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Restorative Circles: A Reentry Planning Process for Hawaii Inmates

Volume 70 Number 1
June 2006

Restorative Circles, part of a pilot reentry program in Hawaii beginning in 2005, help inmates understand that their actions have impacts on their victims, families, and the larger community. Offenders are encouraged to take responsibility for their past actions, plan the future beyond prison, and acknowledge the strengths they can use to get there.