“Living Restoratively” by Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington recently featured an article about the work Haley and I are doing at the university and beyond. Check it out at the link below!

Living restoratively

Two Victoria University researchers are using their unique skill sets to support the restorative justice efforts at the University. Read more here.

Haley Farrar and Lindsey Pointer

“If we can get people to sit down together and have a space where respectful conversation can unfold, then empathy is going to follow. It gives people a chance to understand the need and the story behind what happened,” Lindsey says.

“The empathy goes both ways—the person who caused the harm develops an understanding of the impacts that were felt by others, and those who were impacted learn to see the person who caused the harm as a person, not just as one bad thing that happened. They get a chance to encounter each other’s humanness.”

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