We live together.

 

PARI partners with schools, courts and communities to advocate for restorative principles and practices through education, training and facilitation.

What we say or do has a ripple effect – impacting our families, friends, and the wider community in ways we may not be aware of, nor comprehend. With a restorative approach to conflicts and misunderstandings everyone gains a larger perspective of what happened, owns their part in the matter, and co-creates a way to strengthen relationships and make things right. We build community and a strong social fabric when we are accountable for our actions and acknowledge and respect the gifts, generosity, and responsibilities of everyone involved.

 
 
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Principles of Restorative Practices

• Conflicts can be understood.

• The means to understanding conflict is through effective communication.

• Difficult and problematic conversations can be facilitated.

• Human behavior can be changed.

• Humans possess the capacity for communication, and therefore for creative problem-solving.

• A society built upon effective communication will be more peaceable and progressive.

From: The Politics of Restorative Justice by Andrew Woolford

 
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Ready to take the next step?

PARI needs your special gifts and talents!

Let us know how you would like to contribute to our initiatives. We are all about bringing people together to connect in service to restorative principles and practices in schools, the courts and our communities.

We welcome your contribution by sharing what you‘re good at, what you love doing. Check out some of our volunteer opportunities.