Restorative justice is a centuries-old approach that seeks to empower people to address the harms, needs and obligations that arise when a crime has been committed by bringing together victims, offenders and members of their respective communities.
Are school lunch programs an expendable option for budget cuts or are they an essential element for educating the next generation? In 2001, I remarried and moved to Atlanta from Chicago, leaving my job behind. When I married Steve, our joint family included my three sons, ages 20, 18 and 12 and his four sons, ages 14, 12, and 6-year-old twins. I spent the first couple of years in Georgia in a college classroom as I finished up a long-delayed bachelor’s degree. Holding only my freshly-minted diploma in the summer of 2004, I hunkered down to the critical task of finding a job.