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.
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 […]
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.
If you are looking to find an active and engaging online community, you might appreciate as we do the Restorative Circles Facebook group conversation page. If you are new to the global work of RC and Dominic Barter, you might also appreciate visiting the website In addition, Restorative Justice on The Rise has had multiple […]
The Heart’s Intuitive Intelligence – a path to personal, social and global coherence Reposted in part from The Institute of HeartMath Restorative justice practices include exploring the power of self regulation and how to practice regulation specific to our needs in order to better navigate conflict when it arises. The Institute of HeartMath has researched coherence […]
The Strengthening the Criminal Justice System for Victims Survey is an opportunity for victims/survivors to tell us their views, what works and what doesn’t, and how it can be improved. We've been asked to share the link to the survey widely so that more victims' voices can be heard. From the Diana Unwin Chair in Restorative Justice.
Research shows restorative practices improves school climate, reduces student suspensions and discipline disparities Written by Laura Mirsky Published: January 9, 2019 In one of the first rigorous, large-scale evaluations of restorative practices in a large urban school district, researchers from RAND Corporation found that restorative practices improved school climate, reduced student suspensions and decreased discipline […]
One of the most striking differences between a coercive response to misconduct, and a restorative response has to do with voice. A coercive response suppresses voice. A restorative response invites it. Powerful article from Dr. William Bledsoe of The Restorative Way
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