Lorenn’s Articles on Restorative Justice
(If  you have trouble downloading an article please email me for a copy.)

Walker, (in press), Restorative Reentry Planning Circles for Imprisoned People. European Conference on Restorative and Therapeutic Justice, San Sebastian, Spain.

Walker, (2017) Restorative Justice & Race Inequality, Hawai‘i, USA. In T. Gavrielides, 25 Restorative Justice case studies, RJ4ALL Publications: London. (https://www.theogavrielides.com/product-page/25-restorative-justice-case-studies)

Walker & Tarutani, 2017. Restorative justice and violence against women: an effort to decrease the victim-offender overlap and increase healing. In D. Halder  & K. Jaishankar  (Eds.) Therapeutic Jurisprudence and Overcoming Violence against Women. Hershey, PA:IGI Global. (PDF draft)

Walker, 2016, Brazil’s APAC Prisons: Applying a Restorative Justice, Solution-Focused, and Public Health Approach. In Wright (Ed.) Lawyers as Changemakers: The Global Integrative Law Movement, Chicago, Illinois:American Bar Association.

Walker, 2016, Restorative Practices in Hawai’i’s for Juveniles. In K. Jaishankar, (Ed.) Interpersonal Criminology, New York, NY:CRC Press Taylor & Francis Group. (PDF draft)

Walker, (2015) Reentry circles for the innocent: the psychological benefits of restorative justice and taking responsibility in response to injustice, In Ed. Gavrielides, The Psychology of Restorative Justice: Managing the Power Within, Farnham: Ashgate Publishing.

Walker, Tarutani & McKibben, 2015, Benefits of Restorative Reentry Circles for Children of Incarcerated Parents in Hawai’i, in Promoting the Participation of Children across the Globe: From Social Exclusion To Child-Inclusive Policies, Eds. Gal & Faedi Duramy, London: Oxford University Press.

Walker & Kobayashi, 2015, Restorative & Therapeutic Reentry Rituals. In Offender release and supervision:The role of Courts and the use of discretion , Ed. Evans, Netherlands: Wolf Legal Publishing.

Walker, 2015, Applied positive criminology: Reentry and transition planning circles for incarcerated people and their loved ones, In Positive Criminology: The Good Can Overcome the Bad , Eds. Ronel & Segev, London: Routledge Books.

Walker, 2013, Restorative Justice: Definition & Purpose, In van Wormer & Walker, 2013, Restorative Justice Today: Practical Applications, Los Angles, CA: Sage.

Walker, 2013, Remembering Bob Shapel: A Prison Dialogue at Walla Walla , In van Wormer & Walker, 2013, Restorative Justice Today: Practical Applications, Los Angles, CA: Sage.

2013, 3 articles in English and French about a restorative dialogue for the murder & loss of Bob Shapel held at Washington State Penitentiary July, 2011 — 2 participants (victim & offender) and the facilitator wrote short essays: Walker, Witnessing and Being Present With Suffering: A Power of Restorative Dialogue; Hansen, Picking Up the Pieces: Confronting a Killer; Schorr, Restorative Dialogue: If You Have the Opportunity, It’s Worth It, Inspiring Innovation, Restorative Justice Week 2013, Correctional Service Canada.

Walker, Johnson & van Wormer, 2013, Brazil’s Restorative Prisons, In van Wormer & Walker, 2013, Restorative Justice Today: Practical Applications, Los Angles, CA: Sage.

Walker, 2013, Restorative Celebrations for Parolee and Probationer Completion: The Importance of Ritual for Reentry, In van Wormer & Walker, 2013, Restorative Justice Today: Practical Applications, Los Angles, CA:Sage.

Walker, 2012, Solution-Focused Reentry and Transition Planning for Imprisoned People. In De Jong & Berg’s Interviewing for Solutions. New York: Norton.

Facilitator Development and Training for Reentry Planning Circles , Walker, Offender Programs Report: Social and Behavioral Rehabilitation in Prisons, Jails and the Community, 16:1, 1, 11-16, May/June, 2012.

