restorative practices

28 10, 2019

Restorative Practices Train-the-Trainer

by Kristina Hulvershorn We are all “The Peace People.”   I find myself saying that phrase more and more often.  As we learn and evolve as an organization, we strive to make the greatest impacts in the communities we serve.  In my world of restorative practices, we have learned the

15 01, 2019

Coming Soon, Everyday Circle Cards

What an exciting day! We just received some of our freshly designed Everyday Circle cards and we can’t wait to share them with the world! They are a brand new tool to help teachers who want to do this work but don't know where to start.  We have partnered

17 09, 2018

Impact Story: Intersection of Equity and Restorative Practices

by Kristina Hulvershorn What does restorative practices have to do with equity?  In a word everything. I wanted to share a concept from our restorative practices trainings that might help clarify the connection. Every school and organization has boundaries.  Human beings need and thrive when we know the boundaries

2 02, 2018

Inside Restorative Practices Training

Participants in Restorative Practices Workshops at Peace Learning Center are asked to dig deep and reflect honestly about how discipline is working (or not working) in their schools or organizations.  One dean comments, "It's a total culture change. Sure, I can keep these kids out for three days, but

21 09, 2017

Confession Time

by Kristina Hulvershorn, Director of Restorative and Humane Programs Confession time.  In all of my work in various school districts and youth-serving environments I am notoriously calm and even-tempered; but, there is one thing I frequently want to exclaim, write across the sky, or maybe get tattooed in a

19 04, 2017

Climate Change and Peacemaking

by Kristina Hulvershorn, Director of Humane Education and Restorative Practices February 27, 2017 was a big day for the youth of Indianapolis.  On that day, our city passed a Climate Resolution, which seeks to reduce carbon emissions, increase energy efficiency and renewable energy use, and help make our city climate-change

27 03, 2017

Restorative Justice Circles in the Classroom

by Clare Wildhack-Nolan, Youth Development Facilitator I believe that Restorative Justice is a powerful tool as an educator and community member. The process is powerful as well as the solutions created.   I have been doing Restorative Justice Circles with a teacher who has been struggling with behavior issues in

10 06, 2016

Circle Keepers at Ralph Waldo Emerson #58

As we began to implement restorative practices into our One Indy schools in early January 2016 we found a high demand for more people to be available to lead both proactive and restorative circles in classrooms across our schools. This led to our first ever Circle Keeper training for volunteers.

28 03, 2016

Restorative What?!

This blog was written by our Youth Programs Director, Kristina Hulvershorn. Restorative Justice, Restorative Practices, Restorative Circles…all of the names and definitions can get confusing so we want to share a few stories that show you why we are so proud of this work. These are all stories from the

22 10, 2015

Indy Bar Foundation

INDY BAR FOUNDATION SUPPORTS RESTORATIVE PRACTICES   We are  very excited about the impact we'll be able to have in schools this year, thanks to the Indianapolis Bar Foundation! PLC was recently awarded a $35,000 Impact Fund grant to implement two restorative practices as effective alternatives to suspensions and expulsions at