.

Bryan’s full bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bryan_Stevenson
More about Equal Justice Initiative: www.eji.org

Bryan’s Viral TED Talk: http://www.ted.com/talks/bryan_stevenson_we_need_to_talk_about_an_injustice

Bryan on Moyers & Company: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmcAcy4XHKw

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Date of Dialogue: 12-5-13 Description: This powerful dialogue looks at the ground level and national issues we face, as well as the incredible possibilities and actual work happening to transform our criminal justice system. Date of Dialogue: 12-5-13 Description: This powerful dialogue looks at the ground level and national issues we face, as well as the incredible possibilities and actual work happening to transform our criminal justice system. Bryan speaks eloquently to the heart of things, shows us solid evidence, and takes us on a deep dive into the […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean
Michelle Alexander https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/michelle-alexander/ Fri, 08 Aug 2014 21:36:48 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=111 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/michelle-alexander/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/michelle-alexander/feed/ 0 <p>Date of Dialogue: 9-5-12 Description: We covered a great deal of ground during this conversation with Michelle sharing background from her internationally acclaimed bestseller The New Jim Crow, personal insights and motivators for her in her work, and her belief that restorative justice provides a powerful solution to many of the problems we currently face. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/michelle-alexander/">Michelle Alexander</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Date of Dialogue: 9-5-12

Description: We covered a great deal of ground during this conversation with Michelle sharing background from her internationally acclaimed bestseller The New Jim Crow, personal insights and motivators for her in her work, and her belief that restorative justice provides a powerful solution to many of the problems we currently face. This dialogue is packed with stats, facts, and inspiring all the way through.

Brief Bio: Michelle Alexander is an internationally-renowned author and lawyer. Her most recent book, The New Jim Crow, has gained global acclaim for its pinpointing of the very real yet hushed critical issue of racial profiling and mass incarceration. She has been featured in major media worldwide, including Moyers & Company, NPR’s Fresh Air, CNN, and many others.

Quotes/Highlights from Transcript:

“It wasn’t long into that work (with the ACLU Racial Justice Project) that I realized that even I, someone who cared a lot about racial injustice and thought that I knew a lot about our criminal justice system, that I was deeply misguided and in a lot of denial about the way in which our criminal justice system wasn’t just in need of reform but had become the primary vehicle for creating and sustaining racial inequality in our time.” (10:08)

“I think that what I’ve come to see and understand better in recent years is that the American dream is just not real for millions of Americans and its not a matter of not trying.” (15:45)

“It (restorative justice) is definitely not a pipedream. I’m so encouraged by the movement that is growing around restorative and transformative justice. I think that one of the reasons why it’s such a crucial part of the work to end mass incarceration and to break this cycle of caste like systems in America is because it helps provide an answer to, well, if we don’t have prisons, if prisons aren’t the answer then what, what are we going to do about the harms and people affected. I think there is kind of real harm that has to be acknowledged and addressed. People do violate each other’s rights, commit real crimes against each other that cause pain and suffering in our communities.” (55:29)

Open-Source Copy of Transcript:

Michelle’s full bio: http://newjimcrow.com/about-the-author

More about The New Jim Crow: newjimcrow.com

Michelle’s joint interview on Moyers & Company with Bryan Stephenson (jus
t below) of the Equal Justice Institute):
http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/04022010/watch.html

 

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Katy Hutchinson, International RJ Advocate, Author, and Speaker https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/katy-hutchinson-international-rj-advocate-author-and-speaker/ Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:55:09 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=417 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/katy-hutchinson-international-rj-advocate-author-and-speaker/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/katy-hutchinson-international-rj-advocate-author-and-speaker/feed/ 0 <p>Katy Hutchison's Biography: Katy resides in Victoria, BC. She moved back to Vancouver Island sixteen years ago, following the murder of her husband Bob McIntosh. In the course of dealing with the legal issues surrounding Bob's death, she met and married lawyer Michael Hutchison. After Bob's murder on New Year's Eve 1997 Katy waited for […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/katy-hutchinson-international-rj-advocate-author-and-speaker/">Katy Hutchinson, International RJ Advocate, Author, and Speaker</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Katy Hutchison's Biography:
Katy resides in Victoria, BC. She moved back to Vancouver Island sixteen years ago, following the murder of her husband Bob McIntosh. In the course of dealing with the legal issues surrounding Bob's death, she met and married lawyer Michael Hutchison.

After Bob's murder on New Year's Eve 1997 Katy waited for five years while the police worked tirelessly to obtain the evidence to prosecute and convict his killers. During that period, Katy developed her perception of the societal forces and lack of understanding amongst young people that created the circumstances leading to Bob's death. She grew to recognize the need to advise and educate young members of the community about the risks that arise with the combination of young people, alcohol, and a lack of supervision.

Katy currently divides her time between working with her husband Michael in his law practice and her professional speaking career. She sits on the Board of Glenlyon Norfolk School and sat on the Board of Restorative Practices International.

Her book (shown at right) entitled Walking After Midnight: One Woman's Journey Through Murder, Justice and Forgiveness is published in Canada by Raincoast Books and in the US by New Harbinger Publications

In 2010 Katy's powerful story inspired Lifetime Network's movie Bond of Silence

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Katy Hutchison's Biography: Katy resides in Victoria, BC. She moved back to Vancouver Island sixteen years ago, following the murder of her husband Bob McIntosh. In the course of dealing with the legal issues surrounding Bob's death, Katy Hutchison's Biography: Katy resides in Victoria, BC. She moved back to Vancouver Island sixteen years ago, following the murder of her husband Bob McIntosh. In the course of dealing with the legal issues surrounding Bob's death, she met and married lawyer Michael Hutchison. After Bob's murder on New Year's Eve 1997 Katy waited for […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean
On the Ground in Juvenile Corrections with Melinda Sonnen, CDAC https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/on-the-ground-in-juvenile-corrections-with-melinda-sonnen-cdac/ Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:52:11 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=414 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/on-the-ground-in-juvenile-corrections-with-melinda-sonnen-cdac/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/on-the-ground-in-juvenile-corrections-with-melinda-sonnen-cdac/feed/ 0 <p>Melinda Sonnen, CADC, is with the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections and recently was a featured presenter at the NW Justice Forum, an annual event held in the Northwestern U.S. Her interactive session descriptions are (and will be part of what we cover in this broadcast): Offender Victim Awareness Competency Development: Workshop participants will learn about Idaho […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/on-the-ground-in-juvenile-corrections-with-melinda-sonnen-cdac/">On the Ground in Juvenile Corrections with Melinda Sonnen, CDAC</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Melinda Sonnen, CADC, is with the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections and recently was a featured presenter at the NW Justice Forum, an annual event held in the Northwestern U.S. Her interactive session descriptions are (and will be part of what we cover in this broadcast):

Offender Victim Awareness Competency Development:

Workshop participants will learn about Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections Victim Awareness Offender Competency Development Curriculum. One essential component of rehabilitation is for juveniles to understand the effects their behaviors and choices have on others, and then to care enough about
those effects to alter their behavior. Without victim awareness, we find that adjusting behavior for juveniles is difficult and short lived. As part of the
Victim Empathy Curriculum at JCC-L, juveniles are required to complete the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections - Victim Awareness Journal (created for Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections by The Change Company). Juveniles at JCC-L also participate in the "Victim Impact Listen and Learn" curriculum from U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs.

Developing Community Support Systems for Juvenile Justice Youth in Transition from Correctional Confinement: Individuals that are released back into the community after confinement will need support in: setting appropriate goals; creating structure in their lives; making healthy decisions; staying away from risky situations and people; and, learning to ask for help and then accepting the help that is provided. Support Networks assist in reconnecting youth to the community and may provide them with community services opportunities, job placement, assistance in creating means for positive structure in their lives, and provide means for improving the reputation of these juveniles.

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Melinda Sonnen, CADC, is with the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections and recently was a featured presenter at the NW Justice Forum, an annual event held in the Northwestern U.S. Her interactive session descriptions are (and will be part of what w... Melinda Sonnen, CADC, is with the Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections and recently was a featured presenter at the NW Justice Forum, an annual event held in the Northwestern U.S. Her interactive session descriptions are (and will be part of what we cover in this broadcast): Offender Victim Awareness Competency Development: Workshop participants will learn about Idaho […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean
Police Chief Bob Richardson https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/police-chief-bob-richardson/ Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:50:49 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=411 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/police-chief-bob-richardson/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/police-chief-bob-richardson/feed/ 0 <p>How One Police Chief is Seeing RJ Produce Compelling Results Police Chief Richardson's presentation at the recent and annually-held NW Justice Forum focused mainly on RJ from a Police standpoint. He understands that without a commonality and consistency in the practices of each agency (i.e. schools, police and the courts) we will not see success […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/police-chief-bob-richardson/">Police Chief Bob Richardson</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

How One Police Chief is Seeing RJ Produce Compelling Results
Police Chief Richardson's presentation at the recent and annually-held NW Justice Forum focused mainly on RJ from a Police standpoint. He understands that without a commonality and consistency in the practices of each agency (i.e. schools, police and the courts) we will not see success in our goal to provide effective restorative justice to the youth of our community. Also it is important for juvenile offenders to want to improve themselves and their futures; it is our duty to foster that desire though positive interactions.

Police Chief Bob Richardson was appointed as the Battle Ground (WA) Police Chief in January 2011 and currently oversees a staff of 22 commissioned officers and 4 professional staff.
Chief Richardson worked for the Irvine Police Department for 30 years, starting as a police officer and rising through the ranks as a sergeant, lieutenant and commander. Prior to working for the Irvine Police Department, Richardson served as a military police officer in the U.S. Army for three years.

He has a wide range of law enforcement experience including patrol, field training officer, traffic officer, crime analyst, criminal investigations, planning, research and training, crime prevention, emergency management and SWAT.

Chief Richardson obtained his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration from California State University in Long Beach, California and a Master's of Public Administration from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He has also attended the Supervisory Leadership Institute hosted by California State University Long Beach, the administrative officer's course hosted by the Southern Police Institute in Louisville, Kentucky.

Chief Richardson is also an active member of many boards and commissions throughout Clark County, WA including the Clark County Public Health Advisory Council, the Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency Board of Directors, the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI), Prevent Together Coalition, Law Enforcement and Autism Community Network and she currently serves as the Chair of the Clark/ Skamania County Law Enforcement Council.

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How One Police Chief is Seeing RJ Produce Compelling Results Police Chief Richardson's presentation at the recent and annually-held NW Justice Forum focused mainly on RJ from a Police standpoint. He understands that without a commonality and consistenc... How One Police Chief is Seeing RJ Produce Compelling Results Police Chief Richardson's presentation at the recent and annually-held NW Justice Forum focused mainly on RJ from a Police standpoint. He understands that without a commonality and consistency in the practices of each agency (i.e. schools, police and the courts) we will not see success […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean
Erin Freeborn & Jennifer Larson-Sawin, Two leaders in the MA RJ Movement https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/erin-freeborn-jennifer-larson-sawin-two-leaders-in-the-ma-rj-movement/ Wed, 25 Jun 2014 20:48:47 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=408 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/erin-freeborn-jennifer-larson-sawin-two-leaders-in-the-ma-rj-movement/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/erin-freeborn-jennifer-larson-sawin-two-leaders-in-the-ma-rj-movement/feed/ 0 <p>Restorative Justice Rises in MA: Communities for Restorative Justice & Juvenile Court Restorative Justice Diversion Speak Up Erin Freeborn and Jennifer Larson-Sawin (L to R) flanked by Sen. Jamie Eldridge and Rep. Ken Gordon at recent event in MA supporting Restorative Justice Practices. Photo Credit: Communities for Restorative Justice Topic: There is a lot brewing […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/erin-freeborn-jennifer-larson-sawin-two-leaders-in-the-ma-rj-movement/">Erin Freeborn & Jennifer Larson-Sawin, Two leaders in the MA RJ Movement</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Restorative Justice Rises in MA:
Communities for Restorative Justice & Juvenile Court Restorative Justice Diversion Speak Up

Erin Freeborn and Jennifer Larson-Sawin (L to R) flanked by Sen. Jamie Eldridge and Rep. Ken Gordon at recent event in MA supporting Restorative Justice Practices.

Photo Credit: Communities for Restorative Justice

Topic: There is a lot brewing in the State of Massachusetts.

Recently we caught up with Erin Freeborn of the Juvenile Court Restorative Justice Diversion Programs and Jennifer Larson-Sawin, former Executive Director of Communities for Restorative Justice. Both programs are a part of the greater MA Restorative Justice Coalition and have built steady and influential programs. They have also been working to raise awareness and educate citizens in MA and beyond about the efficacy of "RJ", most recently with concerted and successful efforts surrounding S. 2078: An Act Promoting Restorative Justice.

Enjoy this fresh short interview with Erin and Jennifer, a shorter version of our regular ongoing dialogue series. In it we discuss the reframing language of justice, the key influences of their experiences in S. Africa and New Zealand, what's happening in MA and how their respective organizations are growing by leaps and bounds, as is restorative justice in MA as well as the U.S. We also share how you can support the bill and how you can get involved more directly in MA with a Peace Alliance Action Team!

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Restorative Justice Rises in MA: Communities for Restorative Justice & Juvenile Court Restorative Justice Diversion Speak Up Erin Freeborn and Jennifer Larson-Sawin (L to R) flanked by Sen. Jamie Eldridge and Rep. Restorative Justice Rises in MA: Communities for Restorative Justice & Juvenile Court Restorative Justice Diversion Speak Up Erin Freeborn and Jennifer Larson-Sawin (L to R) flanked by Sen. Jamie Eldridge and Rep. Ken Gordon at recent event in MA supporting Restorative Justice Practices. Photo Credit: Communities for Restorative Justice Topic: There is a lot brewing […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean
Virtual Town Hall on S. 2078: An Act Promoting Restorative Justice https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/virtual-town-hall-on-s-2078-an-act-promoting-restorative-justice/ Wed, 18 Jun 2014 20:46:58 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=405 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/virtual-town-hall-on-s-2078-an-act-promoting-restorative-justice/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/virtual-town-hall-on-s-2078-an-act-promoting-restorative-justice/feed/ 0 <p>with Sen. Jamie Eldridge, D.A. Marian Ryan, Chief of Bedford Police Dept. Robert Bongiorno and Hon. John Cratsley. Topic of discussion: In the state of MA, S. 2078 is on the table presently in Senate Ways and Means. This highly informative panel discussion shows why restorative justice works, why it matters, and why the people […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/virtual-town-hall-on-s-2078-an-act-promoting-restorative-justice/">Virtual Town Hall on S. 2078: An Act Promoting Restorative Justice</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

with Sen. Jamie Eldridge, D.A. Marian Ryan, Chief of Bedford Police Dept. Robert Bongiorno and Hon. John Cratsley. Topic of discussion: In the state of MA, S. 2078 is on the table presently in Senate Ways and Means. This highly informative panel discussion shows why restorative justice works, why it matters, and why the people of MA should voice support for this bill and help it move forward.

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with Sen. Jamie Eldridge, D.A. Marian Ryan, Chief of Bedford Police Dept. Robert Bongiorno and Hon. John Cratsley. Topic of discussion: In the state of MA, S. 2078 is on the table presently in Senate Ways and Means. with Sen. Jamie Eldridge, D.A. Marian Ryan, Chief of Bedford Police Dept. Robert Bongiorno and Hon. John Cratsley. Topic of discussion: In the state of MA, S. 2078 is on the table presently in Senate Ways and Means. This highly informative panel discussion shows why restorative justice works, why it matters, and why the people […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 1:03:54
Creating Restorative Spaces with Barb Toews and Deanna Van Buren https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/creating-restorative-spaces-with-barb-toews-and-deanna-van-buren/ Thu, 23 Jan 2014 20:45:32 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=400 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/creating-restorative-spaces-with-barb-toews-and-deanna-van-buren/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/creating-restorative-spaces-with-barb-toews-and-deanna-van-buren/feed/ 0 <p>RJOY (Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth) Space Design by Deanna January 23, 2014 Creating Restorative Spaces with Barb Toews and Deanna Van Buren Topic: Barb and Deanna discuss how the setup and design of a space can proactively support restorative processes, including Deanna’s experience designing space for Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth (pictured above). An […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/creating-restorative-spaces-with-barb-toews-and-deanna-van-buren/">Creating Restorative Spaces with Barb Toews and Deanna Van Buren</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

RJOY (Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth) Space Design by Deanna

January 23, 2014
Creating Restorative Spaces with Barb Toews and Deanna Van Buren
Topic: Barb and Deanna discuss how the setup and design of a space can proactively support restorative processes, including Deanna’s experience designing space for Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth (pictured above). An excellent body of work and a growing new field that also resembles other countries who are re-thinking justice architecture.

Deanna-Van-Buren

Deanna Van Buren is the founder and Design Director of FOURM design studio in Oakland California and recent Loeb Fellow at Harvard's Graduate School of Design. Her practice focuses on the investigation and application of design innovations to the punitive justice system and alternative forms of justice that embrace reparation. Recent projects include a peacekeeping room and design guidelines for restorative spaces in schools with Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth and the design and construction of a Peacemaking Center with the Center for Court Innovation in Syracuse, New York.

Barb-Toews

Barb Toews is an experienced practitioner and educator in restorative justice. Publications include Critical Issues in Restorative Justice, co-edited with Howard Zehr, and The Little Book of Restorative Justice for People in Prison. Barb holds a MA in Conflict Transformation and is a PhD candidate at Bryn Mawr College's Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research.
Her research concerns the relationship between environmental design, especially that of correctional institutions, and psycho-social-behavioral and judicial outcomes.

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RJOY (Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth) Space Design by Deanna January 23, 2014 Creating Restorative Spaces with Barb Toews and Deanna Van Buren Topic: Barb and Deanna discuss how the setup and design of a space can proactively support restorative... RJOY (Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth) Space Design by Deanna January 23, 2014 Creating Restorative Spaces with Barb Toews and Deanna Van Buren Topic: Barb and Deanna discuss how the setup and design of a space can proactively support restorative processes, including Deanna’s experience designing space for Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth (pictured above). An […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean
Jacques Verduin https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/jacques-verduin/ Thu, 09 Jan 2014 20:40:18 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=397 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/jacques-verduin/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/jacques-verduin/feed/ 0 <p>Description of Dialogue: Jacques shares about the GRIP program and insights into ways that ISO programs help inmates transform themselves into change agents. Great program for those looking to do work within Corrections, and for anyone who cares about root causes of crime and viable ways to address them. Jacques Verduin, MA Somatic Psych. is […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/jacques-verduin/">Jacques Verduin</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Description of Dialogue: Jacques shares about the GRIP program and insights into ways that ISO programs help inmates transform themselves into change agents. Great program for those looking to do work within Corrections, and for anyone who cares about root causes of crime and viable ways to address them.

Jacques Verduin, MA Somatic Psych. is a father, community organizer and a teacher.

He is the Founding Director of the Insight Prison Project (IPP), a non-profit that since 1997 pioneers innovative in-prison rehabilitation programs in San Quentin. In 2011 he founded Insight-Out (IS0), which provides services and self-development opportunities to prisoners and challenged youth and empowers them to positively transform their predicament.

Jacques has trained former prisoners to act as Change Agents in the community, working to prevent violence and incarceration. He is a subject matter expert on mindfulness, emotional intelligence and transforming violence. He has worked in prisons for 16 years and serves as a catalyst for state-wide prison reform in California.

Email: Jacques (jverduin@comcast.net)

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Description of Dialogue: Jacques shares about the GRIP program and insights into ways that ISO programs help inmates transform themselves into change agents. Great program for those looking to do work within Corrections, Description of Dialogue: Jacques shares about the GRIP program and insights into ways that ISO programs help inmates transform themselves into change agents. Great program for those looking to do work within Corrections, and for anyone who cares about root causes of crime and viable ways to address them. Jacques Verduin, MA Somatic Psych. is […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 1:09:50
Glenn Aparicio-Parry on “Original Justice” https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/glenn-aparicio-parry-on-original-justice/ Thu, 12 Dec 2013 20:39:21 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=394 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/glenn-aparicio-parry-on-original-justice/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/glenn-aparicio-parry-on-original-justice/feed/ 0 <p>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 […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/glenn-aparicio-parry-on-original-justice/">Glenn Aparicio-Parry on “Original Justice”</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

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

Glenn Aparicio Parry, PhD, is a writer, psychologist, educator, and entrepreneur, is the founder and past president of the SEED Institute based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Parry earned his doctoral degree in Humanities with a concentration in Transformative Learning from the California Institute of Integral Studies as part of his life-long passion to reform education into a coherent, cohesive whole.

