restorative justice

Catherine Squires

View: Accountability, Punishment & Cancel Culture

Punishment culture encourages the view that an individual deserves harm — that the individual person is a “bad” person. Punishment marks someone as not worthy of belonging.

  • 03/09/2021
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Creating True Safety and Healing

Data suggests that prison is not an effective deterrent.

  • 02/25/2021
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Life After Prison

Two formerly incarcerated women share their stories.

  • 02/25/2021
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Teaching in Trauma-Informed Schools

Restorative approaches allow justice to be “done with you” and not “done to you.”

  • 02/25/2021
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When Data Is Misused

“My past should not predict my future. This is just a different way of labeling.”

  • 02/25/2021
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Public Safety Voices in Minneapolis

Minneapolis received a lot of attention in 2020 for public safety. Some believe stronger law enforcement is needed to combat

  • 02/25/2021
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Mary Moore Easter: On the Page, In the World

In my fear, I was convinced that if I could amass a group of Black women, the sight of us would bring this dangerously behaving man to his senses.

  • 02/25/2021
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In the News: March 2021

Trauma-to-Prison Pipeline, Restorative Justice for Vets, Bias in Protests and Sentencing, Reparations, other resources

  • 02/25/2021
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A Restorative Justice Model

I noticed an increase in discussion about whether restorative justice could be an appropriate response to gender-based violence, including sexual assault and intimate partner violence.

  • 02/24/2021
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LEGACY STORIES: System of Crime & Punishment

1987: “A lot of it is chemical dependency problems and economic problems. It’s unfortunate that we don’t intervene in a meaningful way [first].”

  • 02/24/2021
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What I Learned About Restoration

“Restorative justice,” the social worker said, “allows those who commit crimes to meet with the victims to talk about what happened and how to repair the harm.”

  • 09/23/2019
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The Cycle of Our Justice

“A Nation is not conquered until the hearts of its women are on the ground.” — Cheyenne proverb  Shakopee Women’s Prison

  • 07/01/2019