We value the flow of learning with the growing Restorative Circle community. We'd love it if we all lived on the same street and you could just drop by when you wanted to. In the meantime, here are some ways to connect to us:
If you are new to RC:
We post brief, easily readable updates, links, stories and comments on Twitter almost daily. These cover many aspects of Restorative Circles, as well as information on Restorative Justice research and restorative practices in general. Follow us at @RestoraCircles or read the thread anytime, without signing up, at http://twitter.com/RestoraCircles
Or join the Facebook group, to interact with others investigating the work: https://www.facebook.com/groups/61376272162/
If you participate in a restorative system that uses RCs, and/or an RC practice group, or have a general interest in RC:
As well as the above options, there are general RC e-mail lists in English, German and French. The lists are great places to share experiences, request support and learn from those in the field on all aspects of Restorative Circles, sharing your learning with others. Some participants also meet up, online and in person, to share and deepen their ongoing learning in Peer Group calls and conference call practice - or Semi-simulated - Circles.
When the page opens click 'Join this group' and follow the prompts. You'll be asked to create a Yahoo account, if you don't have one.
If you are seeking deeper ongoing learning on the principles and practice of RC:
Over time, and through persistent investigation, some come to seek the specific environment of an apprentice learning relationship with this work. There they can further deepen their practical and theoretical understanding of both the practice and the principles of RC, in the company of similarly focused colleagues and those with greater field experience.
If you believe your work with RC has reached the stage in which such a commitment would be valuable, please sign up here:
We aim to live in alignment with the principles underlying this work. This means, in part, that we engage actively with our immediate communities and partners in the varied activities stemming from this choice. One of the consequences of this is that we may, at certain times, devote limited time to responding to individual e-mails. However, for questions not covered on this site, or through the above channels, e-mails can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and will be answered in the order in which they arrive, as soon as time allows.
We look forward to learning with you!