He organized and participated in the groundbreaking Language of Spirit Conferences from 1999-2011, which have brought together Native and Western scientists in dialogue, moderated by Leroy Little Bear.

Parry is the author of the forthcoming book

Original Thinking: A Radical ReVisioning of Thought, Time, Humanity, and Nature.

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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". 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 […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean
Bryan Stevenson of the Equal Justice Initiative https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/bryan-stevenson-of-the-equal-justice-initiative/ Thu, 05 Dec 2013 20:37:08 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=392 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/bryan-stevenson-of-the-equal-justice-initiative/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/bryan-stevenson-of-the-equal-justice-initiative/feed/ 0 <p>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 […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/bryan-stevenson-of-the-equal-justice-initiative/">Bryan Stevenson of the Equal Justice Initiative</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

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 improving the administration of criminal justice.

A graduate of Eastern College (now Eastern University), Harvard Law School (J.D.), and the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, he has won the American Bar Association's Wisdom Award for public service, the ACLU's National Medal of Liberty (1991), a MacArthur Foundation "Genius" Award, the Reebok Human Rights Award (1989), the Thurgood Marshall Medal of Justice (1993), the Gleitsman Citizen Activist Award (2000), the Olof Palme Prize (2000), Stanford Law School's National Public Service Award (2010),[1] and the National Association of Public Interest Lawyers named him the Public Interest Lawyer of the Year (1996).

He has received honorary degrees from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law and Georgetown University Law School. In addition to directing the Equal Justice Initiative, he has been a visiting professor of law at the University of Michigan School of Law and lecturer at Harvard and Yale Law Schools.

He is a co-recipient of the 2009 Gruber Prize for Justice. The Gruber Foundation Justice Prize is presented to individuals or organizations for contributions that have advanced the cause of justice as delivered through the legal system. The award is intended to acknowledge individual efforts, as well as to encourage further advancements in the field and progress toward bringing about a fundamentally just world. In 2010, the NAACP honored Stevenson by awarding him the William Robert Ming Advocacy Award for the spirit of financial and personal sacrifice displayed in his legal work.[2]

He spoke at TED2012 in Long Beach, California, and received the strongest standing ovation ever seen at TED.[3] Following his presentation, over $1 million was raised by attendees to fund a campaign run by Stevenson to end the practice of putting children in adult jails and prisons. [4]

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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, 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 […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 1:10:07
Restorative Justice and Schools: A Ground-Level View https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/restorative-justice-and-schools-a-ground-level-view/ Thu, 21 Nov 2013 20:34:28 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=389 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/restorative-justice-and-schools-a-ground-level-view/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/restorative-justice-and-schools-a-ground-level-view/feed/ 0 <p>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 […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/restorative-justice-and-schools-a-ground-level-view/">Restorative Justice and Schools: A Ground-Level View</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

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.

Their organization is called The Restorative Way...whose mission is to enhance and expand opportunities to help create restorative cultures in schools, communities, businesses, correctional systems, families and faith based organizations. It is also to create opportunities for people to make positive healing connections.

Oscar is currently the Multi-Cultural Director at St. Louis Park High School. His "Boys to Men" Circle has been in existence over 8 years. Oscar's mission is "to help save our children one child at a time" Oscar is a former Minnesota Viking who played with as much passion as he now serves people with.

Jamie is currently the Restorative Justice Coordinator for Bayfield School in northern Wisconsin and a support to Project Launch at Red Cliff Early Childhood Center. When Jamie heard the definition of a "calling" by F. Buechner "When a deep gladness in your heart meets a deep hunger in the world," she knew she was "called" to keeping the Circle strong and present in schools and communities. Jamie's Masters Degree is in Restorative Justice.

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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 t... 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 […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 1:05:31
Restorative Justice and Schools https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/restorative-justice-and-schools/ Thu, 14 Nov 2013 20:33:53 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=387 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/restorative-justice-and-schools/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/restorative-justice-and-schools/feed/ 0 <p>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 […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/restorative-justice-and-schools/">Restorative Justice and Schools</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

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 Group Conferences. She presented at the Restorative Approaches to Conflict in Schools Seminar at the University of Edinburgh.

Prior to coming to the Minnesota Department of Education, Nancy worked for twelve years with the Illusion Theater's Sexual Abuse Prevention Program, which created and toured educational plays on child sexual abuse, domestic violence and HIV/AIDS prevention education. She coordinated the adaptation of Touch, the child sexual abuse prevention play, for the Red Lake People, and trained high school students in twenty different school districts in eight states to present social issue prevention plays to their peers.

Nancy is author of Circle in The Square, a bestselling book published by Living Justice Press. She writes warmly and with long experience about the challenges facing school communities and how restorative measures¬ specifically Circles¬ create a safer space for learning and development for all. Using stories direct from the hallways, she brings heart to subjects that are often divisive and controversial: bullying and other violence, suspension, drug use, staff conflicts, and more. Throughout the book, Nancy s focus is on strategies that actually work for the whole school community: students, parents, administrators, teachers, and the community in which they live.

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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, 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 […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean
Heart of Hope with Carolyn Boyes-Watson https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/heart-of-hope-with-carolyn-boyes-watson/ Thu, 07 Nov 2013 20:30:10 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=385 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/heart-of-hope-with-carolyn-boyes-watson/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/heart-of-hope-with-carolyn-boyes-watson/feed/ 0 <p>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 […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/heart-of-hope-with-carolyn-boyes-watson/">Heart of Hope with Carolyn Boyes-Watson</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

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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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. 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 […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean
Teya Sepinuck, Founder of Theater of Witness https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/theater-of-witness-and-the-voice-for-those-who-have-none/ Sat, 19 Oct 2013 20:29:56 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=382 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/theater-of-witness-and-the-voice-for-those-who-have-none/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/theater-of-witness-and-the-voice-for-those-who-have-none/feed/ 0 <p>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 […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/theater-of-witness-and-the-voice-for-those-who-have-none/">Teya Sepinuck, Founder of Theater of Witness</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

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 Theatre of Witness with ex-combatants, members of the security forces, survivors, witnesses and those living with the intergenerational legacy of the Troubles.

Teya, who has a Masters Degree in Community Counseling was an adjunct faculty in dance at Swarthmore College from 1974 to 1991. She is the recipient of Philadelphia Human Rights Award for Arts and Culture from the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations, a Local Hero Award from Bank of America, as well as Cultural Arts Award from Womens Way and the Mayors Commission on Women. She has a long time meditation practice which informs all of her work and life. Her new book "Theatre of Witness - Finding the Medicine in Stories of Suffering, Transformation and Peace (Buy at amazon) is published by Jessica Kingsley Press and launched in January 2013.

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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. 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 […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 1:02:50
Restorative and Transformative Justice https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/restorative-and-transformative-justice/ Thu, 17 Oct 2013 20:28:43 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=379 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/restorative-and-transformative-justice/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/restorative-and-transformative-justice/feed/ 0 <p>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 […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/restorative-and-transformative-justice/">Restorative and Transformative Justice</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

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 boards, including the recently launched Restorative Justice: An International Journal. In Europe, she is on the advisory board of Restorative Justice in Europe: Safeguarding Victims & Empowering Professionals. Nationally, she is a research partner with PREVNet (Promoting Relationships Eliminating Violence Network) and a reconciliation ambassador for Reconciliation Canada. In British Columbia, she is a member of the working group for Social Responsibility and Collaborative Learning in Education, and on the advisory board for the B.C. Victims of Homicide Support Initiative. She is an active board member for the North Shore Restorative Justice Society and an associate board member of Vancouver Association for Restorative Justice.

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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. 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 […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean
Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth & A National Movement Builds https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/restorative-justice-for-oakland-youth-a-national-movement-builds/ Thu, 10 Oct 2013 20:27:21 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=377 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/restorative-justice-for-oakland-youth-a-national-movement-builds/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/restorative-justice-for-oakland-youth-a-national-movement-builds/feed/ 0 <p>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 […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/restorative-justice-for-oakland-youth-a-national-movement-builds/">Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth & A National Movement Builds</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

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 podcast can be used as a great tool for educators, principals and school officials, law enforcement and many others.

Fania Davis is Co-Founder and Executive Director of RJOY (Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth)

Coming of age in Birmingham, Alabama during the social ferment of the civil rights era, the murder of two close childhood friends in the 1963 Sunday School bombing crystallized within Fania a passionate commitment to social transformation. For the next decades, she was active in the civil rights, Black liberation, women's, prisoners', peace, anti-racial violence and anti-apartheid movements. After receiving her law degree from University of California , Berkeley in 1979, Fania practiced almost 27 years as a civil rights trial lawyer.

During the mid 1990's, she entered a Ph.D. program in indigenous studies at the California Institute of Integral Studies, and apprenticed with traditional healers around the globe, particularly in Africa . Since receiving her Ph.D. in 2003, Fania has been engaged in a search for healing alternatives to adversarial justice. She has taught Restorative Justice at San Francisco 's New College Law School and Indigenous Peacemaking at Eastern Mennonite University 's Center for Justice and Peacebuilding. She writes and speaks on these subjects.

The search for a healing justice also led Fania to bring restorative justice to Oakland . A founder and currently Director of RJOY, Fania also serves as counsel to the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers. She recently received the Ubuntu award for service to humanity. Fania's research interests include exploring the indigenous roots, particlarly the African indigenous roots, of restorative justice. Fania is also a mother of two children, a dancer, and practitioner of yoga.

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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, 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 […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 1:05:55
Tapping a Rising Movement & An Overview of Stats and Legislation, plus What's Ahead https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/tapping-a-rising-movement-an-overview-of-stats-and-legislation-plus-whats-ahead/ Thu, 03 Oct 2013 20:22:36 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=374 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/tapping-a-rising-movement-an-overview-of-stats-and-legislation-plus-whats-ahead/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/tapping-a-rising-movement-an-overview-of-stats-and-legislation-plus-whats-ahead/feed/ 0 <p>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 […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/tapping-a-rising-movement-an-overview-of-stats-and-legislation-plus-whats-ahead/">Tapping a Rising Movement & An Overview of Stats and Legislation, plus What's Ahead</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

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 boards. Dr. Pavelka received her Ph.D. in Public Administration with a specialization in Justice Policy from Florida Atlantic University. Her dissertation, Practice to Policy to Management: A Restorative Justice Framework, focused on system reform and policy implementation of restorative justice nationally. She holds a Master of Public Administration from Florida International University and Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Florida. Dr. Pavelka's research interests include: community and restorative justice, juvenile justice, public policy and program evaluation.

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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. 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 […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean
Building Bridges: Restorative Circles and Existing Systems https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/building-bridges-restorative-circles-and-existing-systems/ Thu, 05 Sep 2013 20:18:38 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=368 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/building-bridges-restorative-circles-and-existing-systems/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/building-bridges-restorative-circles-and-existing-systems/feed/ 0 <p>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 […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/building-bridges-restorative-circles-and-existing-systems/">Building Bridges: Restorative Circles and Existing Systems</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

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 schools as well as other bridge-building projects and services.

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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 ... 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 […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean
Summer of Peace Restorative Justice on The Rise and The Story of What Inspired It https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/summer-of-peace-restorative-justice-on-the-rise-and-the-story-of-what-inspired-it/ Mon, 19 Aug 2013 20:21:22 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=371 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/summer-of-peace-restorative-justice-on-the-rise-and-the-story-of-what-inspired-it/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/summer-of-peace-restorative-justice-on-the-rise-and-the-story-of-what-inspired-it/feed/ 0 <p>An exclusive interview between The Shift Network's Director of Peace Philip Hellmich and Molly Rowan Leach Join us for this archive we celebrated the final session of a hugely successful Summer of Peace 2013 partnership with Restorative Justice on The Rise, where The Shift Network's own Philip Hellmich, interviews me about the impetus for the […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/summer-of-peace-restorative-justice-on-the-rise-and-the-story-of-what-inspired-it/">Summer of Peace Restorative Justice on The Rise and The Story of What Inspired It</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

An exclusive interview between The Shift Network's Director of Peace Philip Hellmich and Molly Rowan Leach

Join us for this archive we celebrated the final session of a hugely successful Summer of Peace 2013 partnership with Restorative Justice on The Rise, where The Shift Network's own Philip Hellmich, interviews me about the impetus for the birth of this free global telecast series, now in its 3rd season and featuring an incredible archive of over 1110 special guests working directly in the field and beyond. We will cover the personal and the collective, as I share my own insights into how our conflicts and wounds can be our greatest gifts and opportunities.

This series is for you, for us, and I am honored to be a part of this key moment of systemic transformation with you.

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An exclusive interview between The Shift Network's Director of Peace Philip Hellmich and Molly Rowan Leach Join us for this archive we celebrated the final session of a hugely successful Summer of Peace 2013 partnership with Restorative Justice on The ... An exclusive interview between The Shift Network's Director of Peace Philip Hellmich and Molly Rowan Leach Join us for this archive we celebrated the final session of a hugely successful Summer of Peace 2013 partnership with Restorative Justice on The Rise, where The Shift Network's own Philip Hellmich, interviews me about the impetus for the […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean
Jason Tashea, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Youth Courts International https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/jason-tashea-co-founder-and-executive-director-of-youth-courts-international/ Thu, 08 Aug 2013 20:16:41 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=365 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/jason-tashea-co-founder-and-executive-director-of-youth-courts-international/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/jason-tashea-co-founder-and-executive-director-of-youth-courts-international/feed/ 0 <p>Jason Tashea first came across youth courts in 1997 as a bailiff for the Anchorage Youth Court program, where he then served as a member, defender, prosecutor, and presiding judge until 2003. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Oregon in 2012. He interned at the American Bar Association's (ABA) Rule of Law […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/jason-tashea-co-founder-and-executive-director-of-youth-courts-international/">Jason Tashea, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Youth Courts International</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Jason Tashea first came across youth courts in 1997 as a bailiff for the Anchorage Youth Court program, where he then served as a member, defender, prosecutor, and presiding judge until 2003.

He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Oregon in 2012.

He interned at the American Bar Association's (ABA) Rule of Law Initiative in Yerevan, Armenia, and the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime in Vienna, Austria, where he actively promoted juvenile justice reform at both organizations.

His youth court proposal was enthusiastically supported by ABA, translated into Armenian and given to the Armenia Ministry of Justice for adoption.

This experience led him to co-found Youth Courts International to promote and implement youth courts at the international level, beyond the US. Jason just returned from 10 months in Kosovo as a Fulbright Fellow studying diversion and promoting youth courts.

Jason is the juvenile justice policy director for Advocates for Children and Youth. More about YCI at www.youthcourtsinternational.org

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Jason Tashea first came across youth courts in 1997 as a bailiff for the Anchorage Youth Court program, where he then served as a member, defender, prosecutor, and presiding judge until 2003. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Orego... Jason Tashea first came across youth courts in 1997 as a bailiff for the Anchorage Youth Court program, where he then served as a member, defender, prosecutor, and presiding judge until 2003. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Oregon in 2012. He interned at the American Bar Association's (ABA) Rule of Law […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean
Unlikely Friends with Internationally Renowned Filmmaker/Documentarian Leslie Neale https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/unlikely-friends-with-internationally-renowned-filmmakerdocumentarian-leslie-neale/ Thu, 01 Aug 2013 23:50:46 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=362 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/unlikely-friends-with-internationally-renowned-filmmakerdocumentarian-leslie-neale/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/unlikely-friends-with-internationally-renowned-filmmakerdocumentarian-leslie-neale/feed/ 0 <p>Leslie Neale and her films are recognized for their impact on social justice. Her award-winning film "Road to Return," narrated by Tim Robbins, was presented to the United States Congress, prompting a bill authorizing 6 million dollars for prison aftercare. "Juvies," narrated by Mark Wahlberg, toured the world as one of the top ten "Human […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/unlikely-friends-with-internationally-renowned-filmmakerdocumentarian-leslie-neale/">Unlikely Friends with Internationally Renowned Filmmaker/Documentarian Leslie Neale</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Leslie Neale and her films are recognized for their impact on social justice. Her award-winning film "Road to Return," narrated by Tim Robbins, was presented to the United States Congress, prompting a bill authorizing 6 million dollars for prison aftercare. "Juvies," narrated by Mark Wahlberg, toured the world as one of the top ten "Human Rights Watch" films of 2005. "Juvies" also screened at the United Nations, encouraging the first ever conference on juvenile justice, won many awards and aired on HBO. Her films encourage in-depth examination of these topics with an uncommon sensitivity.

We will be discussing the importance of media in social justice, the key messages of this powerful new film and much more tomorrow morning on this week's Summer of Peace Edition of Restorative Justice on The Rise.

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Leslie Neale and her films are recognized for their impact on social justice. Her award-winning film "Road to Return," narrated by Tim Robbins, was presented to the United States Congress, prompting a bill authorizing 6 million dollars for prison after... Leslie Neale and her films are recognized for their impact on social justice. Her award-winning film "Road to Return," narrated by Tim Robbins, was presented to the United States Congress, prompting a bill authorizing 6 million dollars for prison aftercare. "Juvies," narrated by Mark Wahlberg, toured the world as one of the top ten "Human […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean
Restorative Justice and the Fresh Start & Harvest of Potential Program https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/restorative-justice-and-the-fresh-start-harvest-of-potential-program/ Thu, 25 Jul 2013 23:49:31 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=359 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/restorative-justice-and-the-fresh-start-harvest-of-potential-program/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/restorative-justice-and-the-fresh-start-harvest-of-potential-program/feed/ 0 <p>This week we are thrilled to be hosting Rachel Pearl and Youth Representatives from the Restorative principles-based GREEN Corps Fresh Start programs in conjunction with the Clackamas County Juvenile Justice Department and other key partners. They are leveraging programs that combine youth empowerment with job skills in Green jobs and food production to reduce juvenile […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/restorative-justice-and-the-fresh-start-harvest-of-potential-program/">Restorative Justice and the Fresh Start & Harvest of Potential Program</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

This week we are thrilled to be hosting Rachel Pearl and Youth Representatives from the Restorative principles-based GREEN Corps Fresh Start programs in conjunction with the Clackamas County Juvenile Justice Department and other key partners. They are leveraging programs that combine youth empowerment with job skills in Green jobs and food production to reduce juvenile incarceration and recidivism successfully. Their approach not only saves thousands of dollars in the diversion of youth from sentencing and incarceration, but also gives them an opportunity to exemplify accountability and repayment of their offenses by putting their hands in the soil, literally. It's exciting to see the inclusion and connection of Green programs with Restorative Justice and I'm really excited to hear all about how the program got started, how it works, and how others can replicate it. Many agree that youth should not have a track record that tracks them endlessly and stigmatizes their chances to gain employment and establish successful lives that illuminate their own unique gift to the world. This is one big way to make that difference without losing the important values of accountability, restitution, and community safety.

A little bit more about Rachel Pearl:
Rachel Pearl is the Community Connections Coordinator for the Clackamas County Juvenile Department. Her current role is to develop, implement and coordinate a Restorative Community Service program for youth offenders. In her current role, Rachel is also the co- founder and Program Coordinator for GREEN Corps Fresh Start, an urban horticulture and small business training program for youth in the Juvenile Justice system. GREEN Corps allows youth an opportunity to pay restitution to victims while also developing skills in the areas of farming, food and customer service, bicycle repair and forestry while assisting in the business aspects of the program. GREEN Corps is a social enterprise model within a restorative framework with youth working three Farmer's Markets a week in addition to other business ventures. Rachel formerly developed Strength Based programming for youth transitioning back into the community in Portland, Oregon. Prior to this she coordinated a sexual assault and domestic violence prevention program for Incarcerated youth in California. She has over 15 years of experience working with youth offenders. Her experience includes program development and management, direct client services, group facilitation and case management.

For more information and a one-pager PDF description with images: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/clackamas/sites/default/files/green_corps_2012_volunteer_descriptions.pdf

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This week we are thrilled to be hosting Rachel Pearl and Youth Representatives from the Restorative principles-based GREEN Corps Fresh Start programs in conjunction with the Clackamas County Juvenile Justice Department and other key partners. This week we are thrilled to be hosting Rachel Pearl and Youth Representatives from the Restorative principles-based GREEN Corps Fresh Start programs in conjunction with the Clackamas County Juvenile Justice Department and other key partners. They are leveraging programs that combine youth empowerment with job skills in Green jobs and food production to reduce juvenile […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean
Restorative Justice, Law Enforcement & Community Programs https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/restorative-justice-law-enforcement-community-programs/ Thu, 18 Jul 2013 23:48:00 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=356 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/restorative-justice-law-enforcement-community-programs/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/restorative-justice-law-enforcement-community-programs/feed/ 0 <p>Mike Butler has thirty-one years of comprehensive policing experience ranging from beat officer to police chief with nationally recognized police departments. Since 1993, Mike has been at the helm of the Longmont Police Department. In 2008, Butler assumed responsibilities for the Longmont Fire Department as well. During his tenure the Longmont Police Department was chosen as […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/restorative-justice-law-enforcement-community-programs/">Restorative Justice, Law Enforcement & Community Programs</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Mike Butler has thirty-one years of comprehensive policing experience ranging from beat officer to police chief with nationally recognized police departments.

