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Circle process helps hold youth accountable for drinking, driving, drug offenses

Posted by on May 27, 2014 in Justice

St. Croix Valley Restorative Justice Program (SCVRJP), based in River Falls, Wisconsin, USA, has developed a unique practice for working with young adults who have been arrested for crimes such as underage drinking, possession of drugs and paraphernalia, disorderly conduct and teen driving offenses.

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Restorative practices improve outcomes and relationships in criminal justice and education settings across Latin America

Posted by on May 27, 2014 in Justice

The Latin American Institute of Restorative Practices, IIRP’s affiliate based in Lima, Peru, has been working for three years to foster the development of restorative practices throughout South America and in Mexico. Jean Schmitz, director of ILAPR, and his colleagues, have provided basic restorative practices training to approximately 1,000 people in seven countries and are having an impact in the fields of education and criminal justice.

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Restorative responses to sexual abuse by clergy

Posted by on May 19, 2014 in Europe, Faith Communities, Justice, Video

In this short video segment, Les Davey, chief executive of IIRP Europe, discusses work his organization has done in Ireland with victims of sexual abuse by clergy, including restorative conferences.

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Restorative justice changing the face of juvenile justice across Idaho

Posted by on Apr 28, 2014 in Justice, Video

There’s a restorative revolution taking place across the U.S. state of Idaho, originating in the field of juvenile justice and radiating out to schools and communities. It began a few years ago and is being driven by a mostly rural eight-county district in south central Idaho.

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Martin Wright reviews Forging Justice: A Restorative Justice Mystery

Posted by on Apr 7, 2014 in Europe, Justice

“A good read, with a realistic introduction to restorative practice as a bonus.” Police detective Claire Cassidy was disillusioned after twelve years pursuing young people – often the same ones repeatedly – in the decaying steel town of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The story mainly follows the case of one teenage girl gang who rob a convenience store.

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UK Ministry of Justice allocates 29 million pounds for restorative justice

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 in Justice

According to a number of reports in the UK, including this one from the Belfast Telegraph: At least £29 million will be made available...

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Guest blog/book review: Forging Justice: The goods on a good story

Posted by on Nov 14, 2013 in Justice, Schools

Anne Martin, director of restorative practices for Shalem Mental Health Network in Ontario, Canada, recently reviewed Margaret...

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Two art exhibits, from victims & offenders, help Brattleboro Community Justice Center celebrate 10 years

Posted by on Nov 11, 2013 in Justice

Brattleboro Community Justice Center (Vermont, USA) presented two exhibits at the city’s monthly art gallery walk to commemorate its...

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Restorative justice program gearing up in Solano County, California

Posted by on Nov 7, 2013 in Justice

The Solano County Bar Association (California), headed by Julie Hilt, executive director, is working to implement a restorative justice...

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Video: Restorative practices in criminal justice: Panel from 16th World Conference

Posted by on Nov 6, 2013 in Justice, Video

This video includes the entire plenary session from day one of the IIRP’s 16th World Conference on the topic of restorative...

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