Restorative Justice Discipline
ACResolution magazine. Uploaded January 9, 2008.
ACResolution v.3, n.4, Summer 2004.
Ron describes his application of restorative justice principles to school discipline.
A Peacemaking Model
Developed through victim offender reconciliation work, Ron shows how the Peacemaking Model can guide efforts at reconciliation.
A Peacemaking Model
A Peacemaking Model: A Biblical Perspective
Community Justice Conferencing
The EVALUATION OF FRESNO COUNTY COMMUNITY JUSTICE CONFERENCE PROGRAM was funded by the California Endowment and conducted by a team lead by Dr. Mary Louise Frampton, attorney and professor at University of California, Berkeley Law School. Ron Claassen wrote an introduction to provide context for the reader of the CJC Research/Evaluation report. It adds background and history information as well as additional detail regarding CJC processes used.
Restorative Justice Principles Implementation
Last revision February 2001. This document is being circulated among government, non-profit and business leaders for their endorsement. Please address your comments to Ron Claassen.
Organizations which have decided to adopt the RJ Framework can use this form to give their endorsement. Please send us the completed form.
This PDF document will help you assess the extent to which restorative justice principles are at work in your organization.
See Nadeau, Jason. Critical analysis of the United Nations Declaration of Basic Principles on the Use of Restorative Justice Programs in Criminal Matters
Paper 1: What is Restorative Justice?
Paper 2: What is Forgiveness?
Paper 3: The Myth of "Redemptive Violence"
Paper 4: The J Scale
Paper 5: Accountability and Restorative Justice
Four years of monthly newsletters with case reports and articles expanding on the practice of restorative justice (searchable). For a complete set of VORP newsletters visit http://vorp.org/vorpnews/
Part 1 describes a private mediation between two mothers whose sons had been killed by police and the Fresno, CA police Department.
Part 2 describes the public portion of the dialogue between members of Fresno's Hispanic community and city officials.
Responding to the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. September 15, 2001 Fresno Bee article by Ron Claassen.
Ron was invited to be one of two guest speakers for the First Restorative Justice Conference in Israel on May 1 and 2, 2002. This is a report of his trip and the conference.
Ron was a member of Angkana Boonsit's doctoral dissertation committee, traveling to Thailand for her defense. This is a report of that trip with photos. The trip included visits with the Directors General of the Department of Corrections and Department of Probation. He was also lecturer at the Grand Seminar. Report with photos attached (1.4 MB).
Ron and Roxanne traveled to Paraguay in February 2016 to do training. They did two 3-day training events, one 4-day event and four 1-day consultations with several school districts. In addition they did some sightseeing and visited some Mennonite colonies in the Chaco. This report includes photos.
Writing by others regarding the Claassens' work
"Restorative Justice: A Different Approach to Discipline" by Deva Dalporto. The article focuses on Oakland, CA schools and the Claassens' work there. (Accessed May 28, 2016.)
Robbins, Brian, "A Study of the Implementation of Restorative Justice at a Public High School in Southern California" (2014). Pitzer Senior Theses. Paper 48. http://scholarship.claremont.edu/pitzer_theses/48