Since 1993, Mike has been at the helm of the Longmont Police Department.

In 2008, Butler assumed responsibilities for the Longmont Fire Department as well.

During his tenure the Longmont Police Department was chosen as one of the Top 10 Community Policing Departments in the nation by the United States Department of Justice.

He has assisted in or taken a primary role in the development of a number of innovative management systems and programs.

Chief Butler is a big supporter of restorative justice and the work that the Longmont Community Justice Partnership (LCJP) is engaged in with Longmont schools and the larger community.

He believes this work has significantly reduced the number of repeat offenders and contributes to a sense of security in Longmont, CO.

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Mike Butler has thirty-one years of comprehensive policing experience ranging from beat officer to police chief with nationally recognized police departments. Since 1993, Mike has been at the helm of the Longmont Police Department. In 2008, Mike Butler has thirty-one years of comprehensive policing experience ranging from beat officer to police chief with nationally recognized police departments. Since 1993, Mike has been at the helm of the Longmont Police Department. In 2008, Butler assumed responsibilities for the Longmont Fire Department as well. During his tenure the Longmont Police Department was chosen as […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean
Restorative Justice: A New Paradigm for Social Transformation with Azim Khamisa https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/azim-khamisa/ Thu, 11 Jul 2013 23:43:36 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=352 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/azim-khamisa/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/azim-khamisa/feed/ 0 <p>Hailed by dignitaries such as the Dalai Lama and Tariq Khamisa, Azim's murdered son and for whom the TKF Foundation was formed in honor of. Thich Nhat Hanh, Azim Khamisa delivers his inspirational message to a world in desperate need of forgiveness, peace and hope. Following the murder of his only son Tariq in 1995 […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/azim-khamisa/">Restorative Justice: A New Paradigm for Social Transformation with Azim Khamisa</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Hailed by dignitaries such as the Dalai Lama and Tariq Khamisa, Azim's murdered son and for whom the TKF Foundation was formed in honor of.

Thich Nhat Hanh, Azim Khamisa delivers his inspirational message to a world in desperate need of forgiveness, peace and hope.

Following the murder of his only son Tariq in 1995 through a senseless, gang-related incident, Azim chose the path of forgiveness and compassion rather than revenge, and this amazing choice led to the establishment of the Tariq Khamisa Foundation (TKF) and his subsequent forgiveness work which has reached millions through international speaking, (in 1996 - a crowd of 300,000), public and corporate workshops, video and audio recordings and four published books, including the award winning From Murder to Forgiveness and the Random House book The Secrets of the Bulletproof Spirit coauthored with Jillian Quinn.

Azim is going to share with us the historical perspective of Restorative Justice and offer a clear understanding of what it is. Given there are many views and opinions of what this hugely growing field entails, and how it works, we are delighted to speak with not only someone who has lived the processes first hand but who can truly help clarify the things that commonly cause people to question the efficacy of Restorative Justice, and to show how common concerns of accountability, safety, and respect for victims still plays a huge role in guiding the processes.

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Ending the Cycle of Violence

The ACCLAIMED 6 part video series and curriculum ENDING THE CYCLE OF VIOLENCE: From Murder to Forgiveness introduces Azim and Ples's teachings on Restorative Justice and Forgiveness to youth ages 11-15. To learn how to bring these much needed violence prevention resources to your schools and communities, go to: http://chariotvideos.com/educationalfilms/ending-the-cycle-of-violence/

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Hailed by dignitaries such as the Dalai Lama and Tariq Khamisa, Azim's murdered son and for whom the TKF Foundation was formed in honor of. Thich Nhat Hanh, Azim Khamisa delivers his inspirational message to a world in desperate need of forgiveness, Hailed by dignitaries such as the Dalai Lama and Tariq Khamisa, Azim's murdered son and for whom the TKF Foundation was formed in honor of. Thich Nhat Hanh, Azim Khamisa delivers his inspirational message to a world in desperate need of forgiveness, peace and hope. Following the murder of his only son Tariq in 1995 […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean
Integrating Restorative Justice with Matthew Hartman https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/integrating-restorative-justice-with-matthew-hartman/ Thu, 20 Jun 2013 23:42:01 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=349 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/integrating-restorative-justice-with-matthew-hartman/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/integrating-restorative-justice-with-matthew-hartman/feed/ 0 <p>Matthew is the Restorative Justice Coordinator at the Clackamas County Juvenile Department and Chair for the NW Justice Forum Planning Committee Matthew Hartman (MA) has extensive experience in organizational development, particularly related to the work of aligning a groups practices with their stated values and purpose. Working across the US and internationally, Matthew has offered […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/integrating-restorative-justice-with-matthew-hartman/">Integrating Restorative Justice with Matthew Hartman</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Matthew is the Restorative Justice Coordinator at the Clackamas County Juvenile Department and Chair for the NW Justice Forum Planning Committee

Matthew Hartman (MA) has extensive experience in organizational development, particularly related to the work of aligning a groups practices with their stated values and purpose. Working across the US and internationally, Matthew has offered facilitation, consultation and training in restorative justice, conflict transformation, and mediation to non-profit, public and corporate sectors.

Currently, Matthew is the Restorative Justice Coordinator of the Clackamas County Juvenile Department where he is providing in-house consultancy toward aligning the department's practices with restorative justice values and principles. Related projects include strategic planning, website enhancement, the development of the Victim Impact Program, and coordination of a Victim-Offender Dialogue Program. In addition, Matthew is also expanding and strengthening the capacity of Clackamas County communities to engage as a meaningful participants in responding to juvenile crime. Matthew is the Chair of the NW Justice Forum Planning Committee and a Steering Committee member for the Restorative Justice Coalition of Oregon.

Matthew has an undergraduate degree in Sociology and a Masters degree in Conflict Transformation. Additional areas of expertise include trauma healing; qualitative evaluation; conflict analysis and theory; and strategic peacebuilding. Matthew's natural style and ability to put individuals and groups at ease assists all parties in achieving their goals through listening, transformative dialogue and creative problem solving.

Website link for more information about CCJD and its programs or visit: http://www.clackamas.us/juvenile. Also visit the NW Justice Forum Website at www.nwjusticeforum.com

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Matthew is the Restorative Justice Coordinator at the Clackamas County Juvenile Department and Chair for the NW Justice Forum Planning Committee Matthew Hartman (MA) has extensive experience in organizational development, Matthew is the Restorative Justice Coordinator at the Clackamas County Juvenile Department and Chair for the NW Justice Forum Planning Committee Matthew Hartman (MA) has extensive experience in organizational development, particularly related to the work of aligning a groups practices with their stated values and purpose. Working across the US and internationally, Matthew has offered […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean
Sebastian Junger - Director of Which Way Is The Front Line From Her https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/sebastian-junger-director-of-which-way-is-the-front-line-from-her/ Tue, 18 Jun 2013 23:40:24 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=346 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/sebastian-junger-director-of-which-way-is-the-front-line-from-her/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/sebastian-junger-director-of-which-way-is-the-front-line-from-her/feed/ 0 <p>Director of Which Way Is The Front Line From Here: The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington | Co-Director of Oscar-nominated Documentary Restrepo | Author of The Perfect Storm Sebastian Junger is internationally known for his book The Perfect Storm as well as War, his account of the year he spent with Tim Hetherington at […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/sebastian-junger-director-of-which-way-is-the-front-line-from-her/">Sebastian Junger - Director of Which Way Is The Front Line From Her</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>
Restorative Justice on The Rise Sebastian Junger and Which Way Is The Front Line From Here: The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington
Director of Which Way Is The Front Line From Here: The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington | Co-Director of Oscar-nominated Documentary Restrepo | Author of The Perfect Storm

Sebastian Junger is internationally known for his book The Perfect Storm as well as War, his account of the year he spent with Tim Hetherington at Outpost Restrepo in Afghanistan, for which Hetherington and he also co-directed Restrepo, a powerful documentary that received wide acclaim and an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary. Tim Hetherington was tragically killed in Misrata, Libya while covering the uprisings of the Arab Spring and the rebellion against Khadafy and his troops.

We are honored to host Sebastian Junger for this special edition of Restorative Justice on The Rise, to discuss the film and the significance of Tim Hetherington's work and life, and role as a humanitarian and image-maker who brought great light and truths to our common humanity through his work and selfless service.

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Director of Which Way Is The Front Line From Here: The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington | Co-Director of Oscar-nominated Documentary Restrepo | Author of The Perfect Storm Sebastian Junger is internationally known for his book The Perfect Storm as wel... Director of Which Way Is The Front Line From Here: The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington | Co-Director of Oscar-nominated Documentary Restrepo | Author of The Perfect Storm Sebastian Junger is internationally known for his book The Perfect Storm as well as War, his account of the year he spent with Tim Hetherington at […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 45:01
Fred Van Liew Director for the Center for Restorative Justice Practices in Des Moines, Iowa. https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/fred-van-liew-director-for-the-center-for-restorative-justice-practices-in-des-moines-iowa/ Thu, 06 Jun 2013 23:38:07 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=343 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/fred-van-liew-director-for-the-center-for-restorative-justice-practices-in-des-moines-iowa/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/fred-van-liew-director-for-the-center-for-restorative-justice-practices-in-des-moines-iowa/feed/ 0 <p>Fred Van Liew, a lawyer, mediator, consultant, trainer, lobbyist, community organizer, and novice blogger, is the Director for the Center for Restorative Justice Practices in Des Moines, Iowa. For most of his twenty-eight years as a practicing attorney he worked as a prosecutor "inside the system." He learned much during those years but looking back […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/fred-van-liew-director-for-the-center-for-restorative-justice-practices-in-des-moines-iowa/">Fred Van Liew Director for the Center for Restorative Justice Practices in Des Moines, Iowa.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Fred Van Liew, a lawyer, mediator, consultant, trainer, lobbyist, community organizer, and novice blogger, is the Director for the Center for Restorative Justice Practices in Des Moines, Iowa.

For most of his twenty-eight years as a practicing attorney he worked as a prosecutor "inside the system."

He learned much during those years but looking back says what he took away from the experience is that we can do much better when it comes to how we respond to crime and those who commit them.

Fred retired as a prosecutor in 2010 and worked for awhile applying Restorative Justice principles to workplace conflicts. He takes part-time classes in Conflict Transformation at Eastern Mennonite University and says he is fortunate to have Howard Zehr as his mentor.

He is in the early stages of writing a book exploring the experiences ordinary people have had with the justice system, traveling every month to a different part of the country to discover what justice looks like for the average person and those who have been caught up in the system.

For More Information visit:- www.thejusticediary.com

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Fred Van Liew, a lawyer, mediator, consultant, trainer, lobbyist, community organizer, and novice blogger, is the Director for the Center for Restorative Justice Practices in Des Moines, Iowa. For most of his twenty-eight years as a practicing attorney... Fred Van Liew, a lawyer, mediator, consultant, trainer, lobbyist, community organizer, and novice blogger, is the Director for the Center for Restorative Justice Practices in Des Moines, Iowa. For most of his twenty-eight years as a practicing attorney he worked as a prosecutor "inside the system." He learned much during those years but looking back […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean
Dancing With The Energy of Conflict & Trauma With Dr. Mark Umbreit https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/dancing-with-the-energy-of-conflict-trauma-with-dr-mark-umbreit/ Thu, 23 May 2013 23:36:00 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=340 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/dancing-with-the-energy-of-conflict-trauma-with-dr-mark-umbreit/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/dancing-with-the-energy-of-conflict-trauma-with-dr-mark-umbreit/feed/ 0 <p>Dr. Mark Umbreit is a Professor and founding Director of the Center for Restorative Justice & Peacemaking at the University of Minnesota, School of Social Work. He serves as a Visiting Professor at the Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee. Dr. Umbreit has also served as a Fellow of the International Centre for Healing and the […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/dancing-with-the-energy-of-conflict-trauma-with-dr-mark-umbreit/">Dancing With The Energy of Conflict & Trauma With Dr. Mark Umbreit</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Dr. Mark Umbreit is a Professor and founding Director of the Center for Restorative Justice & Peacemaking at the University of Minnesota, School of Social Work.
He serves as a Visiting Professor at the Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee. Dr. Umbreit has also served as a Fellow of the International Centre for Healing and the Law, and a Fellow of the Center for Contemplative Practice in Society. He is an internationally recognized practitioner and scholar with more than 40 years of experience as a mediator, peacemaker, trainer, teacher, researcher, and author of eight books and more than 200 other publications in the fields of restorative justice, mediation, spirituality, forgiveness, and peacemaking. Dr. Umbreit has conducted training seminars and lectures throughout the world, in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Mideast, and North and South America. Mark has been a consultant and trainer for the U.S. Department of Justice for the past 30 years. Dr. Umbreit also serves on the faculty of the Center for Spirituality & Healing in the Academic Health Center at the University of Minnesota, teaching courses on Peacemaking & Spirituality, and Forgiveness & Healing.

As a practitioner, he facilitates peace-building circles in the community between members of diverse cultures and restorative dialogues between family survivors of homicide and the offender in their quest for healing and strength. Mark initiated the first Palestinian-Jewish dialogue group in the Minneapolis/St. Paul community, as well as a Muslim Restorative Justice Engagement Project in the Twin Cities and beyond. He is working with colleagues in Northern Ireland, Italy, Liberia, and Israel/Palestine on peace building initiatives. He has helped establish restorative justice programs in hundreds of communities, including in nearly every state of the U.S. and numerous other countries. Dr. Umbreit's multi-site and multi-national research has contributed significantly to restorative justice policy development in the U.S. and other countries, as well as providing resource materials and guidance to practitioners. Mark is currently working as a Senior International Consultant with the United Nations Development Program and the Ministry of Justice in Turkey to support their legislative efforts to implement victim offender mediation throughout the country.

When it was first introduced, the restorative justice movement was met with widespread resistance and skepticism. Now, more than twenty-five years later, the movement has flourished and continues to make great strides in reforming the traditional justice system. Today the restorative justice movement is endorsed by many former skeptics.

-Excerpt from the Introduction to The Handbook of Victim Offender Mediation by Dr. Mark Umbreit

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Dr. Mark Umbreit is a Professor and founding Director of the Center for Restorative Justice & Peacemaking at the University of Minnesota, School of Social Work. He serves as a Visiting Professor at the Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee. Dr. Dr. Mark Umbreit is a Professor and founding Director of the Center for Restorative Justice & Peacemaking at the University of Minnesota, School of Social Work. He serves as a Visiting Professor at the Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee. Dr. Umbreit has also served as a Fellow of the International Centre for Healing and the […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean
Lorraine Stutzman Amstutz https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/lorraine-stutzman-amstutz/ Thu, 09 May 2013 23:33:10 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=337 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/lorraine-stutzman-amstutz/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/lorraine-stutzman-amstutz/feed/ 0 <p>Lorraine Stutzman Amstutz is the co-director of the Office on Crime and Justice for Mennonite Central Committee. She serves as consultant and trainer for restorative justice programs having a victim offender mediation component. She has worked in the field of victim offender mediation since 1984. She is faculty during the Summer Peacebuilding Institute's internationally-attended courses […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/lorraine-stutzman-amstutz/">Lorraine Stutzman Amstutz</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Lorraine Stutzman Amstutz is the co-director of the Office on Crime and Justice for Mennonite Central Committee.

She serves as consultant and trainer for restorative justice programs having a victim offender mediation component.

She has worked in the field of victim offender mediation since 1984. She is faculty during the Summer Peacebuilding Institute's internationally-attended courses annually.

She has co-authored a curriculum entitled "Victim Offender Conferencing in Pennsylvania's Juvenile Justice System", The Little Book of Restorative Discipline for Schools, and is the author of The Little Book of Victim Offender Conferencing.

She also co-authored with Howard Zehr, pictured above together and with their book What Will Happen To Me which is a portrait of children who have at least one parent incarcerated.

She received her BS in social work from Eastern Mennonite University, where in 2002 she was awarded the Distinguished Service Award. She holds a master of social work from Marywood University.

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Lorraine Stutzman Amstutz is the co-director of the Office on Crime and Justice for Mennonite Central Committee. She serves as consultant and trainer for restorative justice programs having a victim offender mediation component. Lorraine Stutzman Amstutz is the co-director of the Office on Crime and Justice for Mennonite Central Committee. She serves as consultant and trainer for restorative justice programs having a victim offender mediation component. She has worked in the field of victim offender mediation since 1984. She is faculty during the Summer Peacebuilding Institute's internationally-attended courses […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 1:05:40
Alan Huffman - Author of HERE I AM https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/alan-huffman-author-of-here-i-am/ Thu, 25 Apr 2013 23:31:23 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=334 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/alan-huffman-author-of-here-i-am/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/alan-huffman-author-of-here-i-am/feed/ 0 <p>Alan Huffman is the author of Here I Am , a biography of humanitarian, artist, war photographer, and world citizen as well as Co-Director of the Oscar-nominated Restrepo (with author and journalist Sebastian Junger), Tim Hetherington. Huffman's powerful recounting of Hetherington's profound life and tragic death is the topic of this evening's special edition of Restorative […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/alan-huffman-author-of-here-i-am/">Alan Huffman - Author of HERE I AM</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Alan Huffman is the author of Here I Am , a biography of humanitarian, artist, war photographer, and world citizen as well as Co-Director of the Oscar-nominated
Restrepo (with author and journalist Sebastian Junger), Tim Hetherington.

Huffman's powerful recounting of Hetherington's profound life and tragic death is the topic of this evening's special edition of Restorative Justice on The Rise and we'll explore this extraordinary man's philosophies, the book's journey,

Huffman's insights and unpack some of the difficult questions about our world amidst seemingly endless war and multiple and distinctly coinciding cultural realities. It is an honor to host Mr. Huffman and we have webcast space for those wishing to join in via the worldwide web.

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Alan Huffman is the author of Here I Am , a biography of humanitarian, artist, war photographer, and world citizen as well as Co-Director of the Oscar-nominated Restrepo (with author and journalist Sebastian Junger), Tim Hetherington. Alan Huffman is the author of Here I Am , a biography of humanitarian, artist, war photographer, and world citizen as well as Co-Director of the Oscar-nominated Restrepo (with author and journalist Sebastian Junger), Tim Hetherington. Huffman's powerful recounting of Hetherington's profound life and tragic death is the topic of this evening's special edition of Restorative […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean
Kathy Kelly, Nobel Nominee and Founder, Voices for Creative NonViolence https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/kathy-kelly-nobel-nominee-and-founder-voices-for-creative-nonviolence/ Thu, 18 Apr 2013 23:28:06 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=330 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/kathy-kelly-nobel-nominee-and-founder-voices-for-creative-nonviolence/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/kathy-kelly-nobel-nominee-and-founder-voices-for-creative-nonviolence/feed/ 0 <p>Kathy Kelly co-coordinates Voices for Creative Nonviolence, (www.vcnv.org) a campaign to end U.S. military and economic warfare. During each of nine recent trips to Afghanistan, Kathy Kelly, as an invited guest of the Afghan Peace Volunteers, has lived alongside ordinary Afghan people in a working class neighborhood in Kabul. She and her companions in Voices […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/kathy-kelly-nobel-nominee-and-founder-voices-for-creative-nonviolence/">Kathy Kelly, Nobel Nominee and Founder, Voices for Creative NonViolence</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Kathy Kelly co-coordinates Voices for Creative Nonviolence, (www.vcnv.org) a campaign to end U.S. military and economic warfare.

During each of nine recent trips to Afghanistan, Kathy Kelly, as an invited guest of the Afghan Peace Volunteers, has lived alongside ordinary Afghan people in a working class neighborhood in Kabul. She and her companions in Voices for Creative Nonviolence believe that "where you stand determines what you see."

They are resolved not to let war sever the bonds of friendship between them and Afghan people whom they've grown to know through successive delegations. Kelly and her companions insist that the U.S. is not waging a "humanitarian war" in Afghanistan.

Kelly has also joined with activists in various regions of the country to protest drone warfare by holding demonstrations outside of U.S. military bases in Nevada, upstate New York, and, most recently, at Whiteman Air Force base in Missouri.

From 1996 - 2003, Voices activists formed 70 delegations that openly defied economic sanctions by bringing medicines to children and families in Iraq. Kathy and her companions lived in Baghdad throughout the 2003 "Shock and Awe" bombing. They have also lived alongside people during warfare in Gaza, Lebanon, Bosnia and Nicaragua.

