My experience, education, and passion have met in alternative discipline. Through my policy work and my mediation experience I have worked and studied the dynamic components of discipline in many settings. While Restorative Justice is not the only way to approach conflict in communities, it has provided me an effective model in which to examine and engage in conflict.
We provide custom programs for schools, colleges, and youth serving agencies seeking to engage with conflict using healthy and sustainable tools.
Restorative Justice is a philosophy for dealing with conflict.
Primarily it rejects the idea that punishment (pain) is or has been an effective way to deal with harm in our communities. Instead it is based on the idea that "offenders" "victims" and the community need to be actively engaged in making amends and meeting the needs of all parties involved in the situation.
Primarily this involves an active accountability and an act of apology.
For a more detailed discussion follow to blog post RJ 101.