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Restorative Justice at Home: A New Resource

Parenting Restoratively

Project NIA is honored to share this resource as part of our Building Accountable Communities (BAC) offerings. BAC promotes non-punitive responses to harm by developing resources for transformative justice practitioners and by organizing convenings and workshops that educate the public. We collaborated with graphic designer Danbee Kim and illustrator Raven Wells to make this resource visually attractive. Micah Bee copyedited the guide.

We at Project NIA are grateful to Jennifer for creating “Talking Circles at Home and Parenting Restoratively.” We are happy to share this resource with our communities and we hope that you will share it with yours.

You can access the resource here:

Jennifer Viets (she/her/hers) is a Restorative Justice practitioner both in community and in Chicago Public Schools. In her role as a Restorative Practices Coach, she works with all members of a school community to build relationships and employ restorative responses to harm. With an emphasis on using the arts to “reach, teach, and heal,” she has worked as a multi-disciplinary teaching artist and arts administrator for children and families for the past 30 years. Jennifer is also the mother and mother-in-law of four grown people, and a practicing Abolitionist. She is currently leading virtual circles for teachers, parents, and community members.

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