Huikahi Restorative Circles: Group Process for Self-Directed Reentry Planning and Family Healing, European Journal of Probation, Walker, October 2010, 2:2, p. 76-95 link to article.

Huikahi Restorative Circles: A Public Health Approach for Reentry Planning, Walker & Greening, Federal Probation Journal, June 2010, Vol. 74:1. link to article.

You’re Gonna Make It: Reentry Planning at a Hawai’i Women’s Prison, Walker, in Van Wormer’s Working with Female Offenders: A Gender-Sensitive Approach, Wiley: New Jersey, 2010, p. 178 – 182.

Modified Restorative Circles: A Reintegration Group Planning Process That Promotes Desistance, Walker, Contemporary Justice Review, Vol. 12, No. 4, December 2009, 419-431.

Restorative Circles: Helping Imprisoned People & Loved Ones Meet Their Needs, October 2009, Correctional Service of Canada Restorative Justice Week Kit.

Pono Kaulike: Reducing Violence with Restorative Justice and Solution-Focused Approaches, Walker & Hayashi, Federal Probation Journal, June 2009 Vol 73, No. 1, 23-27.
additional link.

Restorative Justice is a Mandated Component of Hawai’is Reentry System, Brady and Walker, Justice Connections, Issue 6, Summer 2008.

Waikiki Youth Circles: Homeless Youth Learn Goal Setting Skills, Walker, Journal of Family Psychotherapy, Vol. 19(1) 2008.

Implementation of Solution-Focused Skills in a Hawaii Prison, Walker, In Interviewing for Solutions, Berg and DeJong, 2008.

Pono Kaulike: A Hawaii Court Provides Restorative Justice Practices for Healing Relationships, Walker & Hayashi, Federal Probation Journal, Vol. 71, No. 3, 18-24, 2007. additional link.

A Gift of Listening for Hawaii’s Inmates, Walker & Sakai, Corrections Today, December 2006.

Restorative Circles: A Reentry Planning Process for Inmates, Walker, Sakai & Brady, Federal Probation Journal, June 2006, Vol. 70, No. 1. additional link.

E Makua Ana Youth Circles: A Transition Planning Process for Youth Exiting Foster Care, Walker, Connections, No. 21, Fall 2005, a publication of the International Victim Offender Mediation Association (VOMA).

A Cohort Study of ‘Ohana Conferencing in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases, Walker, American Humane Society, Protecting Children, Vol. 19(4), pp. 36 – 46, April 2005.

Pono Kaulike a Pilot Restorative Justice Program, Walker & Hayaashi, Hawaii Bar Journal, May 2004.

Restorative Justice Without Offender Participation: A Pilot Program for Victims, Walker, International Institute for Restorative Practices, February 2004 PDF version.

Conferencing: A Group Process That Promotes Resiliency Publication, Walker, Second International Conference on Conferencing and Circles: Restorative Practice in Action. Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 10-12. August 2000.

Conferencing: A New Approach for Juvenile Justice in Honolulu., Walker, Federal Probation Journal, Vol. 66 (1) June 2002.

Conferencing: Western Application of Indigenous Peoples’ Conflict Resolution Practices, Presented at Fifth National Conference on Family and Community Violence Prevention, April 9, 2001, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

Beyond Policy: Conferencing on Student Behavior Walker, Principal Leadership, Vol. 1 (7) March 2001.

Hawaii Public Housing Implements Conferencing: A Restorative Approach to Conflict Resolution, Walker, Journal of Housing & Community Development, Nov/Dec. 2000.

Other Publications by Lorenn

A short article I was asked to write about the first ever Belgian Xterra Triathlon My 2016 Belgium Xterra Triathlon. Also online at Xterraplanet.com.

Book Review by Lorenn July 2016: The Forgiveness Project: stories for a vengeful age / Dancing with the energy of conflict and trauma: letting go, finding peace in families, communities and nations, Restorative Justice An International Journal, 4:2, 284-287.

Book Review by Lorenn Walker July 2014: “Not guilty: Are the acquitted innocent?” by Givelber & Farrell, 2012, International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology 2014 58: 993.

Healing Through Justice, Northeastern University Law School Magazine, Winter, 2012, London, England 2011.

