I have recently been attending workshops and learning more about restorative practices. I have to admit that I use to think restorative practices were more focused on after abuse or violence happened rather than preventing it from occurring. However, I am now very excited about the possibilities for using restorative measures in prevention and in a variety of settings. I am now thinking of restorative practice really as a way of life, one which I have long advocated and personally strove for. I am very excited about what I am learning and experiencing with regard to restorative practice and the Circle process. I will be posting more information and resources soon. ~Ann (Jeremiah’s mom)
Here are some websites with great information-
http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/StuSuc/SafeSch/RestorMeas/index.html – MN Department of Education’s Nancy Reistenberg has done a tremendous job of sharing her knowledge of Restorative Practices and using the Circle Process. Please check out the links on this website with very helpful information.
http://circle-space.org/2013/02/26/doing-restorative-justice-delicately-deliberately-and-with-dedication– This is a very helpful blog on restorative practice and the circle process