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David Saunier

Director, Central Virginia Restorative Justice The Central Virginia Restorative Justice program in Charlottesville, VA, continues to grow. Initially I worked with the juvenile courts where I initiated the process with “support and accountability conferences” in which victims and offenders meet. The conference may also include parents and community members where appropriate. At the end of every meeting, ...More

Lowering Crime by Building Community

The transition from schoolteaching to restorative justice practitioner was not a big leap for Rebecca Stone (MA ’11). She had worked in a therapeutic boarding school for two years and grasped the skills and methodologies helpful for addressing problems with special education students. She was patient, affirming, flexible. A good listener. All of which stand ...More

What Have We Learned?

Restorative justice is fragile. It hinges on people taking determined steps to relentlessly pursue their healing despite the pain it may bring. It challenges us to growth, to imagine beyond the current status quo and to take the creative risk of feeling and acting in a different, yet deeply courageous way. —Carl Stauffer, EMU restorative justice ...More