The Forgiveness Project, London, England 2011.

Strength Identification, Walker, In Doing Something Different: Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Practices, Nelson, Editor, 2010, Routledge: New York.

Passing on the Legacy of Insoo Kim Berg, Walker, November, 2008.

Montessori Leadership Violence Prevention Through Cooperative Learning, May 2008.

Italy’s Inspiring Growth Mindset: How the Juvenile Detention Centre “Ferranti Aporti” Teaches Compassion and Kindness., Italian Juvenile Justice Department, Study Research and International Activities, 03-2008.

Juvenile Violence, 1861 – 1865 (Civil War Era), Walker, In Encyclopedia of Juvenile Violence, edited by Laura Finley, Ph.D., Greenwood Press: Westport, Conn., 2007.

Young and Homeless in Waikiki: What do they need?, Walker, here! urbanism, design and planning, Issue 1, Spring 2006.

Violence Prevention Through Cooperative Education, Reclaiming Children and Youth, 15:1, Spring 2006, pp. 32-36.

Reading Stories to Change the World, Walker, Principal Leadership, October 2005 pp. 42- 47.

Drug Baby Myth and Its Consequences on Children, Walker, Journal of Child and Youth Care, Vol. 13 (4), 1999, pp. 77-82.

Finding Strength From My Fall, Walker, Oxygen Magazine, May/June, 2001, pp. 122-125.

Lorenn’s Op-eds and Other Essays

Invest in ways to keep people out of prison, Honolulu Star Advertiser, December 8, 2016. Walker, Honolulu Star Advertiser, October 14, 2015. (Star Advertiser subscription may be required.)

Money politics delaying needed prison reform. Ganaden & Walker, Honolulu Star Advertiser, October 14, 2015.

Hawai’i needs fewer prisoners, not more prisons. Walker & Merce, Honolulu Star Advertiser, January 7, 2015.

Let’s Focus More On Restorative Justice, Not Just Punishment. Star Advertiser July 3, 2014.

Improving School Disciplinary Policies Would Improve Juvenile Justice System . Star Advertiser December 30, 2013.See the online version here.

Implimenting Restorative Justice in Schools. Star Advertiser February 3, 2013.See the online version here.

Buddha Would Probably Like Restorative Justice Shambala SunSpace March 21, 2013.

Reentry Planning Focusing on Repairing Family Relationships To Increase
Criminal Desistance
, Vera Institute of Justice December 22, 2010.

Incarceration System Needs Overhaul, Star Advertiser November 13, 2011.

Rehabilitation Saves Lives, Money, Honolulu Advertiser, December 21, 2009.


State Must Support Programs to Cut Recidivism
, Honolulu Advertiser, March 17, 2008.


Restorative Justice Better Than the 3-Strikes Law

Honolulu Advertiser Thursday, April 20, 2006.


Prison for Graffiti Will Make Matters Worse

Honolulu Advertiser August 23, 2005.

Mahalo Mr. Burnett!
printed in part in the Honolulu Advertiser September 29, 2001.

Apology is Justice for Many Honolulu Advertiser, May 18 2001.

Publications About Lorenn & Her Work

Freedom of Mind: For the hypnotherapist Stann Reiziss, limitation is merely a matter of perception. By John Wythe White, Hana Hou! February/March 2012 Volume 18 No. 1.

How to Be a Success at Everything: 6 Habits of Resilient People, by Gwen Moran, Fast Company 2014.

Restorative justice helps integrate ex-offenders, by Julia Reynolds, Monterrey Herald.

Restorative Programs Help Hawaii Inmates Reconnect with Community, Abbey J. Porter, September 2007.

Restorative Circles: The Gift of Listening in Waiawa Corrections Facility, The Compassionate Listening Project, 2007.

Let the Healing Begin, Tomonari, Honolulu Magazine November, 2006.

Age is Only a Number to The Women Athletes , Morinaga, January 28, 2003.

Miscellaneous Papers

The Biography of a Nebraska Pioneer, Clarissa Palmer Griswold
(Lorenn’s great grandmother), written between 1929 – 1933.