She was sentenced to one year in federal prison for planting corn on nuclear missile silo sites (1988-89) and spent three months in prison, in 2004, for crossing the line at

Fort Benning's military training school. As a war tax refuser, she has refused payment of all forms of federal income tax since 1980.
For more information visit: http://vcnv.org/speaker-bio/kathy-kelly

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Kathy Kelly co-coordinates Voices for Creative Nonviolence, (www.vcnv.org) a campaign to end U.S. military and economic warfare. During each of nine recent trips to Afghanistan, Kathy Kelly, as an invited guest of the Afghan Peace Volunteers, Kathy Kelly co-coordinates Voices for Creative Nonviolence, (www.vcnv.org) a campaign to end U.S. military and economic warfare. During each of nine recent trips to Afghanistan, Kathy Kelly, as an invited guest of the Afghan Peace Volunteers, has lived alongside ordinary Afghan people in a working class neighborhood in Kabul. She and her companions in Voices […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 1:06:52
Sunny Schwartz https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/sunny-schwartz-2/ Thu, 11 Apr 2013 23:26:40 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=327 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/sunny-schwartz-2/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/sunny-schwartz-2/feed/ 0 <p>Author of Dreams from the Monster Factory: A Tale of Prison, Redemption and One Woman's Fight to Restore Justice to All and founder of RSVP (Resolve to Stop the Violence Project) A nationally recognized expert in criminal justice reform with 30 years of frontline experience as a lawyer, advocate and consultant, Sunny Schwartz has spent […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/sunny-schwartz-2/">Sunny Schwartz</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Author of Dreams from the Monster Factory: A Tale of Prison, Redemption and One Woman's Fight to Restore Justice to All and founder of RSVP (Resolve to Stop the Violence Project)

A nationally recognized expert in criminal justice reform with 30 years of frontline experience as a lawyer, advocate and consultant, Sunny Schwartz has spent her career navigating all levels of the system and pioneering new policy initiatives for prisoner's programs, as well as alternatives to incarceration. She is the author of Dreams from the Monster Factory, Hard cover Published 2009, Paperback version published 2010, which gives a comprehensive insider's perspective on America's failing prison system and recounts her own real-world implementation of a targeted strategy that both saves taxpayers' money and dramatically reduces recidivism.

Sunny directs the design and operation of prisoner programs in six county jails. During her tenure, she has made significant changes to traditional incarceration operations, transitioning from an ineffectual system rooted in idling and "downtime" to one that requires inmates to participate in educational, vocational and therapeutic programs 10 hours a day, five days a week. The specific goals of these programs are to facilitate successful reentry into society in a way that addresses the gaps and shortcomings of the old system (and to decrease further victimization on individuals and our community as a whole.)

Sunny also designed and established the Resolve To Stop the Violence Project (RSVP). A nationally renowned, award-winning restorative justice program, RSVP unites diverse community organizations and individuals to collaborate on the first-in-the nation correctional program offering services to everyone harmed by violence: victims, offenders, and communities, alike. As part of the program, Schwartz chartered a citywide Survivor Restoration Advisory Committee, comprised of representatives from local government agencies, non-profit organizations and the interfaith community. Her efforts to reform the criminal justice system and minimize crime through RSVP have been featured on national television, with appearances on the Discovery Channel, PBS, Larry King Live and the Oprah Winfrey Show. Her program is currently being examined for replication in various cities throughout the United States, as well as in New Zealand, Poland and Singapore. In July of 2004, RSVP was the recipient of the prestigious "Oscar's in Government" Innovations in Government Award, sponsored by the Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University and the Ash Institute.

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Author of Dreams from the Monster Factory: A Tale of Prison, Redemption and One Woman's Fight to Restore Justice to All and founder of RSVP (Resolve to Stop the Violence Project) A nationally recognized expert in criminal justice reform with 30 years o... Author of Dreams from the Monster Factory: A Tale of Prison, Redemption and One Woman's Fight to Restore Justice to All and founder of RSVP (Resolve to Stop the Violence Project) A nationally recognized expert in criminal justice reform with 30 years of frontline experience as a lawyer, advocate and consultant, Sunny Schwartz has spent […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 1:07:01
Diane Pendola of the LITUPP Prison Project (CA) https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/diane-pendola-of-the-litupp-prison-project-ca/ Thu, 04 Apr 2013 23:24:07 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=322 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/diane-pendola-of-the-litupp-prison-project-ca/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/diane-pendola-of-the-litupp-prison-project-ca/feed/ 0 <p>Diane Pendola has been a contemplative presence in county jails and prisons since 1986 when she completed her Masters degree in theology. She was deeply influenced by feminist and liberation theologies, with their emphasis on giving voice to the voiceless and bringing the disenfranchised in from the margins to the very center of authentic spiritual […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/diane-pendola-of-the-litupp-prison-project-ca/">Diane Pendola of the LITUPP Prison Project (CA)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Diane Pendola has been a contemplative presence in county jails and prisons since 1986 when she completed her Masters degree in theology. She was deeply influenced by feminist and liberation theologies, with their emphasis on giving voice to the voiceless and bringing the disenfranchised in from the margins to the very center of authentic spiritual life. She also had the great good fortune of being the student of the pre-eminent inter-cultural philosopher, Raimon Panikkar. Through Panikkar she became grounded in a deep respect for dialogue as an open and engaged listening to the perceived "other" as a path to spiritual growth and conversion, not of the other, but of oneself.

Currently, Diane is the Director and Co-founder of Skyline Harvest. Skyline's projects include retreats and workshops at their Eco-contemplative Center, and out-reach through The Lioness Tale Prison Project, called LiT-uPP From the Inside Out. LiT-uPP awakens the inner freedom of women serving long term prison sentences, giving purpose to their lives, and lighting up the prison where they live from the inside out.

This spring Skyline is launching The Compassionate Leaders Program, designed to prepare leaders from across the planet to carry the in-prison program into their countries' jails, prisons and juvenile facilities.

Diane knows all things are possible through the Love that resides at the center of our expanding universe and at the center of our human hearts.

www.econcontemplative.org

www.thelionesstale.com

skyline@gotsky.com

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Diane Pendola has been a contemplative presence in county jails and prisons since 1986 when she completed her Masters degree in theology. She was deeply influenced by feminist and liberation theologies, with their emphasis on giving voice to the voicel... Diane Pendola has been a contemplative presence in county jails and prisons since 1986 when she completed her Masters degree in theology. She was deeply influenced by feminist and liberation theologies, with their emphasis on giving voice to the voiceless and bringing the disenfranchised in from the margins to the very center of authentic spiritual […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean
Rep. Pete Lee (D-CO) https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/rep-pete-lee-d-co/ Wed, 03 Apr 2013 23:24:50 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=325 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/rep-pete-lee-d-co/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/rep-pete-lee-d-co/feed/ 0 <p>The Peace Alliance is mobilizing its statewide networks to support the passage of HB 13-1254, a bill championed by Rep. Pete Lee that will open the channels for the "Restorative Justice Pilot Project", to be focused on two new RJ programs in the 10th and 19th Judicial Districts in CO, and that will further along […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/rep-pete-lee-d-co/">Rep. Pete Lee (D-CO)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

The Peace Alliance is mobilizing its statewide networks to support the passage of HB 13-1254, a bill championed by Rep. Pete Lee that will open the channels for the "Restorative Justice Pilot Project", to be focused on two new RJ programs in the 10th and 19th Judicial Districts in CO, and that will further along the efforts to model a juvenile system in Colorado after the highly successful model in motion for over a decade in New Zealand.

Your support and networking of this bill is critical to its passage, as it is up for vote in mid-April.

Major support for the bill comes from the State Restorative Justice Council and working programs such as the Longmont Community Justice Partnership, one of Colorado's leading RJ programs offering Law Enforcement, Schools, and Community systems that have a proven track record in significantly reducing recidivism and saving the State a massive amount of money by diverting incarceration.

The bill is also supported by a network of Law Enforcement officials who actively speak as advocates for Restorative practices, such as Officer Greg Ruprecht of the Longmont Police Department.

The bill is up for vote mid-April, and its passage depends on mobilizing the power of our local and state networks to take actions

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The Peace Alliance is mobilizing its statewide networks to support the passage of HB 13-1254, a bill championed by Rep. Pete Lee that will open the channels for the "Restorative Justice Pilot Project", to be focused on two new RJ programs in the 10th a... The Peace Alliance is mobilizing its statewide networks to support the passage of HB 13-1254, a bill championed by Rep. Pete Lee that will open the channels for the "Restorative Justice Pilot Project", to be focused on two new RJ programs in the 10th and 19th Judicial Districts in CO, and that will further along […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 1:05:21
Dr. Howard Zehr, Grandfather of the Modern Field of Restorative Justice. https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/dr-howard-zehr-grandfather-of-the-modern-field-of-restorative-justice/ Thu, 28 Mar 2013 23:20:53 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=319 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/dr-howard-zehr-grandfather-of-the-modern-field-of-restorative-justice/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/dr-howard-zehr-grandfather-of-the-modern-field-of-restorative-justice/feed/ 0 <p>About Dr. Zehr: Widely known as "the grandfather of restorative justice," Zehr began as a practitioner and theorist in restorative justice in the late 1970s at the foundational stage of the field. Zehr continues in this third decade to deepen the principles of restorative justice and grow its practice worldwide. He has led hundreds of […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/dr-howard-zehr-grandfather-of-the-modern-field-of-restorative-justice/">Dr. Howard Zehr, Grandfather of the Modern Field of Restorative Justice.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

About Dr. Zehr:
Widely known as "the grandfather of restorative justice," Zehr began as a practitioner and theorist in restorative justice in the late 1970s at the foundational stage of the field. Zehr continues in this third decade to deepen the principles of restorative justice and grow its practice worldwide. He has led hundreds of events in some 25 countries and 35 states, including trainings and consultations on restorative justice, victim-offender conferencing, judicial reform, and other criminal justice matters. His impact has been especially significant in the United States, Brazil, Japan, Jamaica, Northern Ireland, Britain, the Ukraine, and New Zealand, a country that has restructured its juvenile justice system into a family-focused, restorative approach, causing a dramatic drop in youth crime.

A prolific writer and editor, speaker, educator, and photojournalist, Zehr actively mentors other leaders in the field. More than 1,000 people have taken Zehr-taught courses and intensive workshops in restorative justice, many of whom lead their own restorative justice-focused organizations. Zehr was an early advocate of making the needs of victims central to the practice of restorative justice. A core theme in his work is respect for the dignity of all peoples.

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About Dr. Zehr: Widely known as "the grandfather of restorative justice," Zehr began as a practitioner and theorist in restorative justice in the late 1970s at the foundational stage of the field. Zehr continues in this third decade to deepen the princ... About Dr. Zehr: Widely known as "the grandfather of restorative justice," Zehr began as a practitioner and theorist in restorative justice in the late 1970s at the foundational stage of the field. Zehr continues in this third decade to deepen the principles of restorative justice and grow its practice worldwide. He has led hundreds of […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 1:03:52
Evelyn Zellerer, Ph.D of Peace of The Circle and RJ4All https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/evelyn-zellerer-ph-d-of-peace-of-the-circle-and-rj4all/ Thu, 21 Mar 2013 23:19:21 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=316 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/evelyn-zellerer-ph-d-of-peace-of-the-circle-and-rj4all/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/evelyn-zellerer-ph-d-of-peace-of-the-circle-and-rj4all/feed/ 0 <p>Evelyn Zellerer, Ph.D. criminology, is a facilitator, trainer and speaker specializing in restorative justice, peacemaking circles, and conscious governance. Dr. Zellerer is founder and director of Peace of the Circle - an international organization that works with government, justice agencies, businesses, non-profits, schools and communities. Over the past 20 years, Evelyn has taught and led […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/evelyn-zellerer-ph-d-of-peace-of-the-circle-and-rj4all/">Evelyn Zellerer, Ph.D of Peace of The Circle and RJ4All</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Evelyn Zellerer, Ph.D. criminology, is a facilitator, trainer and speaker specializing in restorative justice, peacemaking circles, and conscious governance.

Dr. Zellerer is founder and director of Peace of the Circle - an international organization that works with government, justice agencies, businesses, non-profits, schools and communities.

Over the past 20 years, Evelyn has taught and led projects in diverse cultural contexts, including the Arctic, southern USA, Caribbean, South Africa, Australia and the former Soviet Union.

Evelyn is also a professor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

She is the author of numerous journal articles and book chapters, and is also now a blogger!

For more information, visit www.peaceofthecircle.com.

Also check out RJ4ALL, a new resource web hub for international educators, academics, and for all things Restorative Justice.

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Evelyn Zellerer, Ph.D. criminology, is a facilitator, trainer and speaker specializing in restorative justice, peacemaking circles, and conscious governance. Dr. Zellerer is founder and director of Peace of the Circle - an international organization th... Evelyn Zellerer, Ph.D. criminology, is a facilitator, trainer and speaker specializing in restorative justice, peacemaking circles, and conscious governance. Dr. Zellerer is founder and director of Peace of the Circle - an international organization that works with government, justice agencies, businesses, non-profits, schools and communities. Over the past 20 years, Evelyn has taught and led […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean
Officer Greg Ruprecht https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/officer-greg-ruprecht/ Thu, 07 Mar 2013 23:15:50 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=310 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/officer-greg-ruprecht/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/officer-greg-ruprecht/feed/ 0 <p>Officer Greg Ruprecht had initial doubts (Click Here or on above image to view video) about Restorative justice. He had a powerful transformation of his belief in RJ as he watched it in motion within the police department' systems. We are delighted to host Greg and look forward to exploring his experiences and the statistics […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/officer-greg-ruprecht/">Officer Greg Ruprecht</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Officer Greg Ruprecht had initial doubts (Click Here or on above image to view video) about Restorative justice. He had a powerful transformation of his belief in RJ as he watched it in motion within the police department' systems. We are delighted to host Greg and look forward to exploring his experiences and the statistics he's seen in motion over the arc of the years LPD has implemented RJ. Watch this poignant interview with him thanks to the Longmont Community Justice Partnership of Longmont, CO.

He is a Master Police Officer (MPO) with a municipal Colorado police department, has 11 years police experience and currently serves as a Patrol Officer. MPO Ruprecht's current duties also include service as a department firearms instructor and "Play It Safe Program" elementary school presenter. MPO Ruprecht has previous experience as a SWAT Tactical Team Officer, SWAT Sniper, and Gang and Crime Suppression Unit Officer. MPO Ruprecht is a veteran of the U.S. Army.

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Officer Greg Ruprecht had initial doubts (Click Here or on above image to view video) about Restorative justice. He had a powerful transformation of his belief in RJ as he watched it in motion within the police department' systems. Officer Greg Ruprecht had initial doubts (Click Here or on above image to view video) about Restorative justice. He had a powerful transformation of his belief in RJ as he watched it in motion within the police department' systems. We are delighted to host Greg and look forward to exploring his experiences and the statistics […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 1:02:21
Jesse Lava, Campaign Director-Beyond Bars https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/jesse-lava-campaign-director-beyond-bars/ Thu, 28 Feb 2013 23:17:52 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=313 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/jesse-lava-campaign-director-beyond-bars/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/jesse-lava-campaign-director-beyond-bars/feed/ 0 <p>Jesse conceptualized and runs the Beyond Bars campaign to curb mass incarceration. His work includes strategic planning, producing videos, writing articles, and forging partnerships with groups working to make a positive difference in this field. Previously a political campaign staffer and communications strategist for progressive causes, his work has covered an array of policy areas […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/jesse-lava-campaign-director-beyond-bars/">Jesse Lava, Campaign Director-Beyond Bars</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Jesse conceptualized and runs the Beyond Bars campaign to curb mass incarceration.

His work includes strategic planning, producing videos, writing articles, and forging partnerships with groups working to make a positive difference in this field.

Previously a political campaign staffer and communications strategist for progressive causes, his work has covered an array of policy areas including climate change, campaign finance, drug treatment, and funding for social services.

Jesse was also the founding director of Faithful Democrats, a group that worked to reclaim the national values debate from the Religious Right.

He has a master's in public policy from Harvard and a bachelor's in government from Wesleyan University.

You can contact him at jesse [at] bravenewfoundation [dot] org.

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Jesse conceptualized and runs the Beyond Bars campaign to curb mass incarceration. His work includes strategic planning, producing videos, writing articles, and forging partnerships with groups working to make a positive difference in this field. Jesse conceptualized and runs the Beyond Bars campaign to curb mass incarceration. His work includes strategic planning, producing videos, writing articles, and forging partnerships with groups working to make a positive difference in this field. Previously a political campaign staffer and communications strategist for progressive causes, his work has covered an array of policy areas […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 1:01:14
Sequoyah Trueblood https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/sequoyah-trueblood/ Thu, 21 Feb 2013 23:15:26 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=307 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/sequoyah-trueblood/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/sequoyah-trueblood/feed/ 0 <p>Choctaw Sequoyah Trueblood shares Indigenous Perspectives of Restorative Justice Sequoyah Trueblood (enrolled with the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma) has contributed selflessly for many years in Canada, and the United States, and around the world as a role model for healthy leadership, bringing peace and joy to the hearts of many. As a pipe carrier and […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/sequoyah-trueblood/">Sequoyah Trueblood</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Choctaw Sequoyah Trueblood shares Indigenous Perspectives of Restorative Justice

Sequoyah Trueblood (enrolled with the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma) has contributed selflessly for many years in Canada, and the United States, and around the world as a role model for healthy leadership, bringing peace and joy to the hearts of many. As a pipe carrier and messenger of peace and with an "off the grid" style in his work he offers something most have never experienced: the genuine guidance of a supportive, profoundly inspired and diversely experienced Elder. His consistent ability to touch wounded hearts and sooth troubled minds with compassion and wisdom has endeared Sequoyah to both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people alike. He has a varied background in leadership capacities within Indigenous peoples contexts as well as Western institutions including the U.S. Army, World Bank, Institute of Noetic Sciences, Harvard University Program for Extraordinary Experience Research, and Correction Facilities across North America. Paramount in his work is always placing the needs of the young people first. Currently he spends most of his summers living from the Kankurwa Medicine Lodge (Place of Peace) at Cross River Wilderness Centre in the Kootenay Mountains of British Columbia.

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Choctaw Sequoyah Trueblood shares Indigenous Perspectives of Restorative Justice Sequoyah Trueblood (enrolled with the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma) has contributed selflessly for many years in Canada, and the United States, Choctaw Sequoyah Trueblood shares Indigenous Perspectives of Restorative Justice Sequoyah Trueblood (enrolled with the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma) has contributed selflessly for many years in Canada, and the United States, and around the world as a role model for healthy leadership, bringing peace and joy to the hearts of many. As a pipe carrier and […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean
Therese Bartholomew https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/therese-bartholomew/ Thu, 14 Feb 2013 23:11:17 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=304 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/therese-bartholomew/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/therese-bartholomew/feed/ 0 <p>Tonight's weekly edition of Restorative Justice on The Rise features a courageous advocate for RJ, Therese Bartholomew, Director of The Final Gift and of the Restorative Justice Initiative. Her brother, Steve, was murdered a decade ago and she openly shares via the film, and her life, the journey she has taken in the aftermath of […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/therese-bartholomew/">Therese Bartholomew</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Tonight's weekly edition of Restorative Justice on The Rise features a courageous advocate for RJ, Therese Bartholomew, Director of The Final Gift and of the Restorative Justice Initiative.

Her brother, Steve, was murdered a decade ago and she openly shares via the film, and her life, the journey she has taken in the aftermath of her brother's death

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Tonight's weekly edition of Restorative Justice on The Rise features a courageous advocate for RJ, Therese Bartholomew, Director of The Final Gift and of the Restorative Justice Initiative. Her brother, Steve, Tonight's weekly edition of Restorative Justice on The Rise features a courageous advocate for RJ, Therese Bartholomew, Director of The Final Gift and of the Restorative Justice Initiative. Her brother, Steve, was murdered a decade ago and she openly shares via the film, and her life, the journey she has taken in the aftermath of […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean
Pat McCabe https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/pat-mccabe/ Thu, 31 Jan 2013 23:09:27 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=301 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/pat-mccabe/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/pat-mccabe/feed/ 0 <p>Pat McCabe, known as Woman Stands Shining, is an artist, writer, ceremonial leader and international speaker. She is a voice for global peace and her paintings are created as tools for individual, earth, and global healing. She has appeared in two documentary films: SEEDing Change and Journeying to Turtle Island and has presented at the International Healing […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/pat-mccabe/">Pat McCabe</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Pat McCabe, known as Woman Stands Shining, is an artist, writer, ceremonial leader and international speaker.

