The Power of Circles

July 18, 2016

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Healing begets healing: restorative justice practices offer a pathway for individual healing for both the person who has been harmed and the person who perpetrated the harm.

Rather than defaulting to punitive measures that are more often than not ineffective in preventing further harm – and that disproportionately negatively impact people of color – restorative justice methods have the potential to support collective healing of our judicial system and society.

As you watch, ask yourself and others these questions for discussion: What is the impact of jail time and lost lives in communities across the United States? What might some interventions be that could prevent this kind of loss?

July 15, 2019