Living Justice Press offers many wonderful books about restorative justice and circle healing processes. They've launched a new resource on the web about circles:
Excerpt: OTTAWA - A program that helps keep convicted sex offenders from committing more crimes is in limbo after being told its funding request has been rejected by the federal government.
I usually try to focus my news feeds on stories that have an obvious connection with the legal system but this one is an exception. This is a powerful use of circle process in community in Memphis, where they really must be putting something in the water!
Excerpt: Lit by fluorescent lights in a basement tucked under the offices of the Cottage Grove Chamber of Commerce, an ancient form of community justice is hashed out several nights a week by a group of people seated in a circle.
"It's about community involvement and repairing the harm done not only to individuals but the community itself," said Mark LaPointe, the keeper of the circle. "We have a responsibility to help those individuals repair the harm and to know what harm it is they caused."