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How to Address Pain for Life

Restorative practices are essential to improving the framework of our justice system. This new lens values the connection between the victim, offender, and the community. It allows for meaningful dialogue.

Community-based practices that repair harm

In the field of juvenile and criminal justice you often hear a buzzing in your ears and it’s the sound of buzz words like “restorative justice.”  Words highlighting model practices are often utilized widely in this field, but what do these practices really mean.  What do these practices really look like when implemented in the community?

Can restorative justice halt the school-to-prison pipeline?
Earlier this month I had the opportunity to attend a two-day conference entitled, "Exposing Structural Racism from Within: The Power of Restorative Justice," sponsored by the Henderson Center for Social Justice at UC Berkeley. ¬†Conferences, especially those in an academic environment, usually tend to focus only on the problems, however this time I left with an overwhelmed, yet hopeful, mind. ¬†While there was plenty of theoretical discourse on how, and if, restorative justice as a model has the…

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