She is a voice for global peace and her paintings are created as tools for individual, earth, and global healing.

She has appeared in two documentary films: SEEDing Change and Journeying to Turtle Island and has presented at the International Healing Conference in Bali.

She lives in Taos, NM

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Pat McCabe, known as Woman Stands Shining, is an artist, writer, ceremonial leader and international speaker. She is a voice for global peace and her paintings are created as tools for individual, earth, and global healing. Pat McCabe, known as Woman Stands Shining, is an artist, writer, ceremonial leader and international speaker. She is a voice for global peace and her paintings are created as tools for individual, earth, and global healing. She has appeared in two documentary films: SEEDing Change and Journeying to Turtle Island and has presented at the International Healing […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean
Grandmother Mona Polacca https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/grandmother-mona-polacca/ Thu, 17 Jan 2013 23:07:17 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=298 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/grandmother-mona-polacca/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/grandmother-mona-polacca/feed/ 0 <p>Grandmother Mona Polacca, a Hopi/Havasupai/Tewa elder, has a Master of Social Work degree. She serves on several United Nations committees on indigenous people's issues and is a featured author, speaker, and educator on indigenous people's human rights, aging, mental health, addiction, and violence. She is also the President/CEO and faculty of the Turtle Island Project, […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/grandmother-mona-polacca/">Grandmother Mona Polacca</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Grandmother Mona Polacca, a Hopi/Havasupai/Tewa elder, has a Master of Social Work degree.

She serves on several United Nations committees on indigenous people's issues and is a featured author, speaker, and educator on indigenous people's human rights, aging, mental health, addiction, and violence.

She is also the President/CEO and faculty of the Turtle Island Project, a non-profit program that promotes a vision of wellness by providing trans-cultural training to individuals, families, and healthcare professionals.

Grandmother Mona is one of the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers, an extraordinary group of elders from around the world sharing prayers for healing and peace.

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Grandmother Mona Polacca, a Hopi/Havasupai/Tewa elder, has a Master of Social Work degree. She serves on several United Nations committees on indigenous people's issues and is a featured author, speaker, and educator on indigenous people's human rights... Grandmother Mona Polacca, a Hopi/Havasupai/Tewa elder, has a Master of Social Work degree. She serves on several United Nations committees on indigenous people's issues and is a featured author, speaker, and educator on indigenous people's human rights, aging, mental health, addiction, and violence. She is also the President/CEO and faculty of the Turtle Island Project, […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 1:04:33
Kim Workman https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/kim-workman/ Thu, 10 Jan 2013 23:04:46 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=295 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/kim-workman/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/kim-workman/feed/ 0 <p>Kim Workman (of Ngati Kahungunu and Rangitaane descent) is a retired public servant, whose career spans roles in the Police, the Office of the Ombudsman, State Services Commission, Department of Maori Affairs, and Ministry of Health. He was Head of the Prison Service from 1989 - 1993. He is a graduate of Massey University, and […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/kim-workman/">Kim Workman</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Kim Workman (of Ngati Kahungunu and Rangitaane descent) is a retired public servant, whose career spans roles in the Police, the Office of the Ombudsman, State Services Commission, Department of Maori Affairs, and Ministry of Health.

He was Head of the Prison Service from 1989 - 1993.

He is a graduate of Massey University, and has completed post-graduate study at the University of Southern California, and Stanford University.

He is currently a Senior Associate of the Institute of Policy Studies, Victoria University, and completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Religious Studies in 2011.

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Kim Workman (of Ngati Kahungunu and Rangitaane descent) is a retired public servant, whose career spans roles in the Police, the Office of the Ombudsman, State Services Commission, Department of Maori Affairs, and Ministry of Health. Kim Workman (of Ngati Kahungunu and Rangitaane descent) is a retired public servant, whose career spans roles in the Police, the Office of the Ombudsman, State Services Commission, Department of Maori Affairs, and Ministry of Health. He was Head of the Prison Service from 1989 - 1993. He is a graduate of Massey University, and […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 1:05:30
Johan Galtung https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/johan-galtung-2/ Sun, 06 Jan 2013 22:49:30 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=292 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/johan-galtung-2/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/johan-galtung-2/feed/ 0 <p>Johan Galtung, Global Pioneer of the Modern Peacebuilding Movement and Founder of TRANSCEND Mr. Galtung is one of the leading and founding pioneers of Peace and Conflict Resolution Academic programs worldwide. He is referenced and honored across the board in Peace Studies and the ensuing movements over the past 5 decades. He will join us […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/johan-galtung-2/">Johan Galtung</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Johan Galtung, Global Pioneer of the Modern Peacebuilding Movement and Founder of TRANSCEND

Mr. Galtung is one of the leading and founding pioneers of Peace and Conflict Resolution Academic programs worldwide.

He is referenced and honored across the board in Peace Studies and the ensuing movements over the past 5 decades.

He will join us to open a month of honoring Indigenous practices and views of Restorative justice.

 

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Johan Galtung, Global Pioneer of the Modern Peacebuilding Movement and Founder of TRANSCEND Mr. Galtung is one of the leading and founding pioneers of Peace and Conflict Resolution Academic programs worldwide. Johan Galtung, Global Pioneer of the Modern Peacebuilding Movement and Founder of TRANSCEND Mr. Galtung is one of the leading and founding pioneers of Peace and Conflict Resolution Academic programs worldwide. He is referenced and honored across the board in Peace Studies and the ensuing movements over the past 5 decades. He will join us […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 1:04:09
Steve Korr of IIRP https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/steve-korr-of-iirp/ Wed, 19 Dec 2012 16:11:05 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=632 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/steve-korr-of-iirp/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/steve-korr-of-iirp/feed/ 0 <p>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 […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/steve-korr-of-iirp/">Steve Korr of IIRP</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

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 draws upon these experiences to instruct others in restorative practices.

Steve has extensive experience in the fields of mental health, drug and alcohol treatment, outpatient counseling and alternative education. He has also consulted with numerous leaders within faith-based organizations to facilitate restorative interventions for families dealing with the strain of an addicted family member.

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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 co... 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 […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean
Margot Van Sluytman https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/margot-van-sluytman/ Thu, 13 Dec 2012 16:09:54 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=629 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/margot-van-sluytman/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/margot-van-sluytman/feed/ 0 <p>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 […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/margot-van-sluytman/">Margot Van Sluytman</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

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 are connected to shifting oft-times limited and limiting understanding of what living justice means.

Her most recent book, Sawbonna: I See You is a real life restorative justice story--her story of life from murder to meaning. It has garnered praise from Sr. Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking, with whom Margot shared the stage in the both Kansas and Cleveland. And for which
Howard Zehr, PhD has written the Foreword.

Margot believes that one story can and does save and honour life.

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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 m... 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 […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean
Lynette Parker of Prison Fellowship International and Restorative Justice Online https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/lynette-parker-of-prison-fellowship-international-and-restorative-justice-online/ Thu, 06 Dec 2012 16:08:50 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=626 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/lynette-parker-of-prison-fellowship-international-and-restorative-justice-online/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/lynette-parker-of-prison-fellowship-international-and-restorative-justice-online/feed/ 0 <p>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 […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/lynette-parker-of-prison-fellowship-international-and-restorative-justice-online/">Lynette Parker of Prison Fellowship International and Restorative Justice Online</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

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 conferencing facilitator for the Piedmont Dispute Resolution Centre in Warrenton, Virginia.

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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 over... 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 […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean
DEB WITZEL https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/deb-witzel/ Thu, 29 Nov 2012 16:07:03 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=623 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/deb-witzel/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/deb-witzel/feed/ 0 <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/deb-witzel/">DEB WITZEL</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Executive Administrator for the Colorado Restorative Justice Coalition (Colorado)

Deb currently is the State of Colorado Restorative Justice Coalition’s Administrative Manager (rjcolorado.org)
Deb is also the previous Executive Director the Longmont Community Justice Partnership. They are dedicated to breaking cycles of violence and crime, and promoting civility in schools and communities. In partnership with the Longmont, CO Police Department, Restorative Justice is one of their truly revolutionary and most successful programs. Deb was also instrumental in producing the 2012 Restorative Justice Summit that featured sessions with Restorative Circles’ Dominic Barter, in Denver, August 2012.

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Kris Miner is the Executive Director at St. Croix Valley Restorative Justice Program (SCVRJP) https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/kris-miner-is-the-executive-director-at-st-croix-valley-restorative-justice-program-scvrjp/ Fri, 09 Nov 2012 15:57:43 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=617 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/kris-miner-is-the-executive-director-at-st-croix-valley-restorative-justice-program-scvrjp/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/kris-miner-is-the-executive-director-at-st-croix-valley-restorative-justice-program-scvrjp/feed/ 0 <p>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 […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/kris-miner-is-the-executive-director-at-st-croix-valley-restorative-justice-program-scvrjp/">Kris Miner is the Executive Director at St. Croix Valley Restorative Justice Program (SCVRJP)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

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 support groups, circles, trainings and a guide for grieving families. SCVRJP provides trainings and workshops on Restorative Justice topics. SCVRJP has received local, state and national awards.

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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. 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 […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean
FLEET MAULL - Director of The Prison Mindfulness Institute https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/fleet-maull-director-of-the-prison-mindfulness-institute/ Thu, 25 Oct 2012 15:53:05 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=611 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/fleet-maull-director-of-the-prison-mindfulness-institute/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/fleet-maull-director-of-the-prison-mindfulness-institute/feed/ 0 <p>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 […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/fleet-maull-director-of-the-prison-mindfulness-institute/">FLEET MAULL - Director of The Prison Mindfulness Institute</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

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 programs in over 75 state and federal prisons.

Fleet is an Acharya (senior teacher) in the Shambhala Buddhist Community. He is also a Sensei (Zen teacher) and dharma successor of Roshi Bernie Glassman in the Zen Peacemaker Order and a senior priest in the Soto Zen tradition.

Acharya Maull has written many articles and given numerous interviews on a variety of prison related topics in publications such as the Shambhala Sun, Tricycle, Tikkun, Hospice Journal and Turning Wheel. He has also been a guest on NPR's Fresh Air program and other radio and television programs. His story was included in Roshi Bernie Glassman's book, Bearing Witness . He is the author of Dharma In Hell, the Prison Writings of Fleet Maull and leads prison programs, meditation retreats, chaplaincy and hospice trainings, activist trainings, bearing witness retreats and street retreats throughout the world. He is also the founder and executive director of the Peacemaker Institute and co-founder of the Upaya Chaplaincy Program.

To learn more about Fleet Maull, read: "Prison Monk: Tricycle Interview with Fleet Maull" from Tricycle Magazine, Spring 2004

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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. 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 […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean
SUJATHA BALIGA Director of the Restorative Justice Project https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/sujatha-baliga-director-of-the-restorative-justice-project/ Thu, 11 Oct 2012 15:51:25 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=608 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/sujatha-baliga-director-of-the-restorative-justice-project/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/sujatha-baliga-director-of-the-restorative-justice-project/feed/ 0 <p>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 […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/sujatha-baliga-director-of-the-restorative-justice-project/">SUJATHA BALIGA Director of the Restorative Justice Project</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

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 she used to spearhead a successful restorative juvenile diversion program in Alameda County. Sujatha has served as a consultant to the Stanford Criminal Justice Center for a symposium titled "Rights, Needs, Power: The Victim in Criminal Justice." She has taught restorative justice at the college and law school levels, is a frequent guest lecturer at academic institutions and conferences, and has been a guest on NPR's Talk of the Nation.

She often speaks with groups of incarcerated people about her personal experiences as a survivor of child sexual abuse and her path to forgiveness. Today, Sujatha is the Director of the Restorative Justice Project at the National Council on Crime and Delinquency, where she assists communities in implementing restorative justice alternatives to juvenile detention and zero-tolerance school discipline policies. In her role as Senior Program Specialist, she provides technical assistance to the US Attorney General's Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence.

Sujatha earned her A.B. from Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges, her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, and has held federal clerkships with the Honorable William K. Sessions, III, former Chair of the U.S. Sentencing Commission and with the Honorable Martha Vázquez. Sujatha lives in the Bay Area with her partner of 14 years, Jason, their son, Sathya, and their sweet dog, Django.

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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 ... 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 […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 1:08:57
Restorative practices and bridgebuilding on an individual and community level... https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/restorative-practices-and-bridgebuilding-on-an-individual-and-community-level/ Thu, 04 Oct 2012 15:50:13 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=605 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/restorative-practices-and-bridgebuilding-on-an-individual-and-community-level/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/restorative-practices-and-bridgebuilding-on-an-individual-and-community-level/feed/ 0 <p>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 ?92, BA University of Washington, ?88) is a passionate advocate for justice and facilitator of individual and community healing and empowerment. She practices civil rights and employment law at […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/restorative-practices-and-bridgebuilding-on-an-individual-and-community-level/">Restorative practices and bridgebuilding on an individual and community level...</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

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 ?92, BA University of Washington, ?88) 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. Her litigation successes include substantial trial verdicts and settlements in sexual harassment, disability accommodation and discrimination, gender and race discrimination, retaliation, police and government misconduct. She supports employees through all types of work place disputes, contract negotiations, accommodations and claim reporting procedures. Andrea also facilitates creative solutions and negotiated resolutions to legal and social conflicts. Originally trained in negotiation at Harvard Law School, she now is a certified LR 39.1 mediator, a Restorative Circles practitioner, and an apprentice to Dominic Barter.

More...In her own words and a few resources:

Seattle Times Article
http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2014113565_diazreport03m.html

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/ABPub/2011/02/02/2014113681.pdf

Also, with regard to the healing after the shooting, the work of the JTW project is really important to link to for me. That was another restorative response to the shooting -- a public art project and the totem pole. Check out: http://www.thejtwproject.org/

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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 ?92, BA University of Washington, ?88) is a passionate advocate for justice and facilitator ... 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 ?92, BA University of Washington, ?88) is a passionate advocate for justice and facilitator of individual and community healing and empowerment. She practices civil rights and employment law at […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean
Community Conferencing, Restorative Practices and the power of our grassroots action... https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/community-conferencing-restorative-practices-and-the-power-of-our-grassroots-action/ Wed, 26 Sep 2012 15:47:55 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=602 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/community-conferencing-restorative-practices-and-the-power-of-our-grassroots-action/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/community-conferencing-restorative-practices-and-the-power-of-our-grassroots-action/feed/ 0 <p>with the amazing Lauren Abramson, Founder of the Community Conferencing Center of Baltimore, MD. Lauren Abramson is Founder, Executive Director, Community Conferencing Center and also Assistant Professor, Child Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She is a psychologist who has worked with children and families in communities for the past 25 years. She is the Founder […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/community-conferencing-restorative-practices-and-the-power-of-our-grassroots-action/">Community Conferencing, Restorative Practices and the power of our grassroots action...</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

with the amazing Lauren Abramson,
Founder of the Community Conferencing Center of Baltimore, MD.

Lauren Abramson is Founder, Executive Director, Community Conferencing Center and also Assistant Professor, Child Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She is a psychologist who has worked with children and families in communities for the past 25 years. She is the Founder and Executive Director of the Community Conferencing Center in Baltimore, Maryland and Assistant Professor (part-time) in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Lauren focused attention on Community Conferencing in Baltimore in 1995. She advances conferencing as a means of building social capital and collective efficacy on many levels, including:
• empowering individuals and communities to resolve their own conflicts
• keeping young people out of the criminal justice system, and
• mobilizing the existing untapped human assets in communities.
Lauren publishes articles on both the theoretical and empirical socio-political aspects of conferencing. The work of the Community Conferencing Center is groundbreaking for its multi-sector use of conferencing in highly distressed urban American communities.
Conferencing has helped Lauren learn that: while we can learn about conflict resolution through books and concepts, conflict--and personal--transformation happens through relationships and meaningful emotional experiences.

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with the amazing Lauren Abramson, Founder of the Community Conferencing Center of Baltimore, MD. Lauren Abramson is Founder, Executive Director, Community Conferencing Center and also Assistant Professor, Child Psychiatry, with the amazing Lauren Abramson, Founder of the Community Conferencing Center of Baltimore, MD. Lauren Abramson is Founder, Executive Director, Community Conferencing Center and also Assistant Professor, Child Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She is a psychologist who has worked with children and families in communities for the past 25 years. She is the Founder […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 1:02:50
Dr. Carl Stauffer of Eastern Mennonite University https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/dr-carl-stauffer-of-eastern-mennonite-university/ Wed, 19 Sep 2012 15:46:40 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=599 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/dr-carl-stauffer-of-eastern-mennonite-university/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/dr-carl-stauffer-of-eastern-mennonite-university/feed/ 0 <p>Transitional Justice from a restorative Lens with Dr. Carl Stauffer of Eastern Mennonite University Dr. Carl Stauffer teaches Justice and Development Studies at the Graduate Center for Justice and Peacebuilding, Eastern Mennonite University Harrisonburg, Virginia. DOWNLOAD PDF OF CHAPTER Finding Justice amidst the Rubble: Restorative Interventions in Post-war Contexts Stauffer was born and raised amidst […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/dr-carl-stauffer-of-eastern-mennonite-university/">Dr. Carl Stauffer of Eastern Mennonite University</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Transitional Justice from a restorative Lens

with Dr. Carl Stauffer of Eastern Mennonite University
Dr. Carl Stauffer teaches Justice and Development Studies at the Graduate Center for Justice and Peacebuilding, Eastern Mennonite University Harrisonburg, Virginia.

DOWNLOAD PDF OF CHAPTER
Finding Justice amidst the Rubble: Restorative Interventions in Post-war Contexts

Stauffer was born and raised amidst the war in Vietnam. In 1975, his family fled Vietnam and moved to the Philippines just as the Marcos regime was beginning to crumble. After completing his university education in 1985, Stauffer worked in the Criminal Justice and Substance Abuse fields.

In 1991, Stauffer became the first Executive Director of the Capital Area Victim-Offender Mediation Program in Richmond, Virginia.

In 1994, Stauffer and his family moved to South Africa under the auspices of the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), a faith-based international relief and development agency. In South Africa, Stauffer worked with various transitional justice processes such as the Peace Accords, Community-Police Forums, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Local Community Development structures.

From 2000 to 2009, Stauffer was appointed as the MCC Regional Peace Adviser for the Southern Africa region. His work has taken him to twenty African countries and ten other countries in the Caribbean, Middle East, Europe, and the Balkans.

Stauffer's academic interests focus on narrative studies, restorative/transitional justice, and post-war reconstruction and reconciliation. His research concentrates on the critique of transitional justice from a restorative frame, and the application of hybrid, often parallel indigenous community justice systems.
Stauffer is married to Dr. Carolyn Stauffer who teaches Sociology at EMU, and is the proud father of two university-aged children.

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Transitional Justice from a restorative Lens with Dr. Carl Stauffer of Eastern Mennonite University Dr. Carl Stauffer teaches Justice and Development Studies at the Graduate Center for Justice and Peacebuilding, Transitional Justice from a restorative Lens with Dr. Carl Stauffer of Eastern Mennonite University Dr. Carl Stauffer teaches Justice and Development Studies at the Graduate Center for Justice and Peacebuilding, Eastern Mennonite University Harrisonburg, Virginia. DOWNLOAD PDF OF CHAPTER Finding Justice amidst the Rubble: Restorative Interventions in Post-war Contexts Stauffer was born and raised amidst […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 1:12:54
Prof. Mikhail Lyubansky, Ph.D https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/prof-mikhail-lyubansky-ph-d/ Thu, 13 Sep 2012 15:45:27 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=596 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/prof-mikhail-lyubansky-ph-d/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/prof-mikhail-lyubansky-ph-d/feed/ 0 <p>Mikhail is a member of the teaching faculty in the Department of Psychology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where, among other courses, he teaches an undergraduate course called Psychology of Race and Ethnicity and a graduate-level restorative justice practicum based at a youth detention center. Since 2009, he has been a student and practitioner […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/prof-mikhail-lyubansky-ph-d/">Prof. Mikhail Lyubansky, Ph.D</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Mikhail is a member of the teaching faculty in the Department of Psychology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where, among other courses, he teaches an undergraduate course called Psychology of Race and Ethnicity and a graduate-level restorative justice practicum based at a youth detention center.

Since 2009, he has been a student and practitioner of Restorative Circles, a restorative practice developed in Brazil by Dominic Barter and associates.
Mikhail also writes a blog for Psychology Today called Between the Lines. This blog is primarily about race. The name comes from a DuBois quote: "The problem of the 20th century is the problem of the color-line."

