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Restorative Justice Today: Applications of Restorative Interventions takes a hard look at the issues and concepts surrounding restorative justice and current restorative practices used in a broad range of areas today. In a time when the cost of prisons and jails is on the rise resulting in more offenders being kept out of the community, this timely and contemporary book exposes readers to a range of restorative practices that can be implemented. The authors, renowned experts in the area of restorative justice, provide information not found in other restorative justice texts.
Chapter 18: Restorative Justice Skills Building for Incarcerated People
Restorative Justice Skills Building for Incarcerated People
Restorative justice uses behavioral, cognitive, and emotional skills that help people communicate about and cope with difficulties easier. Skills include listening, using precise language to concretely describe experiences and goals, and understanding how emotions and thinking affect situations. These skills are normally taught to restorative justice facilitators but can also be taught to incarcerated people for their benefit. Called Restorative Justice as a Solution-Focused Approach to Conflict and Wrongdoing the training program described here is provided over 12 weeks. Lorenn Walker developed and implemented the program for incarcerated people at the suggestion of Waiawa Correctional Facility (WCF) prison staff. Ted Sakai, MBA, is director of the Hawai'i Department of Public ...