Restorative Justice Education, a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) corporation
Vision – Creating a Culture of Care in Schools.
Mission – To use Restorative Justice Principles and Practices to foster culturally appropriate relationships and interactions.
Strategies – To support the mission by:
Talking circles are the primary process for using Restorative Practices in schools to create a Culture of Care. Basically the process involves the use of a Talking Stick, where the person holding the Talking Stick does the talking, while the other people present listen. The Talking Stick is passed around the circle, allowing everyone a chance to talk, but without the requirement to talk.
The drawing to the left is shown to honor the origins of the Talking Circle with Native Americans.