WHO WE ARE

Restorative Strategies is a client center consulting, teaching, and coaching business. Our focus is building capacity around the philosophy and practices of Restorative Justice.

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OUR VALUES

Restorative Justice is a theory of justice that emphasizes repairing the harm caused by crime and conflict. It places decisions in the hands of those who have been most affected by wrongdoing and gives equal concern to the victim, the offender, and the surrounding community. Restorative responses to crime and conflict, such as peace-making circles, are designed to repair the harm, heal broken relationships, and address the underlying reasons for the offense.

Restorative justice emphasizes the importance of both individual accountability and collective accountability. Individuals are responsible for the choices they make, resulting in harm to others. Still, collectives at the neighborhood, city, county, state, and national level are responsible for social conditions that increase crime likelihood. Crime and conflict generate opportunities to build community and increase grassroots power when restorative practices are an employee.

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WHAT IS RESTORATIVE JUSTICE?

Restorative Justice is a theory of justice that emphasizes repairing the harm caused by crime and conflict. It places decisions in the hands of those who have been most affected by wrongdoing and gives equal concern to the victim, the offender, and the surrounding community. Restorative responses to crime and conflict, such as peace-making circles, are designed to repair the harm, heal broken relationships, and address the underlying reasons for the offense.

Restorative justice emphasizes the importance of both individual accountability and collective accountability. Individuals are responsible for the choices they make, resulting in harm to others. Still, collectives at the neighborhood, city, county, state, and national level are responsible for social conditions that increase crime likelihood. Crime and conflict generate opportunities to build community and increase grassroots power when restorative practices are employed.

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WHAT IS ASPIRATIONAL JUSTICE?

 Aspirational Justice is a new restorative and reparative construct based in the best of Restorative Justice practices and its areas of focus.  Aspirational justice is a truth and healing construct that seeks to engage historically disenfranchised groups such as African Americans. It re-envisions and constructs a process which re-imagines a new racial and reparative relationship between all groups who have been historically harmed by slavery and its legacy.

The areas of focus in the Aspirational Justice constructs are:

 

1. The Symbolic

2. The Institutional

3. The Tangible

 

Each of these areas of focus will in explained in depth in the forth coming book written by Dr. Robert A. Spicer, Sr. entitled Aspirational Justice.  

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OUR VISION

Restorative Strategies' vision is to build capacity in our nation around the philosophy of restorative justice and its practices. The mission is to expose schools, community-based organizations, corporate/NGO entities, and faith communities to the practical uses and application of these practices in all sectors of our community.  Restorative Strategies supports the building of 'Ecosystems of Care' and the dismantling of the School to Prison Pipeline in schools and their surrounding communities. Restorative Strategies works with national, state, and local agencies to see this vision become a reality through training, technical support, and training trainers.   Restorative Strategies is a force for change in our nation!  Leading this effort is Dr. Robert A. Spicer Sr. who is the CEO and lead trainer for Restorative Strategies, LLC.

THE HARD TRUTH

 

3:1 Black students are suspended and expelled at a rate 3 times greater than white students

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Students with disabilities are more than twice as likely to recieve a suspension than studemnts without disabilities.

Black Students represent 16% of student enrollement, but they make up 31% of students subjected to a school-related arrest.

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