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July 2015 restorative practices news roundup

Posted by on Jul 29, 2015 in News Roundup

The US Department of Education launched its #RethinkDiscipline Campaign, the Archdiocese of San Francisco supports families of homicide victims, mass incarceration critics speculate the tide is turning against harsh punishment, healthcare workers apologize for their mistakes, plus much more in schools, justice, family & community, the workplace and higher education.

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From the Bronx and here to stay

Posted by on Jul 29, 2015 in Higher Education, Schools

College and high school students showed up to make their voices heard at a conference on restorative practices for New York City schools, at Lehman College in the Bronx, NY, organized by professor David Fletcher, Ed.D., who aims to integrate the practices into teacher education everywhere.

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“Everybody has a voice in our school”

Posted by on Jul 28, 2015 in Schools, Video

Students and teachers from Maine schools that are implementing the SaferSanerSchools Whole-School Change program as part of a 3-year RAND study speak about the positive impact in the classroom of circles and other informal restorative practices.

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Bethlehem, PA, schools, Buxmont Academy partner to educate expelled students

Posted by on Jul 23, 2015 in Model Program

Bethlehem (PA) Area School District Superintendent Joseph Roy, who has spearheaded the implementation of restorative practices in Bethlehem’s high schools, has now proposed a partnership with the IIRP and its model program, Buxmont Academy, to provide a better option for expelled students.

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Can restorative practices prevent war?

Posted by on Jul 23, 2015 in Justice

In the violent borderlands of Pakistan and Afghanistan, restorative justice practitioner Ali Gohar, founder of Just Peace Initiatives, has worked to reinvigorate and reinvent traditional conflict resolution practices.

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Working restoratively with Roma

Posted by on Jun 30, 2015 in Community and Family, Video

During the IIRP Europe 2015 Conference in Budapest, Hungary, Romanian social worker Izabella Kasza discussed her work with a displaced Roma population in the city of Cluj.

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Peace Alliance embraces restorative practices

Posted by on Jun 30, 2015 in Justice

The Peace Alliance, a national grassroots advocacy group that promotes practical methods for reducing violence, transforming conflict and enhancing cooperation, embraces restorative practices as a most promising and rewarding peacebuilding tool.

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June 2015 restorative practices news roundup

Posted by on Jun 30, 2015 in News Roundup

The New York Times reports that young people have a sense of restorative justice; Edspiration hosts podcasts on restorative practices and school climate; Pittsburgh’s new Chief of School Safety supports all school police being trained in restorative practices; plus much more in justice, schools and higher education.

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Engagement and inclusion: The IIRP Europe Budapest Conference

Posted by on Jun 23, 2015 in Europe, IIRP Europe Conference 2015

At the first IIRP Europe Conference, participants heard how restorative practices are overcoming centuries of distrust between the Roma people and others in Romania, reintegrating prison inmates back into society in Hungary and helping heal victims of sexual abuse in Ireland, plus much more.

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May 2015 restorative practices news roundup

Posted by on May 28, 2015 in News Roundup

Schools across the U.S. are “Minding the Discipline Gap”; a restorative diversion program in Tennessee reports, “We’ve had, to date, a zero recidivism rate”; and Dalhousie University issues a report on the restorative process used to address a sexual harassment scandal; plus much more in schools, justice, higher education and family & community.

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