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Chaplain touts restorative justice for Canada’s prisons

Posted by on Apr 24, 2015 in Canada, Justice

A Quaker chaplain, social worker and restorative justice practitioner says restorative justice is an effective way to make life safer for corrections officers, cheaper for the taxpayer and helps rehabilitate offenders into the community.

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Building community in a Los Angeles school

Posted by on Apr 24, 2015 in Schools

Once, gang fights, suspensions and expulsions were the norm at Markham Middle School. With the introduction of restorative practices, a culture change has happened in this school, located in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.

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Pittsburgh to transform climate in 23 schools

Posted by on Apr 24, 2015 in Schools

Pittsburgh Public Schools announced their plan to implement the IIRP’s SaferSanerSchools Whole-School Change program in 23 schools to improve learning and reduce suspensions. The schools will also be part of a RAND research project funded by a $3 million Justice Department grant.

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Restorative faith communities

Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in Canada, Europe, Faith Communities

What does a ministry of reconciliation look like so that conflict is neither ignored and left to fester nor responded to, creating more harm? How can a congregation become conflict-friendly, learning and growing through responding well to conflict? Read a guest post by Anne Martin.

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IIRP welcomes new lecturer Borbála Fellegi

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015 in Community, Europe, IIRP Graduate School

The IIRP welcomes Borbála Fellegi, Ph.D., who will join the IIRP faculty in July 2015 as lecturer. A resident of Budapest, Hungary, Borbála is a researcher, mediator, conference and peacemaking-circle facilitator, as well as a trainer and lecturer in restorative justice, restorative practices and mediation.

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Action research in a Hungarian village

Posted by on Apr 17, 2015 in Community, Europe, IIRP Europe Conference 2015, Video

Dr. Borbála Fellegi, PhD., director of Foresee Research Group, introduces her work exploring the benefits and challenges of conflict resolution processes in a Hungarian village. She will present on her research at the IIRP Europe Conference, “From Dream to Reality: Dawning of the New Social Science” in Budapest, Hungary, June 10-12, 2015.

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Even standardized testing can be restorative

Posted by on Apr 15, 2015 in Model Program, Schools

Standardized testing causes stress for many students, but at Buxmont Academy Elementary Program at Pottstown (Pennsylvania) staff use restorative circles to reduce stress and engage students in making the tests work for them.

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March 2015 restorative practices news roundup

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015 in News Roundup

President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing recommends restorative practices; report on Chicago Public Schools says suspension rates decreased while perceptions of school safety improved; all victims in Norfolk-Suffolk, UK, will be given chance to meet offenders; plus more in schools and justice.

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Taking a right stand with Nashville students

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015 in Schools

STARS Nashville provides incorporates restorative practices to provide prevention, intervention and treatment services to address bullying, substance abuse and violence in schools, and with youth, families and communities across central Tennessee.

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A middle school heals after averting tragedy

Posted by on Mar 20, 2015 in Schools

A serious cyber-threat closed down a middle school in Maine for three days. Thanks to their preliminary training in “restorative practices,” the school community found a way to help each other feel safe and turn the incident into an opportunity to build a stronger school community.

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