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Restorative Justice Discipline

Bringing restorative justice to school discipline


Restorative Justice Discipline

"Restorative Discipline" by Ron Claassen and Zenebe Abebe

ACResolution magazine. Uploaded January 9, 2008.

"Two Useful Models for Implementing Restorative Justice"

ACResolution v.3, n.4, Summer 2004.

Introduction to Discipline that Restores

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

Introduction to Community Justice Conferencing in Fresno, CA and evaluation of the program

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

Restorative Justice: A Framework for Fresno.

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.

Restorative Justice Framework Endorsement

Organizations which have decided to adopt the RJ Framework can use this form to give their endorsement. Please send us the completed form.

Restorative Justice Assessment Instrument

This PDF document will help you assess the extent to which restorative justice principles are at work in your organization.

Restorative Justice Framework Progress Report 2001

Papers by Ron Claassen:

Commencement address at Fresno Pacific University May 8, 2010

Restorative Justice Principles - Full version
Restorative Justice Principles - United Nations Version

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

VORP Newsletters

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/

"Creating space for dialogue part 1" Conciliation Quarterly spring 1990.

Part 1 describes a private mediation between two mothers whose sons had been killed by police and the Fresno, CA police Department.

"Creating space for dialogue part 2" Conciliation Quarterly summer 1990.

Part 2 describes the public portion of the dialogue between members of Fresno's Hispanic community and city officials.

"How We Respond Will Reveal Who We Are"

Responding to the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. September 15, 2001 Fresno Bee article by Ron Claassen.

Israel Trip Report

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.

Thailand Trip Report

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 Claassen Philippines trip report 2011

Paraguay 2016 trip report

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.

Lectures/Training in Bienenberg, Switzerland and Travel, History, and Educational Experiences in Germany and Switzerland - November/December 2017


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.)

Jenkins, Lisa Martine, "Keeping Kids in School: A Spotlight on Fresno and Restorative Justice" (2015). The Chronicle of Social Change (accessed April 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

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