Monthly Archives: September 2014

Training: 10 Questions

Training: 10 Questions

RESTORATIVE JUSTICE

10 MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Compiled from over 50 administrator trainings.

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Books: Restorative Justice Pocketbook Paperback

Books: Restorative Justice Pocketbook Paperback

Restorative Justice Pocketbook

by: Margaret Thorsborne (Author),

David Vinegrad (Author), Phil Hailstone(Illustrator)

 

from Amazon.com:

Schools that have adopted the ancient principles of restorative justice in their approach to disciplinary matters are reporting better relationships with young people, greater engagement in learning, and a greater development of social and emotional competence among learners. Not surprisingly, interest in restorative practices is growing. The highly visual “Restorative Justice Pocketbook” provides an introduction to restorative practice (RP) in schools. Using cartoons, diagrams and visual prompts to support the text, it begins with some background to the approach and outlines a process that offers high levels of support to both victims and culprits. All parties involved in an incident or problem work in conference towards a solution. Wrongdoing is viewed through a ‘relational lens’ whereby those involved come to understand the harm done to people and relationships. Accepting that such harm creates obligations and liabilities, they then focus on repairing the damage and putting things right. A substantial proportion of the book details – at script level – how to conduct restorative conferences for incidents right across the behaviour spectrum to the point where parents and outside agencies may be involved. The practical examples are recognisable, everyday scenarios and the step-by-step application of the restorative process is illuminating. Margaret Thorsborne and David Vinegrad are international experts in behaviour and relationships. Between them they have trained education facilitators and led RP and community conferencing programmes on five continents.

Books: Touching Spirit Bear

Books: Touching Spirit Bear

Student resource (middle school):

Mikaelsen, B. (2001) Touching Spirit Bear

New York: Harper Collins Publishers

 

from Amazon.com:

After severely injuring Peter Driscal in an empty parking lot, troublemaker Cole Matthews is in major trouble. But instead of jail time, Cole is given an alternative: a one-year banishment to a remote Alaskan island. This program—called Circle Justice—is based on Native American traditions that provide healing for the criminal mind. To avoid serious jail time, Cole resolves to go. While there, Cole is mauled by a mysterious white bear and left for dead. Thoughts of his abusive parents, helpless Peter, and his violent anger cause him to examine the root of his troubled ways.

Author Ben Mikaelson delivers a poignant depiction of the vicious cycle of violence and one boy’s journey to healing.

Books: Changing lenses: A new focus for crime and justice

Books: Changing lenses: A new focus for crime and justice

Zehr, H. (1990)

Changing lenses: A new focus for crime and justice

Scottsdale, PA: Herald Press

 

from Amazon.com:

Crime victims have many needs, most of which our criminal justice system ignores. In fact, the justice system often increases the injury. Offenders are less ignored by this system, but their real needs—for accountability, for closure, for healing—are also left unaddressed.

Such failures are not accidental, but are inherent in the very definitions and assumptions which govern our thinking about crime and justice. Howard Zehr proposes a restorative model which is more consistent with experience, with the past, and with the biblical tradition. Based on the needs of victims and offenders, he takes into account recent studies and biblical principles.

Books: Restorative Practice in Schools: Rethinking behavior management

Books: Restorative Practice in Schools: Rethinking behavior management

Thorsborne, M. and Vinegrad, D. (2002)

Restorative Practice in Schools: Rethinking behavior management

Buderim, Queensland: Margaret Thorsborne and Associates

Books: The Little Book of Peacemaking Circles: A New/Old Approach to Peacemaking Circles

Books: The Little Book of Peacemaking Circles: A New/Old Approach to Peacemaking Circles

Pranis, K. (2005)

The Little Book of Peacemaking Circles: A New/Old Approach to Peacemaking Circles

Intercourse, PA: Good Books

 

from Amazon.com:

Drawn from Native American practices, these peacemaking circles are used in many communities to deal with conflict and create stronger relationships. Includes detailed information about how to lead and/or participate in one of the circle process.

Books: The Little Book Of Restorative Discipline For Schools

Books: The Little Book Of Restorative Discipline For Schools

Amstutz, L. S. and Mullet, J. (2005)

The little book of restorative discipline for schools

Intercourse, PA: Good Books

 

from Amazon.com:

Can community-building begin in a classroom? The authors of this book believe that by applying restorative justice at school, we can build a healthier and more just society. With practical applications and models.

 

 

Books: Discipline That Restores: strategies to create respect, cooperation, and responsibility in the classroom.

Books: Discipline That Restores: strategies to create respect, cooperation, and responsibility in the classroom.

Classen, R. and Classen, R. (2008)

Discipline That Restores: strategies to create respect, cooperation, and responsibility in the classroom.

South Carolina: Booksurge Publishing

 

from Amazon.com:

No education library should be without Discipline That Restores: Strategies to Create Respect, Cooperation, and Responsibility in the Classroom, a monumental effort to articulate a reproducible step-by-step process to increase cooperation and mutual respect in schools by coauthors Ron and Roxanne Claassen. Discipline That Restores (DTR) uniquely blends theory, strategies, and best practices of Conflict Resolution Education, Peacemaking, and Restorative Justice and is illustrated with a multitude of case studies to form an effective discipline system. Understanding the core issues of getting students to cooperate has never been so clear and concise

Books: The Restorative Practices Handbook for Teachers, Disciplinarians and Administrators.

Books: The Restorative Practices Handbook for Teachers, Disciplinarians and Administrators.

Watchtel, T., Costello, B. and Watchel, J. (2009)

The Restorative Practices Handbook for Teachers, Disciplinarians and Administrators.

Bethlem, PA: International Institute of Restorative Practices

 

from Amazon.com:

The Restorative Practices Handbook is a practical guide for educators interested in implementing restorative practices, an approach that proactively builds positive school communities while dramatically reducing discipline referrals, suspensions and expulsions. The handbook discusses the spectrum of restorative techniques, offers implementation guidelines, explains how and why the processes work, and relates real-world stories of restorative practices in action.

Books: Circle in the Square: Building community and repairing harm in school

Books: Circle in the Square: Building community and repairing harm in school

Riestenburg, N. (2012)

Circle in the Square: Building community and repairing harm in school

St. Paul. MN: Living Justice Press

 

from Amazon.com:

In this, her first book, Nancy Riestenberg 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.