Restorative Justice (RJ) is a method of bringing people together to seek a consensus, permanent or temporary, on issues of concern to them, in areas ranging from very serious to not so serious. Judge Mills is a twice-retired judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County who frequently recommended (not ordered) the RJ approach in family situations and is proud of the results reached by those parties who decided to give it a try.
Martha will act as “circle keeper” or “servant of the circle” in a peacemaking circle with you. The circle will be a real circle from start to finish. Once you are satisfied that you understand the process and heard stories of its use, if there is time, you will even have a chance to try to solve a problem of your choosing with it! It will be interesting, fun, and provide you with a usable choice for problem solving or much more serious conflicts. Get a head start by reading this profile in the current issue of our newsletter, TowerTalk.