Barb Caffrey

Barb Caffrey

Barb Caffrey is a writer, editor, and musician from Racine, Wisconsin with a strong interest in restorative justice and conflict resolution. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside with a Bachelor of Arts in Music and obtained her Master's of Music (Saxophone) from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is a published author with numerous short stories and one novel to her credit, and while a Master's candidate in the music department, wrote opinion and arts and entertainment articles for her college newspaper, The Daily Nebraskan.




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Unbroken Circles for Schools - Book Review (05/15/15)
"Unbroken Circles for Schools" is an excellent nonfiction read about conflict, social justice, and restorative justice. Mr. Johnson's premise is that our criminal justice system is doing juvenile offenders a grave disservice. Rather than sending juvenile offenders into the prison system (where they mostly learn only to re-offend), we need to teach the principles of restorative justice instead -- and where else should these principles be taught but in the schools?