Teaching Peace: A Restorative Justice Framework for Strengthening Relationships

 

Teaching Peace introduces restorative justice with the story of how one community embraced this ancient practice and used it to transform their approach to justice - and found a framework for living rich and meaningful lives. By using restorative principles in daily life, we can learn to prevent most conflicts and resolve those that do occur in a way that honors the dignity of all parties. The 5 R's are a gateway to enhance relationships with family, friends, neighbors and coworkers.

Living with the 5 R's

Reading Beverly's book reminded me how powerful it is to live withing the 5 R's. Having the pleasure of knowing Beverly, reading her book feels a lot like spending the afternoon with her. Her book is powerful, accessible and so important in these times.

Robert Simon
Robert Simon
Amazon Customer

Dr. Title's book is a "MUST READ".

WOW! Dr. Beverly Title's book is a great combination of the cultural and historical background of RJ (Restorative Justice), with practical application examples, and principles/steps to implementing it. It's applicable across a wide range of situations - from one-on-one to groups, from within a family to community interactions of varying kinds, to global applications. It's very well written and completely inspiring. It should be required reading for us all.

M.S. Eringen
M.S. Eringen
Amazon Customer

Teaching Peace Rocks!

As a relatively new proponent of restorative practices in schools, I find Teaching Peace to be an excellent resource in a number of ways for both promoting restorative ideas, and presenting examples of how it is working when correctly applied and supported.

L. Maya-charles
L. Maya-charles
Amazon Customer

Captivating

I have only been recently exposed to the benefits of restorative justice processes, but I have found that in my recent move to the state of Colorado, the process works exceptionally well.

It seems that the legislators in Colorado agree and recently passed a law in 2011 to encourage greater use of restorative justice programs throughout the state.

This book is a must read for any civic official that seeks out a justice system that is both fair and cost efficient.

At the end of the day, I hope that this book resonates with a wide audience and that our society can be motivated to seek out alternatives to restore harm cause by individual acts in a more modern and effective manner.

Kudos to the author for a job well done.

Jeff

Longmont, Colorado

Jeff Bell
Jeff Bell
Amazon Customer

Beverly Brown Title, Ph.D. (1945- ) was born and raised in Pensacola, Florida. She grew up in the segregated South and found a passion for social justice in the Civil Rights Era. A widow at age 24, she migrated to Colorado where she has since lived. She worked many years as an alternative school educator who championed students that were not succeeding in school. She distinguished herself as an educator winning recognition for her innovative approaches. In 1987 she received her Ph.D. at the University of Colorado in Boulder in Education with a specialization in peace and conflict studies. She developed one of the first national bullying prevention programs and continues to be interested in that topic. In 1994 she cofounded the nonprofit Teaching Peace and in 1996 the Longmont Community Justice Partnership (LCJP). A leader in the restorative justice (RJ) field she and her programs have received awards and recognition for excellence.

In 2009, Dr. Title stepped down as head of Teaching Peace and LCJP and returned to her education roots. With her new organization, ReSolutionaries, Inc, she now focuses on brining restorative justice practices to schools and other communities. Her next book, now in the planning stages, will be about RJ in Schools.