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NACRJ director to present on social justice at IIRP World Conference

Posted by on Jul 26, 2016 in Justice

Dr. Michael Gilbert, executive director of the National Association of Community and Restorative Justice (NACRJ) and associate professor at University of Texas, San Antonio, explains how NACRJ helps professionals working in isolation come together to change society.

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Restorative justice and the future of racial dynamics

Posted by on Jun 28, 2016 in Justice

Kay Pranis, peacemaking circles expert and featured presenter at the IIRP Latinoamérica Conference in June, discusses a restorative process for how we can heal racial wounds based on an understanding victims’ needs.

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Restorative practices takes a seat at the table for important national conversations

Posted by on Jun 28, 2016 in Higher Education, IIRP Graduate School, Leadership

In May and June, the International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP) participated in three important national conversations on major issues facing the nation’s communities, colleges and schools.

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IIRP alumnus to present on his innovative college program at 21st World Conference

Posted by on Jun 7, 2016 in Community and Family, Higher Education

Rick Kelly, a professor in the Child and Youth Care (CYC) program at George Brown College (Toronto), has created a hub for restorative practices to support practical learning and social innovation by students at his college.

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Building social capital through participatory decision-making

Posted by on May 27, 2016 in Community and Family, Schools

At the Citizen University National Conference, IIRP Director of Continuing Education Keith Hickman, discusses how restorative practices can reduce suspensions of students of color by changing the dynamic of authority relationships in schools and communities.

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Building and Sustaining a Restorative City in Detroit, Michigan, USA

Posted by on May 26, 2016 in Community and Family, IIRP Graduate School

The International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP) is embarking on an unprecedented initiative to improve the lives of children and families in Detroit by mobilizing a “whole-neighborhood” approach, individuals will be active stewards of their community.

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Motivational Interviewing is effective and restorative

Posted by on May 16, 2016 in Community and Family, Justice

In this guest blog, Professor John Braithwaite, who leads the Peacebuilding Compared project and is the founder of RegNet School of Regulation and Global Governance at the Australian National University, discusses the parallels between Motivational Interviewing and restorative practices and describes a framework for understanding why these approaches work.

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Helping people help themselves with Motivational Interviewing

Posted by on May 16, 2016 in Justice

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a collaborative, restorative dialogue process that supports people in identifying their goals and achieving positive changes in their lives.

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IIRP founder taking restorative in new directions

Posted by on May 5, 2016 in IIRP Graduate School, Theory

Ted Wachtel, founder of the International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP) Graduate School, who stepped down as IIRP president last summer, has launched a new website, Building a New Reality, as a platform for sharing his ideas about the implications of restorative practices in the areas of politics, governance and economics.

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Motivational Interviewing: Change through restorative dialogue

Posted by on Apr 27, 2016 in Justice, Video

Dawn Schantz, Motivational Interviewing consultant for juvenile justice in the state of Pennsylvania, explains how the skill of motivational interviewing can simultaneously hold people to high expectations while also providing support to help them internalize their own motivations for change.

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