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Mikhail is a member of the teaching faculty in the Department of Psychology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where, among other courses, he teaches an undergraduate course called Psychology of Race and Ethnicity and a graduate-level res... Mikhail is a member of the teaching faculty in the Department of Psychology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where, among other courses, he teaches an undergraduate course called Psychology of Race and Ethnicity and a graduate-level restorative justice practicum based at a youth detention center. Since 2009, he has been a student and practitioner […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean
Michelle Alexander https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/michelle-alexander-2/ Sun, 09 Sep 2012 15:23:56 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=588 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/michelle-alexander-2/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/michelle-alexander-2/feed/ 0 <p>Description: We covered a great deal of ground during this conversation with Michelle sharing background from her internationally acclaimed bestseller The New Jim Crow, personal insights and motivators for her in her work, and her belief that restorative justice provides a powerful solution to many of the problems we currently face. This dialogue is packed […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/michelle-alexander-2/">Michelle Alexander</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Description: We covered a great deal of ground during this conversation with Michelle sharing background from her internationally acclaimed bestseller The New Jim Crow, personal insights and motivators for her in her work, and her belief that restorative justice provides a powerful solution to many of the problems we currently face. This dialogue is packed with stats, facts, and inspiring all the way through.

Brief Bio: Michelle Alexander is an internationally-renowned author and lawyer. Her most recent book, The New Jim Crow, has gained global acclaim for its pinpointing of the very real yet hushed critical issue of racial profiling and mass incarceration. She has been featured in major media worldwide, including Moyers & Company, NPR’s Fresh Air, CNN, and many others.

Quotes/Highlights from Transcript:

“It wasn’t long into that work (with the ACLU Racial Justice Project) that I realized that even I, someone who cared a lot about racial injustice and thought that I knew a lot about our criminal justice system, that I was deeply misguided and in a lot of denial about the way in which our criminal justice system wasn’t just in need of reform but had become the primary vehicle for creating and sustaining racial inequality in our time.” (10:08)

“I think that what I’ve come to see and understand better in recent years is that the American dream is just not real for millions of Americans and its not a matter of not trying.” (15:45)

“It (restorative justice) is definitely not a pipedream. I’m so encouraged by the movement that is growing around restorative and transformative justice. I think that one of the reasons why it’s such a crucial part of the work to end mass incarceration and to break this cycle of caste like systems in America is because it helps provide an answer to, well, if we don’t have prisons, if prisons aren’t the answer then what, what are we going to do about the harms and people affected. I think there is kind of real harm that has to be acknowledged and addressed. People do violate each other’s rights, commit real crimes against each other that cause pain and suffering in our communities.” (55:29)

Open-Source Copy of Transcript:

Michelle’s full bio: http://newjimcrow.com/about-the-author

More about The New Jim Crow: newjimcrow.com

Michelle’s joint interview on Moyers & Company with Bryan Stephenson (jus
t below) of the Equal Justice Institute):
http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/04022010/watch.html

 

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Michael Nagler https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/michael-nagler/ Thu, 06 Sep 2012 15:25:21 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=590 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/michael-nagler/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/michael-nagler/feed/ 0 <p>of the Metta Center for Nonviolence (www.mettacenter.org) , who've just rolled out a stellar and comprehensive Roadmap for Peace.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/michael-nagler/">Michael Nagler</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

of the Metta Center for Nonviolence (www.mettacenter.org) , who've just rolled out a stellar and comprehensive Roadmap for Peace.

roadmap

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of the Metta Center for Nonviolence (www.mettacenter.org) , who've just rolled out a stellar and comprehensive Roadmap for Peace. of the Metta Center for Nonviolence (www.mettacenter.org) , who've just rolled out a stellar and comprehensive Roadmap for Peace. Restorative Justice On The Rise clean
Molly Rowan Leach & James O'Dea host Demeria Parry https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/molly-rowan-leach-james-odea-host-demeria-parry/ Tue, 31 Jul 2012 15:23:08 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=586 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/molly-rowan-leach-james-odea-host-demeria-parry/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/molly-rowan-leach-james-odea-host-demeria-parry/feed/ 0 <p>Peace in the Middle of the Storm_ Inner City Gangs, Rebuilding Peace with Nonviolence</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/molly-rowan-leach-james-odea-host-demeria-parry/">Molly Rowan Leach & James O'Dea host Demeria Parry</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Peace in the Middle of the Storm_ Inner City Gangs, Rebuilding Peace with Nonviolence

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Kenny Johnson: Growing Up Spiritually https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/kenny-johnson-growing-up-spiritually/ Tue, 31 Jul 2012 15:22:23 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=584 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/kenny-johnson-growing-up-spiritually/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/kenny-johnson-growing-up-spiritually/feed/ 0 <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/kenny-johnson-growing-up-spiritually/">Kenny Johnson: Growing Up Spiritually</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

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Dominic Barter: How Restorative Systems can Bring the Justice Scales to True Balance https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/dominic-barter-how-restorative-systems-can-bring-the-justice-scales-to-true-balance/ Tue, 31 Jul 2012 15:21:22 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=582 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/dominic-barter-how-restorative-systems-can-bring-the-justice-scales-to-true-balance/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/dominic-barter-how-restorative-systems-can-bring-the-justice-scales-to-true-balance/feed/ 0 <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/dominic-barter-how-restorative-systems-can-bring-the-justice-scales-to-true-balance/">Dominic Barter: How Restorative Systems can Bring the Justice Scales to True Balance</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

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Arun Gandhi & Host Molly Rowan Leach: Understanding Nonviolence https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/arun-gandhi-host-molly-rowan-leach-understanding-nonviolence/ Tue, 31 Jul 2012 15:19:34 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=579 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/arun-gandhi-host-molly-rowan-leach-understanding-nonviolence/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/arun-gandhi-host-molly-rowan-leach-understanding-nonviolence/feed/ 0 <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/arun-gandhi-host-molly-rowan-leach-understanding-nonviolence/">Arun Gandhi & Host Molly Rowan Leach: Understanding Nonviolence</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

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Libby Hoffman https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/libby-hoffman/ Thu, 17 May 2012 15:15:01 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=576 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/libby-hoffman/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/libby-hoffman/feed/ 0 <p>Founder & President of Catalyst for Peace and Co-Founder of Fambul Tok International. Ms. Hoffman has been active in peacebuilding for over 20 years in a variety of capacities - professor, trainer, facilitator, program director, consultant, and funder. A former Political Science professor at Principia College, Ms. Hoffman left academia to focus on the practice […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/libby-hoffman/">Libby Hoffman</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>
Libby Hoffman & Fambul Tok International Fambul Tok (Family Talk): Healing the Wounds of War
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Founder & President of Catalyst for Peace and Co-Founder of Fambul Tok International.

Ms. Hoffman has been active in peacebuilding for over 20 years in a variety of capacities - professor, trainer, facilitator, program director, consultant, and funder. A former Political Science professor at Principia College, Ms. Hoffman left academia to focus on the practice of conflict resolution and peacebuilding. She has developed and led conflict resolution training programs in corporate, congregational, educational and community settings.

She was a founder and Executive Director of Peace Discovery Initiatives, which pioneered in positive approaches to peacebuilding, as well as in mobilizing religious resources for peace. She has designed, convened and facilitated backchannel Middle East peacemaking initiatives and worked to bring grassroots Israeli and Palestinian peacemakers together with American policymakers. She advocated for religion to be used as a constructive element of this peacemaking process and pioneered in techniques for doing this, culminating in the establishment of the Center for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University. Fambul Tok International is dedicated to advancing peace by mobilizing ordinary people-entire communities ravaged by war-in the hard work of reconciliation. Fambul Tok originated in the realization that peace can't be imposed from the outside, or the top down. Nor does it need to be. The community led and owned peacebuilding we support, witness and celebrate in Sierra Leone are teaching us that communities have within them the resources they need for their own healing. We believe this process has much to offer other post-conflict countries-and the world. www.fambultok.org

Catalyst for Peace is a Portland, Maine based foundation that identifies and supports community based peacebuilding work around the world. Our current work focuses on post-conflict Africa, and also on the ways moderate religious voices are mobilizing for peace.
We are committed to finding the stories that aren't being told, learning from the lessons of local cultures and supporting their role in peacemaking, and disseminating these lessons to a global audience. www.catalystforpeace.org

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Founder & President of Catalyst for Peace and Co-Founder of Fambul Tok International. Ms. Hoffman has been active in peacebuilding for over 20 years in a variety of capacities - professor, trainer, facilitator, program director, consultant, Founder & President of Catalyst for Peace and Co-Founder of Fambul Tok International. Ms. Hoffman has been active in peacebuilding for over 20 years in a variety of capacities - professor, trainer, facilitator, program director, consultant, and funder. A former Political Science professor at Principia College, Ms. Hoffman left academia to focus on the practice […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 1:06:28
The River of Peace and Justice https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/the-river-of-peace-and-justice/ Thu, 03 May 2012 15:13:02 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=573 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/the-river-of-peace-and-justice/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/the-river-of-peace-and-justice/feed/ 0 <p>The River of Peace and Justice: regaining interconnectivity to sustain and flourish amidst conflict and change with heart phoenix, dot maver, and jeffrey weisberg of the river phoenix center for peacebuilding Heart Phoenix, Jeffrey Weisberg, Dot Maver (L to R) of the River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding Thursday, May 3rd Focus: We will explore the foundational, […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/the-river-of-peace-and-justice/">The River of Peace and Justice</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

The River of Peace and Justice: regaining interconnectivity to sustain and flourish amidst conflict and change with heart phoenix, dot maver, and jeffrey weisberg of the river phoenix center for peacebuilding

Heart Phoenix, Jeffrey Weisberg, Dot Maver
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Thursday, May 3rd
Focus: We will explore the foundational, grassroots aspects of regaining our human connectivity and underscore the consciousness plus practices that support a more humane justice: one that seeks to understand, amend, atone, and heal individual and collective wounds. It is my pleasure and honor to host Dot, Jeffrey and Heart and to honor the powerfully service-oriented and conscious life of River Phoenix, who devoted his life to raising awareness of these very principles of a unified humanity and planet.

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The River of Peace and Justice: regaining interconnectivity to sustain and flourish amidst conflict and change with heart phoenix, dot maver, and jeffrey weisberg of the river phoenix center for peacebuilding Heart Phoenix, Jeffrey Weisberg, The River of Peace and Justice: regaining interconnectivity to sustain and flourish amidst conflict and change with heart phoenix, dot maver, and jeffrey weisberg of the river phoenix center for peacebuilding Heart Phoenix, Jeffrey Weisberg, Dot Maver (L to R) of the River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding Thursday, May 3rd Focus: We will explore the foundational, […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean
Kay Pranis of Circle Processes and long-time Restorative Justice academic and advocate https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/kay-pranis-of-circle-processes-and-long-time-restorative-justice-academic-and-advocate/ Thu, 19 Apr 2012 15:11:38 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=570 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/kay-pranis-of-circle-processes-and-long-time-restorative-justice-academic-and-advocate/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/kay-pranis-of-circle-processes-and-long-time-restorative-justice-academic-and-advocate/feed/ 0 <p>Please visit Living Justice Press for books on Restorative Justice and beyond. www.livingjusticepress.com Kay served the Minnesota Department of Corrections in the position of Restorative Justice Planner from 1994 to 2003. In that position she provided education to the criminal justice system, other agencies and the general public about restorative justice. She also assisted groups […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/kay-pranis-of-circle-processes-and-long-time-restorative-justice-academic-and-advocate/">Kay Pranis of Circle Processes and long-time Restorative Justice academic and advocate</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

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Kay served the Minnesota Department of Corrections in the position of Restorative Justice Planner from 1994 to 2003. In that position she provided education to the criminal justice system, other agencies and the general public about restorative justice. She also assisted groups interested in implementing the principles of restorative justice in their communities through system change and community empowerment. She worked with leaders in corrections, law enforcement, the judiciary, civic organizations, neighborhood groups, faith communities and education to develop a comprehensive response to crime and conflict based on restorative justice.

Kay continues to be active in the field of restorative justice, providing training and technical assistance to national and local initiatives with a special emphasis on the use of peacemaking circles. She has been involved in the development of circle processes in criminal justice, schools, neighborhoods, families and the workplace. She is a co-author of the book Peacemaking Circles: From Crime to Community and author of the Little Book of Circle Processes: A New/Old Approach to Peacemaking. Most recently she is co-author of Doing Democracy - Using Circles for Community Planning.

Kay is an adjunct professor at Simon Fraser University, Eastern Mennonite University and Southwest Minnesota State University.

Kay has served as a consultant, curriculum writer and trainer for the National Institute of Corrections, the National Institute of Justice, and the Balanced and Restorative Justice Project of the Office for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. She serves on the Board of Reference of the Conflict Transformation Program at Eastern Mennonite University and the Board of Directors of Living Justice Press, a non-profit publisher for restorative justice.

From 1988 to 1994 Kay worked for the Minnesota Citizens Council on Crime and Justice in public policy research and advocacy. Kay's background in community activism includes nine years of service on a local school board and three years as chair of the board of the Southern Valley Alliance for Battered Women.

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Please visit Living Justice Press for books on Restorative Justice and beyond. www.livingjusticepress.com Kay served the Minnesota Department of Corrections in the position of Restorative Justice Planner from 1994 to 2003. Please visit Living Justice Press for books on Restorative Justice and beyond. www.livingjusticepress.com Kay served the Minnesota Department of Corrections in the position of Restorative Justice Planner from 1994 to 2003. In that position she provided education to the criminal justice system, other agencies and the general public about restorative justice. She also assisted groups […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 1:00:34
Linda Alvarez of Discovering Agreement https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/linda-alvarez-of-discovering-agreement/ Thu, 12 Apr 2012 15:10:23 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=566 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/linda-alvarez-of-discovering-agreement/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/linda-alvarez-of-discovering-agreement/feed/ 0 <p>COUNCIL TOPICS: Restorative Justice and Circles in action; Discovering conflict's gift, and more. Linda is changing the system day by day from within, as an attorney. I am so grateful to her for taking time to share with us insights from the "trenches". Linda Alvarez's work as an attorney and as a business consultant transforms […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/linda-alvarez-of-discovering-agreement/">Linda Alvarez of Discovering Agreement</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

COUNCIL TOPICS: Restorative Justice and Circles in action; Discovering conflict's gift, and more. Linda is changing the system day by day from within, as an attorney. I am so grateful to her for taking time to share with us insights from the "trenches".

Linda Alvarez's work as an attorney and as a business consultant transforms the way contract negotiation, drafting, and enforcement impact business relationships. Linda facilitates a wide range of transactions and relationships, enabling the parties to design worthwhile, sustainable and enjoyable transactions and relationships, conduct their business and legal affairs with integrity, and establish reliable frameworks for addressing conflict productively.

The Discovering Agreement approach:

Calibrates alignment of the parties' intentions, values, and expectations - allowing them to gauge in advance whether the proposed relationship or transaction will be workable and worthwhile in the long-run;
Aligns content and language in legal contracts with the Vision-Mission-Values of the parties - so that contract terms and provisions harness the power of the conventional legal system to support the parties in conducting business and engaging crisis in accordance with their declared Vision/Mission/Values; and
Produces contracts that function as guidebooks for keeping the enterprise/transaction/relationship on track and productive - by orienting and re-orienting parties towards collaborative, creative responses to unexpected change or disagreement (as opposed to destructive adversarial posturing).

About Linda

The first twenty years of Linda Alvarez's professional life were spent pursuing a successful career in the Arts. Trained in theatre, she and her husband produced and managed theatrical and media productions across the United States. In the mid-1990's Linda reentered the academic world earning her law degree, magna cum laude, in 1997. She entered private practice in the large firm environment - including Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (Palo Alto) and Vinson & Elkins (Houston).

Beginning with her engagement as a member of the team successfully defending the first mp3 player to come to market[1], Linda has remained active on the frontier where digital technology pushes the boundaries of legal concepts designed for the analog and print-based era. As Senior Counsel for Litigation and Trademarks at Align Technology, Inc., Linda managed major litigations on behalf of the corporation as well as shepherding the company's valuable consumer trademark portfolio. With the successful conclusion of the litigations in 2005, Linda chose to re-focus her career toward transactional work and launched her solo practice. Linda's Website: www.discoveringagreement.com

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COUNCIL TOPICS: Restorative Justice and Circles in action; Discovering conflict's gift, and more. Linda is changing the system day by day from within, as an attorney. I am so grateful to her for taking time to share with us insights from the "trenches"... COUNCIL TOPICS: Restorative Justice and Circles in action; Discovering conflict's gift, and more. Linda is changing the system day by day from within, as an attorney. I am so grateful to her for taking time to share with us insights from the "trenches". Linda Alvarez's work as an attorney and as a business consultant transforms […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean
Sylvia Clute, Attorney, Author of Beyond Vengeance, Beyond Duality https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/sylvia-clute-attorney-author-of-beyond-vengeance-beyond-duality/ Tue, 27 Mar 2012 15:06:24 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=563 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/sylvia-clute-attorney-author-of-beyond-vengeance-beyond-duality/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/sylvia-clute-attorney-author-of-beyond-vengeance-beyond-duality/feed/ 0 <p>RESTORATIVE & UNITIVE JUSTICE TUESDAY, MARCH Sylvia Clute, Attorney, Author of Beyond Vengeance, Beyond Duality and one of the world's foremost advocates and practitioners of "Unitive Justice" Sylvia Clute is a former trial attorney and holds an M.A. in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, a Juris Doctor from Boston University School of Law, and an […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/sylvia-clute-attorney-author-of-beyond-vengeance-beyond-duality/">Sylvia Clute, Attorney, Author of Beyond Vengeance, Beyond Duality</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

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Sylvia Clute, Attorney, Author of Beyond Vengeance, Beyond Duality and one of the world's foremost advocates and practitioners of "Unitive Justice"

Sylvia Clute is a former trial attorney and holds an M.A. in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, a Juris Doctor from Boston University School of Law, and an M.A. in Public Administration from the University of California at

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Berkeley. After graduating from law school and establishing a practice, Clute co-founded the only women's bank in the South, became chairman of the board, and helped move Virginia's laws relating to women and children into the twentieth century. She is currently Program Coordinator of a restorative school program and serves on the board of Restorative Youth Services of Virginia, and her recent book, Beyond Vengeance, Beyond Duality: A Call for a Compassionate Revolution has received profound and significant praise and exposure as mapping a new territory for systemic change in criminal justice and beyond--in how we heal ourselves, our communities, and our world.

More about Sylvia and her work: www.sylviaclute.com

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RESTORATIVE & UNITIVE JUSTICE TUESDAY, MARCH Sylvia Clute, Attorney, Author of Beyond Vengeance, Beyond Duality and one of the world's foremost advocates and practitioners of "Unitive Justice" Sylvia Clute is a former trial attorney and holds an M.A. RESTORATIVE & UNITIVE JUSTICE TUESDAY, MARCH Sylvia Clute, Attorney, Author of Beyond Vengeance, Beyond Duality and one of the world's foremost advocates and practitioners of "Unitive Justice" Sylvia Clute is a former trial attorney and holds an M.A. in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, a Juris Doctor from Boston University School of Law, and an […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean
Kenny Johnson Author of The Last Hustle and Founder, This Sacred Space https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/kenny-johnson-author-of-the-last-hustle-and-founder-this-sacred-space/ Thu, 22 Mar 2012 15:04:48 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=560 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/kenny-johnson-author-of-the-last-hustle-and-founder-this-sacred-space/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/kenny-johnson-author-of-the-last-hustle-and-founder-this-sacred-space/feed/ 0 <p>KENNY JOHNSON, AUTHOR: The Last Hustle, FORMER PRISONER, FOUNDER: THIS SACRED SPACE Thursday, March 22nd 5pm PST/8pmEST Kenny Johnson devoted his life to crime, beginning in his early teens and served over twenty years in various city, county, state, and federal prisons. During his early years in prison, he spent most of his time participating […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/kenny-johnson-author-of-the-last-hustle-and-founder-this-sacred-space/">Kenny Johnson Author of The Last Hustle and Founder, This Sacred Space</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

KENNY JOHNSON, AUTHOR: The Last Hustle, FORMER PRISONER, FOUNDER: THIS SACRED SPACE
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Kenny Johnson devoted his life to crime, beginning in his early teens and served over twenty years in various city, county, state, and federal prisons.
During his early years in prison, he spent most of his time participating in all sorts of religious and substance abuse groups. Hopefully, in one of these groups he would hear the magic words that would release him from the grip of his inner and outer prisons. It was his inner desire for freedom that led him and a band of truth-seekers to a meeting in the prison chapel. Antoinette Varner, his spiritual teacher answered his most pressing question.

