RC Resources

This purpose of this page is to serve as a repository for resources relating to the Restorative Circle (RC) process developed by Dominic Barter and associates in Brazil. Note: Inclusion on this page does not constitute endorsement.

Dominic Barter

Dominic Barter has been developing the Restorative Circle process in Rio de Janeiro since the mid 1990s. Today RC is a growing community both in Brazil and internationally and a vital part of the global restorative justice movement.

A Restorative Circle is a community process for supporting those in conflict. It brings together the three parties to a conflict – those who have acted, those directly impacted and the wider community – within an intentional systemic context, to dialogue as equals. Participants invite each other and attend voluntarily. The dialogue process used is shared openly with all participants, and guided by a community member. The process ends when actions have been found that bring mutual benefit.

                               ~Dominic Barter



Online Presence

Academic Articles/Chapters


Theses and Doctoral Dissertations

  • Ortega, L. (2014). Examining restorative circles in a school setting: towards an understanding of participant experiences and perceptions (Doctoral dissertation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign). Full text.
  • Vaughn, N.B. (2015). Magic in the circle: A process oriented inquiry into Restorative Circles (Doctoral Dissertation, University of West Georgia).
  • Larsson, B. (2014). Life pathways and narratives of young women who have offended and participated in restorative justice (Doctoral dissertation, University of East Anglia). Full text.

“How to” Articles

Pop Culture Anthologies
(newer content at top)

Workshop Notes

Media Coverage and Blogs
(newer content at top)

Audio and Video

Other International Resources

Local Resources (central Illinois)

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