Peacemaking Circles: From Crime to Community (Google eBook)

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Living Justice Press, 2003 - Law - 277 pages
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"Peacemaking Circles - From Crime to Community is written by experienced circle practitioners. It reveals the values and principles of circles and how circles can be used to respond to crime, from attending to immediate hurts and needs to changing deeper causes, judges, defense attorneys, prosecuters, probation officers and police as well as victim advocates, offenders and community members can learn what makes the circle space uniquely conducive to working through the complex harms of crime in a good way."
  

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Presents really good and concrete alternatives to punative "justice." Healing in action. Good for anyone who wants an answer to "How would we deal with sex offenders without prisons?" Read full review

Contents

The General Format of a Circle Gathering
131
The Overall Circle Process for Dealing with Crime
149
When and for Whom Are Circles a Good Choice?
153
Stage 2 Preparing for the Sentencing Circle
167
Stage 3 Gathering All Consenting Parties in a Circle for Sentencing
176
Making It Work Accountability and Implementing Circle Consensus
199
Stepping Back to Count Circle Gains
209
Tapping Our Powers to Change
239

Putting Values into Practice in Setting Up Circles
50
Medicine Wheel Guidance in Seeking Balance and Wholeness
68
Exploring Instead of Conquering Differences
76
The Outer Frame of Circles
81
Facilitating a Safe Space for Dialogue
82
Ensuring Equal Contribution and a Reflective Pace
93
Agreeing to Come Together In a Good Way
103
Moving Us to Deeper Places
115
ConsensusBased DecisionMaking
120
How It All Comes Together The Circle Process and Gathering
127
Notes
245
Acknowledgments
247
Supporting Community Initiatives Barrys Thoughts on Funding
251
Books That Have Lit Our Paths
257
Index
261
About the Authors
273
Contact Us
275
About Living Justice Press
277
Copyright

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About the author (2003)

Kay Pranis is a trainer and writer on Peacemaking Circles and restorative justice. She served as the Restorative Justice Planner for the Minnesota Department of Corrections from 1994 to 2003.

Since 1998, Kay has conducted Circle trainings in a diverse range of communities--from schools to prisons to workplaces to churches, and from rural towns in Minnesota to Chicago's South Side to Montgomery, Alabama.

She has written numerous articles on restorative justice and co-wrote Peacemaking Circles: From Crime to Community.

Kay's intention in her work is to create spaces in which people can be in more loving connection with each other. Kay's experience as a parent and a community activist form the foundation of her vision for peacemaking and community-building.

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