"It is my understanding that we have to wait until we die before we can receive God's Grace. Is that so?" She replied, "Kenny, God's Grace is here now! Kenny you think you are a convict, you think you are your name, you think you are a black man. Kenny you are none of these things."
Instantly he knew he would never be a thief again. But how do you re-enter the world outside without resorting to old weaknesses? How would he survive and how would it be possible to maintain his newly found experience of grace?
"This ever present Grace supports me in each moment now."

Paroled from prison in 1997 and successfully discharged from supervision, Kenny now resides in California. He visits inmates at the San Quentin Prison, and around the world. Kenny has founded This Sacred Space a non-profit corporation dedicated to sharing the timeless message that real freedom resides within each one of us.

"If there is anything worth serving, it's this love. If there is anything worth being, it's this love. If there is anything worth talking about it's this love. If there is anything of real value it's this love". - Kenny Johnson

The Last Hustle
Kenny Johnson is the author of the book “The Last Hustle” chronicling his years as a criminal and how he was transformed while incarcerated. His story proves that however hard and unpromising our particular life circumstances, we can discover true happiness.

He speaks of this freedom at correctional facilities the world over. His story is an inspiration to hundreds of others.
For thirty-one years Kenny Johnson’s most fervent desire was to hear his name ‘ringing in the streets’ as a hustler, thief, and pimp. Running parallel with that desire was a persistent seed of spiritual longing that would not leave him alone.
Kenny was arrested thirty-seven times and spent much of his life in prison, or on the run. Each time behind bars sent him into a deep and profound despair. Eventually his desire for lasting freedom would drive him to find a power that could not only get him through his final sentence, but free him from prison forever.
“I had to find a power that would not only get me through my current sentence, but would free me from prison forever.”

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KENNY JOHNSON, AUTHOR: The Last Hustle, FORMER PRISONER, FOUNDER: THIS SACRED SPACE Thursday, March 22nd 5pm PST/8pmEST Kenny Johnson devoted his life to crime, beginning in his early teens and served over twenty years in various city, county, state, KENNY JOHNSON, AUTHOR: The Last Hustle, FORMER PRISONER, FOUNDER: THIS SACRED SPACE Thursday, March 22nd 5pm PST/8pmEST Kenny Johnson devoted his life to crime, beginning in his early teens and served over twenty years in various city, county, state, and federal prisons. During his early years in prison, he spent most of his time participating […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean
Dominic Barter of Restorative Circles https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/dominic-barter-of-restorative-circles/ Thu, 15 Mar 2012 15:03:17 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=557 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/dominic-barter-of-restorative-circles/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/dominic-barter-of-restorative-circles/feed/ 0 <p>Dominic Barter has studied the interface between societal and personal change, and the role of conflict, since the 1980s. Since 2004 he has worked as consultant and training program director for the Brazilian Restorative Justice pilot projects, in collaboration with the UN Development Program, UNESCO, the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Education and Special Secretariat […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/dominic-barter-of-restorative-circles/">Dominic Barter of Restorative Circles</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Dominic Barter has studied the interface between societal and personal change, and the role of conflict, since the 1980s. Since 2004 he has worked as consultant and training program director for the Brazilian Restorative Justice pilot projects, in collaboration with the UN Development Program, UNESCO, the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Education and Special Secretariat for Human Rights. He has focused on developing effective models and training programs for practitioners to address youth crime and its consequences, as well as working with judges, school administrators, police, social services as well as youth and community leaders in supervising implementation. Dominic coordinates the Restorative Justice Project for the international Center for Nonviolent Communication.

www.restorativecircles.org
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A Restorative Circle is a community process for supporting those in conflict.

As developed in the favelas of Brazil in the mid 1990s, where it later became known as Círculos Restaurativos, it brings together the three parties to a conflict - those who have acted, those directly impacted and the wider community - within a chosen systemic context, to dialogue as equals. Participants invite each other and attend voluntarily. The dialogue process used is shared openly with all participants. The process ends when actions have been found that bring mutual benefit that nurtures the inherent integrity of all those involved in the conflict.

Círculos Restaurativos are facilitated in 3 stages that arise in an approximate sequence and identity the key factors in the conflict, reach agreements on next steps, and evaluate the results. As a circle form, they invite shared power, mutual understanding and self-responsibility within community.

Círculos Restaurativos are facilitated by community members who identify themselves as impacted by the conflict at hand. They commit to serving the emergent wisdom of the participants through their willingness to offer questions sourced from an agreed upon basis and to track the co-creation of meaning and intra-personal, inter-personal and social action by those present.

Restorative Systems Videos: http://www.restorativecircles.org/systems-and-facilitation

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Dominic Barter has studied the interface between societal and personal change, and the role of conflict, since the 1980s. Since 2004 he has worked as consultant and training program director for the Brazilian Restorative Justice pilot projects, Dominic Barter has studied the interface between societal and personal change, and the role of conflict, since the 1980s. Since 2004 he has worked as consultant and training program director for the Brazilian Restorative Justice pilot projects, in collaboration with the UN Development Program, UNESCO, the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Education and Special Secretariat […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean
Saul Arbess & Penny Joy https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/saul-arbess-penny-joy/ Thu, 08 Mar 2012 15:01:09 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=554 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/saul-arbess-penny-joy/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/saul-arbess-penny-joy/feed/ 0 <p>How a small group of people have made extensive change in Canada and Worldwide towards Peace & Restorative Justice Very special guests Penny Joy & Saul Arbess of Restorative Circles and the Canadian Dept. of Peace Initiative In her own words...Penny Joy Born in England in the Blitz, I think perhaps my whole life has […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/saul-arbess-penny-joy/">Saul Arbess & Penny Joy</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

How a small group of people have made extensive change in Canada and Worldwide towards Peace & Restorative Justice

Very special guests Penny Joy & Saul Arbess of Restorative Circles and the Canadian Dept. of Peace Initiative

In her own words...Penny Joy

Born in England in the Blitz, I think perhaps my whole life has been directed into a spiraling path of exploration into peace.

Growing up in Malta, Sri Lanka, Germany, working in England and Spain engendered a love of travel, people and stories. Repertory theatre work in England morphed into a decade of creative work with BBC TV. My first experience of Canada, came through living, with my first son, in a commune on the land of the Penelakut people on BC's Gulf Islands. It was there that I first gained knowledge of First Nations stories. A journey to Africa followed, which included an overland expedition from S. Sudan to Kenya through many tribal areas.

Returning to Canada to become a citizen, I pursued documentary film work in Vancouver, where I acquired a BA in Community and Communications from Antioch University. I met and was deeply impacted by Jean Houston, with whom I continue to study. She became godmother to my second child who was born in Victoria where I started a documentary film and TV production company Gumboot Productions. This resulted in the production, direction and writing of documentary programs that included The Spiritual Roots of Restorative Justice and The Art of Compassion. www.gumboot.net

Through interest in First Nations and justice issues I joined the Restorative Justice Coalition at William Head Penitentiary and co-founded the Victoria Restorative Justice Society, where I am a facilitator of Restorative Justice circles, taking referrals from Victoria Police Department and Attorney General. I also co-founded the Victoria chapter of the Canadian Department of Peace Initiative www.departmentofpeace.ca in 2003 and co-convened the 2nd Summit of the Global Alliance for Ministries and Departments of Peace held in Victoria in 2006, in which 18 countries participated.

Saul Arbess, Ph.D.

Cultural anthropologist and futurist dedicated to creating a new architecture of peace in the world. His activism is devoted to building a culture of peace in Canada and abroad, in which restorative practices are at its heart. Has worked with Jean Houston for over 30 years and been trained in Nonviolent Communication NVC)

National Co-chair, Canadian Department of Peace Initiative ( 2005-2011). We are working in concert with other countries including the US, Australia, South Africa and Japan to form departments of peace in all nations. There are 12 chapters across Canada. Co-founder, and Chair, Global Alliance for Ministries and Departments of Peace (2005-2011), representing 30 plus country initiatives and 3 countries with Ministries of Peace.Currently working on my home town, Victoria, becoming a city of peace and non-violence and protecting the wildlands surrounding our city.

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How a small group of people have made extensive change in Canada and Worldwide towards Peace & Restorative Justice Very special guests Penny Joy & Saul Arbess of Restorative Circles and the Canadian Dept. of Peace Initiative In her own words... How a small group of people have made extensive change in Canada and Worldwide towards Peace & Restorative Justice Very special guests Penny Joy & Saul Arbess of Restorative Circles and the Canadian Dept. of Peace Initiative In her own words...Penny Joy Born in England in the Blitz, I think perhaps my whole life has […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean
Special Guest Anael Harpaz https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/special-guest-anael-harpaz/ Thu, 23 Feb 2012 14:59:58 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=551 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/special-guest-anael-harpaz/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/special-guest-anael-harpaz/feed/ 0 <p>Special Guest Anael Harpaz, born in S. Africa and living in Israel, Poet, Author of upcoming childrens book on peace and nonviolence. She will share her profound personal journey of transformation and share what she witnessed working with young Israeli and Palestinian women during her time with Creativity For Peace, a camp that immerses young […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/special-guest-anael-harpaz/">Special Guest Anael Harpaz</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Special Guest Anael Harpaz, born in S. Africa and living in Israel, Poet, Author of upcoming childrens book on peace and nonviolence. She will share her profound personal journey of transformation and share what she witnessed working with young Israeli and Palestinian women during her time with Creativity For Peace, a camp that immerses young women and girls from Israel/Palestine in sharing, NVC, creative arts, deep expression and understanding.

Anael, In Her Own Words...

Anael Harpaz
I am a person who grew up in a land of separation- South Africa in the fifties, and at the age of seventeen left the apartheid I hated only to go to another country of deep separation, Israel, without even being aware of this separation, because I only knew my narrative as a Jewish child born soon after the Holocaust. I grew up hating Arabs and Germans - had I met any? No, but this was my cultural conditioning!

About twenty years after I had immigrated to Israel, I started on my spiritual path and took part in a workshop on suffering. I had lost a baby and wanted to heal the terrible pain I was feeling. I had no idea that the workshop was taking place in Nablus, in the West bank. For the first time I met Arab people and I met their suffering! This was a life changing moment for me.

I felt that all my life I had been standing on thick glass, I knew what I so deeply believed, who my enemy was and what I was fighting for- in a moment someone dropped a big hammer on the glass....my whole belief system smashed into a million pieces! It took me years of work on myself, and much courage to move from a person full of hate to a peace maker. In 2003 two American friends and I started a peace organisation for teenage girls from Israel and Palestine called Creativity for Peace.

I worked there for nine years and amongst other things facilitated the compassionate dialogue which is part of the program. I learned so much from these courageous young woman who have chosen the path to peace and now being here in the States for a while, where I am on a writers retreat, have come to a place where I see that violence is not only in the war zones in this world. It is in the schools, in poor areas, there is domestic violence, we are showing our children violent movies and computer games where the solutions are to kill each other.

I have written a children's story about Billy Bully....a child who is a bully because all he experiences is violence- hurt people, hurt people....the story is called Billy's Wake Up Dream. It is about his journey of 'waking up' to see that there could be a different reality....that peace starts within....

NOTE: Anael's book has just been accepted into Kickstarter.com so look for it there and support her work! The book will include a "peace pillow" that will be exchanged with children all over the world.

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Special Guest Anael Harpaz, born in S. Africa and living in Israel, Poet, Author of upcoming childrens book on peace and nonviolence. She will share her profound personal journey of transformation and share what she witnessed working with young Israeli... Special Guest Anael Harpaz, born in S. Africa and living in Israel, Poet, Author of upcoming childrens book on peace and nonviolence. She will share her profound personal journey of transformation and share what she witnessed working with young Israeli and Palestinian women during her time with Creativity For Peace, a camp that immerses young […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean
The phenomenal Susan Partnow and The Power of Compassionate Listening https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/the-phenomenal-susan-partnow-and-the-power-of-compassionate-listening/ Thu, 02 Feb 2012 14:58:22 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=548 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/the-phenomenal-susan-partnow-and-the-power-of-compassionate-listening/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/the-phenomenal-susan-partnow-and-the-power-of-compassionate-listening/feed/ 0 <p>Susan Partnow and The Power of Compassionate Listening, Restorative Circles and Bringing Peace into Everyday Practice. Susan Partnow is passionately committed to grassroots citizen action, Susan Partnow peacemaking, dialogue and community building. She facilitates processes that transform conflict and promote co-intelligence - all arising from a deep belief that we can and must 'listen our way […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/the-phenomenal-susan-partnow-and-the-power-of-compassionate-listening/">The phenomenal Susan Partnow and The Power of Compassionate Listening</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Susan Partnow and The Power of Compassionate Listening, Restorative Circles and Bringing Peace into Everyday Practice.

Susan Partnow is passionately committed to grassroots citizen action,

Susan Partnow peacemaking, dialogue and community building. She facilitates processes that transform conflict and promote co-intelligence - all arising from a deep belief that we can and must 'listen our way to wholeness' and find our essential humanity through connection and dialogue. For decades, Susan has helped create grassroots networks that work collaboratively and compassionately, from the founding of Families for Peace in the early 80's to Global Citizen Journey in 2003. Susan has joined delegations of The Compassionate Listening Project to the Middle East, Peace Trees Vietnam, and the Citizen's Train to Washington D.C. Along with local partners in each country, Susan led Global Citizen Journey's inaugural trip to the creeks area of the Niger Delta where they built friendship, leadership, and the area's first library. Subsequent Journeys included Ghana 2006 where they built an Orphanage/Community Center; Burundi 2008 where GCJ helped a women's' cooperative buy land, seed and tools; and most recently Liberia 2010 and 2011 to launch the Liberia Peacebuilder Initiativeby training a group of extraordinary, diverse Liberian leaders as trainers in Compassionate Listening, Restorative Circles and reconciliation, as well as facilitators of Open Space and World Café. She is currently working on a project to bring Restorative Circles to a women's state prison outside of Seattle as an empowering, transformative way to bring healing and reduce violence in the prison.

http://www.compassionatelistening.org/

http://www.partnowcom.com/

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Susan Partnow and The Power of Compassionate Listening, Restorative Circles and Bringing Peace into Everyday Practice. Susan Partnow is passionately committed to grassroots citizen action, Susan Partnow peacemaking, dialogue and community building. Susan Partnow and The Power of Compassionate Listening, Restorative Circles and Bringing Peace into Everyday Practice. Susan Partnow is passionately committed to grassroots citizen action, Susan Partnow peacemaking, dialogue and community building. She facilitates processes that transform conflict and promote co-intelligence - all arising from a deep belief that we can and must 'listen our way […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean
OCCUPY THE DREAM: MLK, Jr. AND THE POWER OF LOVE https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/occupy-the-dream-mlk-jr-and-the-power-of-love/ Mon, 16 Jan 2012 14:56:42 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=546 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/occupy-the-dream-mlk-jr-and-the-power-of-love/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/occupy-the-dream-mlk-jr-and-the-power-of-love/feed/ 0 <p>A SPECIAL FREE TELECOUNCIL IN HONOR OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. AND THE OCCUPY MOVEMENT WITH INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED FILMMAKER AND Velcrow "Crow" Ripper on the ground at Occupy MOVEON.ORG'S FEATURED OCCUPY DOCUMENTARIAN; OCCUPY LOVE'S VELCROW "CROW" RIPPER DOCUMENTARY AT WWW.OCCUPYLOVE.ORG Velcrow will share about the Occupy Love Movement and his first-hand experiences on the ground […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/occupy-the-dream-mlk-jr-and-the-power-of-love/">OCCUPY THE DREAM: MLK, Jr. AND THE POWER OF LOVE</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

A SPECIAL FREE TELECOUNCIL IN HONOR OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. AND THE OCCUPY MOVEMENT WITH INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED FILMMAKER AND

Velcrow "Crow" Ripper on the ground at Occupy
MOVEON.ORG'S FEATURED OCCUPY DOCUMENTARIAN; OCCUPY LOVE'S VELCROW "CROW" RIPPER

DOCUMENTARY AT WWW.OCCUPYLOVE.ORG

Velcrow will share about the Occupy Love Movement and his first-hand experiences on the ground in NYC since the beginning of the Occupy Movement. He'll share his insights as a globally renowned documentarian as to the profound state of our world's possibility to shift into love and human-based systems. Join us Monday evening in honor of Martin Luther King Jr's life and conscience.

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."
~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Today the Occupy Movement will be engaging in global actions centered around the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The heart of Dr. King's vision offers wonderful inspiration for the movement - one that is deeply rooted in love. King's approach to activism was all about "love in action."
The activists of the civil rights era faced incredible repression and brutality, yet remained firm in their conviction to love, their conviction to non-violence. This gave them tremendous "moral capital." Violence, as an activist tactic, very rarely is successful. It is speaking the language of the opressor, and they respond with even greater violence. But the images of loving activists in contrast to brutality, is poignant, moving and transformative. It opens the hearts of the undecided, and calls them to join in the quest for justice. Those who seek to undermine the Occupy Movement, or any activist movement, invariably point to acts of violence.
King taught that while legislative changes were important, such as desegregation (a focal point for the movement at that time), unless we also change our hearts and minds, we would end up with, "a society where men are physically desegregated and spiritually segregated, where elbows are together and hearts apart. It gives us social togetherness and spiritual apartness. It leaves us with a stagnant equality of sameness rather than a constructive equality of oneness." He beautifully said that, "we are tied together in the single garment of destiny, caught in an inescapable network of mutuality."

Dr. King's greatest vision was that the world would come together in a "Beloved Community." The civil rights movement represented an attempt to created that Beloved Community in microcosm. Today, within the Occupy Movement, we can also create this kind of community, founded on compassion, non-violence and mutuality. This is turn can help lead to the tipping point, towards that day when we are able to live in a world that works for everyone. King's profound dream was to enlarge "the concept of brotherhood to a vision of total interrelatedness." If he were alive today, I believe he would have recognized the incredible potential of this remarkable time in history.
By remaining firmly grounded in love, we are practicing "prefigurative politics." Instead of waiting for some far off dream of a peaceful, loving world, we are living it, right now, in real time. The principles of participatory democracy, central to the Occupy Movement, allow us to practice a world where everyone is important. Having a leaderless movement is also a radical step - we all are leaders today.

"Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace." -MLK, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. is one of my deepest heroes. He faced insurmountable hatred, prejudice, and systemic challenge and yet the force within and through him of love made an indelible mark upon our world and collective heart. Likewise my friend and colleague Velcrow "Crow" Ripper has been around the world filming in the name of love and truth. See you tonight for this very special telecouncil!
TRIBUTE TO HERB BLAKE

The continuation of this series is dedicated to the memory and life of Herb Blake, former prisoner and advocate of Restorative Justice, and recent guest on this series. Bless your life-spark, Herb.

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A SPECIAL FREE TELECOUNCIL IN HONOR OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. AND THE OCCUPY MOVEMENT WITH INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED FILMMAKER AND Velcrow "Crow" Ripper on the ground at Occupy MOVEON.ORG'S FEATURED OCCUPY DOCUMENTARIAN; OCCUPY LOVE'S VELCROW "CROW" RI... A SPECIAL FREE TELECOUNCIL IN HONOR OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. AND THE OCCUPY MOVEMENT WITH INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED FILMMAKER AND Velcrow "Crow" Ripper on the ground at Occupy MOVEON.ORG'S FEATURED OCCUPY DOCUMENTARIAN; OCCUPY LOVE'S VELCROW "CROW" RIPPER DOCUMENTARY AT WWW.OCCUPYLOVE.ORG Velcrow will share about the Occupy Love Movement and his first-hand experiences on the ground […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean
JAMES O'DEA https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/james-odea-2/ Mon, 16 Jan 2012 14:50:29 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=538 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/james-odea-2/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/james-odea-2/feed/ 0 <p>JAMES O'DEA was Director of the Washington D.C. Office of James O'Dea, Former Director of Amnesty Int'l Washington DC Office, and Internationally renowned Peacebuilder Amnesty International for a decade, represented the US to the UN and is famous for challenging both former Presidents Clinton and Bush Sr. on their human rights records. O'Dea is an […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/james-odea-2/">JAMES O'DEA</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

JAMES O'DEA was Director of the Washington D.C. Office of James O'Dea, Former Director of Amnesty Int'l Washington DC Office, and Internationally renowned Peacebuilder Amnesty International for a decade, represented the US to the UN and is famous for challenging both former Presidents Clinton and Bush Sr. on their human rights records. O'Dea is an internationally renowned Peacebuilder and has teamed up with fellow leaders Arun Gandhi and Deepak Chopra for last summer's World Peace Festival in Berlin. He has an international student body from over 25 countries who participate in ongoing trainings and he is an author of multiple works including Creative Stress (2010) and the upcoming Cultivating Peace (Spring 2012). He has consulted with numerous governmental organizations and has led reconciliation talks in N. Ireland, Rwanda, Israel/Palestine and in the US. He is considered to be one of the most knowledgeable facilitators of peace and conflict resolution in our world. Recently he also began working directly with Law firms in the US and is co-hosting an Intensive for Lawyers in February 2012 with J. Kim Wright, "Lawyers as Agents of Evolutionary Change".

