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Why do we need restorative justice?

Posted by on Sep 19, 2016 in Justice, Video

Brave New Films presents this short, animated film, which explains how restorative justice holds offenders accountable in ways that punitive criminal justice does not.

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Students and parents help reduce serious incidents

Posted by on Aug 30, 2016 in Schools, Video

In this video, IIRP Lecturer and Instructor Mary Jo Hebling emphasizes that engaging students and parents in training and implementation makes a huge difference in improving school climate.

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Re-inventing media through Restorative Narrative

Posted by on Aug 30, 2016 in Community and Family

Engagement, empowerment and resilience — concepts integral to restorative practices — are informing the development of a new genre of media and journalism called Restorative Narrative.

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Working restoratively asks for innovation every day

Posted by on Aug 24, 2016 in Community and Family, Europe, IIRP Graduate School

The people at the Belgian nonprofit, Ligand, are enhancing communication and relationships among young people and families, as well as the surrounding community with innovation as their driving force.

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Refugee camps ripe for restorative action

Posted by on Jul 28, 2016 in Community and Family

During a weeklong residency at a Belgian refugee camp, IIRP Trustee and Regional Representative for IIRP Europe Vidia Negrea employed restorative practices to address harm, problem-solve and build a sense of community and belonging with youth, adults, staff and volunteers from the surrounding community.

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IIRP alumna from Trinidad experiences inclusion and community in classes

Posted by on Jul 27, 2016 in IIRP Graduate School, Justice, Video

Keisha Martinez, a music therapist and adjunct lecturer at the University of the West Indies, says she experienced mutual respect with her classmates and a sense of inclusion and community at the IIRP Graduate School.

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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, is dedicated to changing society by bringing together professionals in the fields of restorative and community justice who seek to repair harm and relationships and restore the safety of communities.

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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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