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About The Series

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Restorative Justice on The Rise was founded by Peace Alliance Board Member Molly Rowan Leach in September of 2011. She is the telecouncil host. In its 2nd full season the series provides a live dialogue circle for connectivity, education, action ideas and more regarding Restorative justice and the powerful times we are amidst as an old worn-out Prison Industrial Complex dies and punitive paradigms no longer are accepted as appropriate when crime and conflict occur.

The Restorative Justice on The Rise weekly telecouncil series features global guest speakers from many diverse backgrounds and areas in the field and related fields and has included powerful conversations with equally powerful leaders on community and global levels such as Kay Pranis, Robin Casarjian, Azim Khamisa, Steve Korr, The River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding, Arun Gandhi, Fleet Maull, Dr. Judith Thompson, Belvie Rooks and Dedan Gills, Lauren Abramson, Dr. Carl Stauffer, Michelle Alexander, Sujatha Baliga, Lois DeMott, Dominic Barter, and so many others doing significant work and sharing their stories.

The Peace Alliance is committed to mobilizing and educating while offering a greater depth of resources in this area and longer term plans include a clickable map for easy access to local, state, national, and global resources in RJ and related fields.

The telecouncil is a service of our collective part in transformation of our systems, and is for you, the people who matter, day to day, as we mobilize and change our world for the better, together. Thank you for your participation in this series, and please consider helping keep it free by contributing any amount, tax-deductible, to The Peace Alliance.

About Your Host, Molly Rowan Leach

Now in its second season and featuring freely accessible archives of over three dozen national and global pioneers in the field, Molly Rowan Leach founded Restorative Justice on The Rise as a response to her own witnessing at an up close and personal level of the devastating effects of the punitive justice system: her own mother has been incarcerated with mental illness for close to 15 years in the State of Idaho. She believes there are many honorable and good people within the Correctional and Law Enforcement systems who would agree and are striving for viable solutions to a broken and inhumane system. Her passion thus is helping bring forward the incredible work happening on every level in our world to integrate Restorative practices and justice into the mainstream. Ms. Leach is inspired also by the many global traditions and practices of the Indigenous peoples of our world, who've shown the way over ancient time to help us regain a clarity that Restorative justice is nothing new, but a paradigm, practice, and a very viable systemic method whose time has come once again.


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Comment by Machai St. Rain on December 15, 2014 at 9:06am

Thank you so much, Molly for your courage and work for justice.  I am interested in 'teaching' there such thing as a 'certification' or...where would I go to get 'schooled' in such an endeavor?  Thank You, Machai St. Rain

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