Edge of Amazing: Fast Track Session - Restorative Practices
A Living Case Study of Casino Road
Collaborative project dedicated to supporting Casino
Breaking down barriers between siloed agencies and
sectors to align our work to common goals
Jointly funded through the Whitehorse Foundation and
United Way of Snohomish County
Started Spring of 2017
Current Project: Bringing a “Community Hub” to Casino
Relationships are a basic human need
Relationships strengthen communities because:
They help prevent us from harming one another in the
When harm does happen (because it will – we’re human)
we are able to respond to that harm in a way that doesn’t
cause the community to fall apart and hopefully actually
repairs the harm done
Restorative Practices is an emerging field in social
science that studies “how to strengthen relationships
between individuals as well as social connections
within communities.” - IIRP
“human beings are happier, more cooperative and
productive, and more likely to make positive changes
in their behavior when those in positions of authority
do things with them, rather than to them or for
them.” - IIRP
High support, but high accountability
Using “I feel statements”
Promotes authenticity and vulnerability
Shows how you experienced the impact of someone’s
Was the process for making a decisions inclusive?
Was the process agreed upon and transparent?
Outcome is acceptable even if it doesn’t work in our
favor because the process was fair
Lesson6 Real resources follow real priorities.
Restorative Practice is a way of being.
Implicit bias and power differentials matter.
Find a community Restorative champion.
Invest in an internal Restorative champion.
Make it formal.
Real resources follow real priorities.