Restorative Practices

Restorative practices, rooted in indigenous traditions, are activities and tools that allow communities and groups to develop connections, trust, listening-skills, and empathy. When we sit together in a circle and share our thoughts and feelings, we cultivate community and understanding. Restorative practices, of which restorative justice is one part, can be used to teach content, structure a support group, address a conflict, or repair harm. As an alternative to punishment, restorative practices encourage collaborative problem-solving, accountability, amends, and healing. In addition to the restorative work we do with educators, young people, and community organizations, we use a restorative model for our:

Circles for People in Prison & Re-Entry

Thursday Night Support Group
International Restorative Circle