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JAMES O'DEA was Director of the Washington D.C. Office of James O'Dea, Former Director of Amnesty Int'l Washington DC Office, and Internationally renowned Peacebuilder Amnesty International for a decade, represented the US to the UN and is famous for c... JAMES O'DEA was Director of the Washington D.C. Office of James O'Dea, Former Director of Amnesty Int'l Washington DC Office, and Internationally renowned Peacebuilder Amnesty International for a decade, represented the US to the UN and is famous for challenging both former Presidents Clinton and Bush Sr. on their human rights records. O'Dea is an […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean
DISTINGUISHED GUEST SPEAKER DR. DON BECK https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/distinguished-guest-speaker-dr-don-beck/ Thu, 12 Jan 2012 14:56:08 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=543 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/distinguished-guest-speaker-dr-don-beck/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/distinguished-guest-speaker-dr-don-beck/feed/ 0 <p>FOCUS: At the Heart of Justice: The Role of Spiral Dynamics and Beyond in Societal and Global Transformation Dr.Don Beck brings a lifetime dedicated to societal healing and true justice. We'll engage him about his service in South Africa and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, his take on Prisons in the US and beyond and […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/distinguished-guest-speaker-dr-don-beck/">DISTINGUISHED GUEST SPEAKER DR. DON BECK</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

FOCUS:
At the Heart of Justice: The Role of Spiral Dynamics and Beyond in Societal and Global Transformation

Dr.Don Beck brings a lifetime dedicated to societal healing and true justice. We'll engage him about his service in South Africa and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, his take on Prisons in the US and beyond and what he has done and has in the works to help reform them, and his profound theories and wisdom from research and experiences over 5 decades.

Don Beck has been developing, implementing, and teaching the evolutionary theory of Spiral Dynamics for more than three decades. Beck has elaborated upon the work of his mentor, Clare Graves, to develop a multidimensional model for understanding the evolutionary transformation of human values and cultures. As co-founder of the National Values Center in Denton, Texas, and CEO of the Spiral Dynamics Group, Inc., Beck is employing the Spiral Dynamics model to effect large-scale systems change in and among various sectors and societies of the world. He is the author of Spiral Dynamics: Mastering Values, Leadership & Change, written with Christopher Cowan in 1996.

Beck's long consulting career has taken him to such diverse settings as 10 Downing Street to consult with Tony Blair's Policy Unit; the south side of Chicago to address the problems faced by inner-city schools; the World Bank to consider the future of Afghanistan; and the boardrooms of major banks, energy companies, airlines, and government agencies. In his 63 trips to South Africa between 1981 and 1988, he had significant impact on political leaders, the business sector, religious leadership, and the general public in order to help bring about the peaceful transition from apartheid to democracy. Out of his experiences there, Beck wrote The Crucible: Forging South Africa's Future (1991) with Graham Linscott.

Before his work in South Africa, Beck taught for twenty years at the University of North Texas. There he was named Outstanding Professor in 1978, named Honor Professor in 1979, and listed as an "Outstanding Educator in America" in 1980. Beck has also been the team psychologist for The South African Springboks, winners of the 1995 Rugby World Cup, and has been associated with the Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, the Texas Rangers (baseball), and the U.S. Olympic Committee for Men's Track and Field. He writes a "sports values" column for the Dallas Morning News. He makes his home in Denton, Texas.

IMPORTANT LINKS TO DON'S WORK:
Center for Human Emergence: http://www.humanemergence.org
Spiral Dynamics website: http://www.spiraldynamics.net

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FOCUS: At the Heart of Justice: The Role of Spiral Dynamics and Beyond in Societal and Global Transformation Dr.Don Beck brings a lifetime dedicated to societal healing and true justice. We'll engage him about his service in South Africa and the Truth ... FOCUS: At the Heart of Justice: The Role of Spiral Dynamics and Beyond in Societal and Global Transformation Dr.Don Beck brings a lifetime dedicated to societal healing and true justice. We'll engage him about his service in South Africa and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, his take on Prisons in the US and beyond and […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean
SARAH VAN GELDER, EDITOR OF YES! MAGAZINE https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/sarah-van-gelder-editor-of-yes-magazine/ Thu, 12 Jan 2012 14:54:54 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=541 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/sarah-van-gelder-editor-of-yes-magazine/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/sarah-van-gelder-editor-of-yes-magazine/feed/ 0 <p>I have always admired Sarah for her dedication to giving the world an honest look at solutions and for her brilliant intellect as a writer, activist and beyond. To me she emulates and ignites the power of the media in changing our world, by committed and steadfast focus on vetting the solutions in action that […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/sarah-van-gelder-editor-of-yes-magazine/">SARAH VAN GELDER, EDITOR OF YES! MAGAZINE</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

I have always admired Sarah for her dedication to giving the world an honest look at solutions and for her brilliant intellect as a writer, activist and beyond. To me she emulates and ignites the power of the media in changing our world, by committed and steadfast focus on vetting the solutions in action that are often not reported in "mainstream" corporate owned media. Sarah is editor of "This Changes Everything: Occupy Wall Street and the 99% Movement" and co-founder of YES! Magazine and YesMagazine.org.

This Changes Everything,
Edited by Sarah van Gelder and staff of YES!

YES! reframes today's crises, showing how a radically different approach can bring about a more just and sustainable world. Each issue highlights the leadership coming from grassroots communities, social movements, and activists who are building a future that can work for all.

Sarah has interviewed Pete Seeger, Winona LaDuke, George Shultz, Harry Belafonte, Vandana Shiva, Chris Hedges, Danny Glover, and many other known and unknown leaders who are working to create a better world.

In addition to her regular features in the printed magazine, Sarah blogs at www.yesmagazine.org/svgblog, lectures nationally and internationally, and interviews regularly on radio talk shows nationwide. YES! Website: http://www.yesmagazine.org

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I have always admired Sarah for her dedication to giving the world an honest look at solutions and for her brilliant intellect as a writer, activist and beyond. To me she emulates and ignites the power of the media in changing our world, I have always admired Sarah for her dedication to giving the world an honest look at solutions and for her brilliant intellect as a writer, activist and beyond. To me she emulates and ignites the power of the media in changing our world, by committed and steadfast focus on vetting the solutions in action that […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean 1:02:08
LEONARD SCHEFF https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/leonard-scheff/ Mon, 09 Jan 2012 14:48:14 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=536 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/leonard-scheff/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/leonard-scheff/feed/ 0 <p>LEONARD SCHEFF is a practicing attorney in Tucson, Arizona -- and a practicing Zen Buddhist. He created the Letting Go of Anger seminars and workshops with input by John Tarrant Roshi, and has taught them since 1993. He has attended several of the public teachings by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama including the four […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/leonard-scheff/">LEONARD SCHEFF</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

LEONARD SCHEFF is a practicing attorney in Tucson, Arizona -- and a practicing Zen Buddhist.

He created the Letting Go of Anger seminars and workshops with input by John Tarrant Roshi, and has taught them since 1993.

He has attended several of the public teachings by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama including the four day workshop in Tucson in 1993, and a more recent 2003 teaching. He has participated in and led numerous Gestalt workshops. While Leonard's anger transformation seminar is based on Buddhism through the teachings of the Dalai Lama, he believes these same principles are universal in all spiritual traditions. Leonard is a graduate of the University of Arizona and Boalt School of Law at Berkeley. He has been a trial and transactional attorney in Tucson, Arizona, for more than fifty years. His primary area of practice has been in advising businesses dealing with complex real estate transactions. In addition, he has been active in litigation involving civil liberties and social justice.

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LEONARD SCHEFF is a practicing attorney in Tucson, Arizona -- and a practicing Zen Buddhist. He created the Letting Go of Anger seminars and workshops with input by John Tarrant Roshi, and has taught them since 1993. LEONARD SCHEFF is a practicing attorney in Tucson, Arizona -- and a practicing Zen Buddhist. He created the Letting Go of Anger seminars and workshops with input by John Tarrant Roshi, and has taught them since 1993. He has attended several of the public teachings by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama including the four […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean
Lessons for Occupy From Sri Lanka https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/lessons-for-occupy-from-sri-lanka/ Sun, 18 Dec 2011 16:14:38 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=636 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/lessons-for-occupy-from-sri-lanka/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/lessons-for-occupy-from-sri-lanka/feed/ 0 <p>Many of Sarvodaya's actions and strategies are directly relevant to the future evolution of "Occupy". Tonight's call will explore the insights gained from the Sri Lankan Sarvodaya movement and how Occupy can refine and evolve its momentum and focus.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/lessons-for-occupy-from-sri-lanka/">Lessons for Occupy From Sri Lanka</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Many of Sarvodaya's actions and strategies are directly relevant to the future evolution of "Occupy". Tonight's call will explore the insights gained from the Sri Lankan Sarvodaya movement and how Occupy can refine and evolve its momentum and focus.

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Many of Sarvodaya's actions and strategies are directly relevant to the future evolution of "Occupy". Tonight's call will explore the insights gained from the Sri Lankan Sarvodaya movement and how Occupy can refine and evolve its momentum and focus. Many of Sarvodaya's actions and strategies are directly relevant to the future evolution of "Occupy". Tonight's call will explore the insights gained from the Sri Lankan Sarvodaya movement and how Occupy can refine and evolve its momentum and focus. Restorative Justice On The Rise clean
Restorative Justice & Social Healing in the US and Beyond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/restorative-justice-social-healing-in-the-us-and-beyond/ Thu, 15 Dec 2011 16:17:59 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=639 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/restorative-justice-social-healing-in-the-us-and-beyond/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/restorative-justice-social-healing-in-the-us-and-beyond/feed/ 0 <p>Mali Rowan Presents Restorative Justice & Social Healing in the US and Beyond Dialogue Series with very special guest James O'Dea Dear Friends, I began working with James O'Dea in 2004 when he was President at the Institute of Noetic Sciences and with a core and common vision aimed at courageous Peacebuilding and deep interests […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/restorative-justice-social-healing-in-the-us-and-beyond/">Restorative Justice & Social Healing in the US and Beyond</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Mali Rowan Presents Restorative Justice & Social Healing in the US and Beyond Dialogue Series with very special guest James O'Dea

Dear Friends,

I began working with James O'Dea in 2004 when he was President at the Institute of Noetic Sciences and with a core and common vision aimed at courageous Peacebuilding and deep interests in human rights, social healing and reform of prison systems in the US, I've enjoyed a continued collaboration with him. I find James to be, at essence, one of the best-kept secrets in Peacemaking and Peacebuilding in our world. His presence elicits a deep dive combining wisdom and practical insights. He is a humble servant of individual and collective transformation and has served at such organizations such as Amnesty International (as Director of Washington DC Office), Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) as past President and Extended Faculty and the SEVA Foundation.

James' life was almost snuffed out in a horrible attack overseas--a case of racial prejudice combined with mistaken identity. That event was a powerful impetus for him to dive into the world of Amnesty and do everything he could to stand for human rights. He once gave former President Clinton a scolding for his human rights record and has stood for the US to the United Nations surrounding International human rights issues. James now is focusing his time on teaching Peacebuilding and sharing his profound experiences, intellect, and insights with an international student body that include his INTIMATE Intensive offerings as well as the Peace Ambassador Training series with The Shift Network.

He is an author of a powerful paradigm-shifting book about stress, Creative Stress: A Path for Evolving Souls Living through Personal and Planetary Upheaval, and is penning a soon-to-be-published book, Cultivating Peace, due out early 2012. He is an Advisory Council Member to The Peace Alliance and a mentor and friend to global citizens.

We will dialogue with James about his very unique on-the-ground perspective in International Models of Restorative Justice.

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Mali Rowan Presents Restorative Justice & Social Healing in the US and Beyond Dialogue Series with very special guest James O'Dea Dear Friends, I began working with James O'Dea in 2004 when he was President at the Institute of Noetic Sciences and with ... Mali Rowan Presents Restorative Justice & Social Healing in the US and Beyond Dialogue Series with very special guest James O'Dea Dear Friends, I began working with James O'Dea in 2004 when he was President at the Institute of Noetic Sciences and with a core and common vision aimed at courageous Peacebuilding and deep interests […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean
Lois DeMott https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/lois-demott/ Thu, 03 Nov 2011 16:32:31 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=656 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/lois-demott/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/lois-demott/feed/ 0 <p>Lois DeMott's story is one of the most heartbreaking stories I've heard--and as an insider to the criminal justice system, I've heard my share of stories. Lois is the founder of Citizens for Prison Reform, a fast-growing citizens network that focuses especially on the treatment of mentally ill who are incarcerated... she will join us […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/lois-demott/">Lois DeMott</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Lois DeMott's story is one of the most heartbreaking stories I've heard--and as an insider to the criminal justice system, I've heard my share of stories. Lois is the founder of Citizens for Prison Reform, a fast-growing citizens network that focuses especially on the treatment of mentally ill who are incarcerated... she will join us tonight to share her story, her journey, and the amazing courage she has had in turning tragedy into action that aims to change the system and connect families and prisoners to solutions.

I am extraordinarily honored that Lois will be with us tonight. She has extensive understanding from her first hand experiences of the criminal justice system and its treatment of the mentally ill.

2014: Lois is a SOROS Justice Fellow! Congratulations Lois and Citizens for Prison Reform!

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Lois DeMott's story is one of the most heartbreaking stories I've heard--and as an insider to the criminal justice system, I've heard my share of stories. Lois is the founder of Citizens for Prison Reform, a fast-growing citizens network that focuses e... Lois DeMott's story is one of the most heartbreaking stories I've heard--and as an insider to the criminal justice system, I've heard my share of stories. Lois is the founder of Citizens for Prison Reform, a fast-growing citizens network that focuses especially on the treatment of mentally ill who are incarcerated... she will join us […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean
Matthew Albracht https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/matthew-albracht/ Thu, 20 Oct 2011 16:34:17 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=662 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/matthew-albracht/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/matthew-albracht/feed/ 0 <p>Matthew Albracht is a colleague, friend and an incredibly skilled leader in cultivating a culture of peace. As the Executive Vice President of The Peace Alliance he has mobilized some incredibly powerful statements of action in the Youth Promise Act (youthpromiseaction.org) and in mobilizing a country around all the powerful acts of peacebuilding already in […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/matthew-albracht/">Matthew Albracht</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Matthew Albracht is a colleague, friend and an incredibly skilled leader in cultivating a culture of peace. As the Executive Vice President of The Peace Alliance he has mobilized some incredibly powerful statements of action in the Youth Promise Act (youthpromiseaction.org) and in mobilizing a country around all the powerful acts of peacebuilding already in motion. He is a mover and shaker, a powerful mobilizer and a leader showing how Peace is an unstoppable force that we create with our vision coupled with action.

I am excited to invite you to join Matthew and I tonight for an hour of his sharing how The Peace Alliance is building momentum in particular pressing areas and his perspective on the rise of Restorative Justice in America.

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Matthew Albracht is a colleague, friend and an incredibly skilled leader in cultivating a culture of peace. As the Executive Vice President of The Peace Alliance he has mobilized some incredibly powerful statements of action in the Youth Promise Act (y... Matthew Albracht is a colleague, friend and an incredibly skilled leader in cultivating a culture of peace. As the Executive Vice President of The Peace Alliance he has mobilized some incredibly powerful statements of action in the Youth Promise Act (youthpromiseaction.org) and in mobilizing a country around all the powerful acts of peacebuilding already in […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean
Katy Gilbert of Stories of Our City https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/katy-gilbert-of-stories-of-our-city/ Thu, 13 Oct 2011 16:35:33 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=665 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/katy-gilbert-of-stories-of-our-city/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/katy-gilbert-of-stories-of-our-city/feed/ 0 <p>I am thrilled to announce my next featured guest, Katy Gilbert of Stories of Our City, during Mali Rowan Presents Fall/Winter Virtual Series on Restorative Justice and Social Healing. Katy is based out of Beirut and co-founded Stories of Our City as a way of building peace in our world through sharing the stories of […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/katy-gilbert-of-stories-of-our-city/">Katy Gilbert of Stories of Our City</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

I am thrilled to announce my next featured guest, Katy Gilbert of Stories of Our City, during Mali Rowan Presents Fall/Winter Virtual Series on Restorative Justice and Social Healing. Katy is based out of Beirut and co-founded Stories of Our City as a way of building peace in our world through sharing the stories of people from the Middle East and beyond. We know the power of story, and the power of listening, to create bridges. Katy and her co-founders have created a platform for peace through podcasts and providing a place where peoples voices can be truly heard.

Tomorrow night Katy will share with us some insights into why our stories and sharing them might be the key to global peace and healing. She'll be sharing some of her own experiences and the inspiration that helped her spark this extraordinary organization and project.

www.storiesofourcity.org

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I am thrilled to announce my next featured guest, Katy Gilbert of Stories of Our City, during Mali Rowan Presents Fall/Winter Virtual Series on Restorative Justice and Social Healing. Katy is based out of Beirut and co-founded Stories of Our City as a ... I am thrilled to announce my next featured guest, Katy Gilbert of Stories of Our City, during Mali Rowan Presents Fall/Winter Virtual Series on Restorative Justice and Social Healing. Katy is based out of Beirut and co-founded Stories of Our City as a way of building peace in our world through sharing the stories of […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean
Robin Casarjian of the Lionheart Foundation https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/robin-casarjian-of-the-lionheart-foundation/ Wed, 05 Oct 2011 16:36:51 +0000 http://69.16.221.200/~restorativejusti/?p=668 https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/robin-casarjian-of-the-lionheart-foundation/#respond https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/robin-casarjian-of-the-lionheart-foundation/feed/ 0 <p>Robin Casarjian, M.A. is the Founder and Director of the Lionheart Foundation and its National Emotional Literacy Projects. She is an educator, public speaker, writer, and consultant. In developing and implementing programming for prisoners and youth-at-risk, she draws from her experience as director of a school for at-risk adolescents, as well as extensive experience in […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org/robin-casarjian-of-the-lionheart-foundation/">Robin Casarjian of the Lionheart Foundation</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://restorativejusticeontherise.org">Restorative Justice On The Rise</a>.</p>

Robin Casarjian, M.A. is the Founder and Director of the Lionheart Foundation and its National Emotional Literacy Projects. She is an educator, public speaker, writer, and consultant. In developing and implementing programming for prisoners and youth-at-risk, she draws from her experience as director of a school for at-risk adolescents, as well as extensive experience in education, stress management training, psychotherapy and administration. She is author of Forgiveness: A Bold Choice for a Peaceful Heart (Bantam, 1992) and Houses of Healing: A Prisoner’s Guide to Inner Power and Freedom (Lionheart Press, 1995), and co-author, with Bethany Casarjian, Ph.D., of Power Source: Taking Charge of Your Life (Lionheart Press, 2003).

Lionheart provides:

  • exceptional quality rehabilitative resources to be used directly by prisoners,at-risk adolescents and teen parents
  • resources and training for professionals who work with these populations in a prevention, rehabilitation and re-entry capacity; and
  • direct emotional literacy education programs for adults in prison; at-risk youth in juvenile institutions and public and private programs and schools; and at-risk teen parents in shelters, hospitals, social service agencies, schools and other community programs.

Lionheart also conducts public education on the need for transforming our nation’s prisons and juvenile institutions into places where nurturing emotional (re)habilitation, inspiring positive values, and imparting behavior patterns necessary for healthy functioning in our communities are primary goals.

Lionheart Values:

Justice
(Restorative) Supporting the emotional health of people who have been marginalized so that they can unmask their potential and live productive lives.

Excellence
Creating and producing exceptional quality resources and delivering outstanding programs and trainings to serve our target populations.

Competence
Identifying a vast array of programs and institutions and effectively getting our resources to those they are intended to serve.

Generosity
Assuring exposure to Lionheart’s resources through free nationwide distribution, knowing that without it only a tiny fraction of those who could benefit would be given the opportunity.

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Robin Casarjian, M.A. is the Founder and Director of the Lionheart Foundation and its National Emotional Literacy Projects. She is an educator, public speaker, writer, and consultant. In developing and implementing programming for prisoners and youth-a... Robin Casarjian, M.A. is the Founder and Director of the Lionheart Foundation and its National Emotional Literacy Projects. She is an educator, public speaker, writer, and consultant. In developing and implementing programming for prisoners and youth-at-risk, she draws from her experience as director of a school for at-risk adolescents, as well as extensive experience in […] Restorative Justice On The Rise clean