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Honoring Indigenous Roots of Restorative Practices

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Restorative Justice Practices of Native American, First Nation and Other Indigenous People of North America: Part One

Living Justice Press

Living Justice Press acts as a catalyst for rethinking what justice means in every aspect of life.

Restorative Justice Project

Start learning about restorative justice, its origins, and the different forms it can take + additional resources.

Indigenous Peacemaking Initiative

Learn about peacemaking and find an extensive list of articles, books + more resources on various forms of indigenous justice throughout the USA + internationally.

Honoring the Global Indigenous Roots of RJ

Potential Restorative Approaches for Child Welfare and more resources.

Conflict Center Restorative Justice Blog Posts

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Intersectionality: What is it and Why it’s a Crucial Lens in Restorative Practice Work

Intersectionality:  The complex and cumulative way in which the effects of multiple forms of discrimination combine, overlap or intersect, especially in the experiences of marginalized people.- Kimberle Crenshaw   Intersectionality: the interconnected nature of social categorizations such as race, class, and gender as they apply to a given individual or group, regarded as creating overlapping

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Restorative Justice Circles and the Community Member’s Role

Wondering what a Community Member does in a Restorative Justice Community Group Conference? Or, for that matter, what Restorative Justice Community Group Conferencing is exactly? We’ve got some answers!   What is Community Group Conferencing?  At the Conflict Center, in partnership with the Denver DA’s office called Restorative Denver, we facilitate Community Group Conferences (CGC),

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The 5 R’s of Restorative Justice

A great way to understand the Restorative Justice Community Group Conference process is to look at it through the lens of the 5 R’s: Relationship, Respect, Responsibility, Repair, and Reintegration (credited to Beverly Title, founder of Resolutionaries). Read the restorative practices overview or skip to the 5 R’s below!   What is the Restorative Justice

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Restorative Practices in the Juvenile Justice System

Highlights Our youth are being incarcerated at alarming rates in America There are many risk factors that contribute to juvenile delinquency Juvenile courts that practice restorative justice have significantly reduced recidivism compared with those using traditional approaches. 1Although the juvenile incarceration rates in the United States have been slowly decreasing, the incarceration of juveniles is

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Acting Our Values Online

The Conflict Center believes that conflict is an opportunity to solve problems and build relationships. With the hate crimes last week and the harmful rhetoric during this election cycle, many of us are experiencing conflict in a considerable way. It shows up in the media, in discussions with friends and family, and can dominate conversations

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