The Higher Ground Workshop Series is a restorative justice centered program focused on raising an offender’s awareness of the full impact of their crimes from their victim’s perspective.
This program and facilitators’ manual was developed by Leonard Scovens, co-author of the award winning book with Agnes Furey, Wildflowers in the Median.The manual is based on the concept of restorative justice. We greatly appreciate your donations and the positive changes they make possible in the lives of prisoners, their families and communities.
“Leonard Scovens has approached the restorative justice prison reform issue from the unique perspective of the inmate. In restorative justice’s shift to victim-led approaches, few have given second thought to offender- led approaches. Honest and real, his program is a piece of a much greater puzzle aimed square at changing prisons from places of punishment to houses of reform and rehabilitation.”
Your donations will cover the costs for printing and mailing the manuals.
(1) To enable prisoners to be aware of the impact of their choices.
(2) To encourage prisoners to alter their behavior and thinking to help them succeed in their reintegration into society.
(3) To break the cycles of abuse, addiction, ignorance and poverty that creates more victims, criminals, and loss than is tolerable in our society.
(4) To provide a safe space where both survivors of crime and offenders can heal, grow and move beyond the resentment and pain that are the direct consequences of crime and loss.
The second phase of the HGWS transitions into a focus on the consequences of an offenders choices.
Kenneth Johnson, author of Unbroken Circles for Schools and restorative justice practitioner.
Katya Sabaroff Taylor, author of the foreword to Wildflowers in the Median and the forthcoming, Prison Wisdom.
With two weeks left in the regular season, the Miami Dolphins currently hold the seventh seed in the AFC after starting the season with a 1-7 record in their first eight games. Their winning streak has certainly helped, but if they want to play postseason football, they still have some work to do.
The Raiders could catch Miami due to tiebreakers if they win this week, and New England’s loss would have the two teams tied going into the final week of the regular season where they play each other.
For Miami to move up one spot and flip with New England, they will have to beat the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. That’s no easy task. However, they’d also need some help from two other teams. They’d need the Jacksonville Jaguars to defeat the Patriots and the Indianapolis Colts to beat the Raiders.
FOXBORO — Postgame notes from the Patriots’ 26-6 victory over the Jets, courtesy of the New England P.R. department:
— Belichick now has 250 regular-season wins, tying Tom Landry for third all-time. He trails Don Shula (328) and George Halas (318).
— The Patriots earned the top seed in the AFC playoff field for seventh time (2003, ’07, ’10, ’11, ’14, ’16 and ’17). That’s the most top seeds in the NFL since the present playoff system was instituted in 1990. Since the seeding system was instituted in 1975, the Patriots’ seven No. 1 seeds trail only the 49ers and Broncos, who both have eight.