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Working restoratively with Roma

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

Working restoratively with Roma

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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Featured Presenter: Borbála Fellegi

Posted by on May 7, 2015 in Community and Family

Featured Presenter: Borbála Fellegi

Borbála Fellegi, Ph.D., will be a featured presenter at the IIRP Europe 2015 conference. The conference, entitled “From Dream to Reality: Dawning of a New Social Science,” will be held June 10-12, 2015, in Budapest, Hungary.

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Researcher and skilled practitioner joins IIRP faculty

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

Researcher and skilled practitioner joins IIRP faculty

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 and Family, Europe, IIRP Europe Conference 2015, Video

Action research in a Hungarian village

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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New Dutch law puts family power first

Posted by on Feb 13, 2015 in Community and Family, Europe

New Dutch law puts family power first

The Dutch parliament amends the country’s Law on Child Welfare to give every citizen of the Netherlands the right to make their own plan first when social services has been called upon to intervene in the care of a child or adolescent.

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Netherlands’ mayor invites village to a family group conference

Posted by on Feb 12, 2015 in Community and Family, Europe

Netherlands’ mayor invites village to a family group conference

Watch a video trailer for Letter of the Mayor, a documentary showing what happens when a community struggling with a variety of quality of life issues comes together in a Family Group Conference to build relationships and solve their problems themselves.

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Serious offenders make a change

Posted by on Jul 31, 2014 in Community and Family, Justice

Serious offenders make a change

Across the state of Vermont, nearly 50 serious offenders, who are considered high-risk to reoffend, are meeting weekly with small teams of volunteers who have signed on to hold them accountable for their past criminal behavior and to support them to become contributing members of society. These offenders have very little family and community support, and Circles of Accountability, or CoSAs, are formed around the released offenders to help them make the transition back to the community.

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Jamaica on the long road to social restoration

Posted by on Jun 25, 2014 in Community and Family, Justice

Jamaica on the long road to social restoration

“My goal is to make Jamaica a restorative country,” said Carol Palmer, Permanent Secretary of the Jamaican Ministry of Justice. This article looks at the establishment of seven Community Restorative Justice Centers working officially in 11 communities and other efforts in Jamaica to spread restorative justice to communities, the criminal justice system and schools.

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Everyday restorative language helps parents of teens struggling with alcohol and drugs

Posted by on Jun 25, 2014 in Community and Family

Everyday restorative language helps parents of teens struggling with alcohol and drugs

When teenagers turn to drugs and alcohol in ways that damage their lives and relationships, it’s challenging to help them turn their lives around. This article explores how everyday language can be used within a restorative framework to help parents of teens struggling with drug abuse and addiction to reintegrate in a healthy way with their families, schools, friends and communities.

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Video: Progress on the road to restore the Motor City

Posted by on Dec 18, 2013 in Community and Family, Video

Video: Progress on the road to restore the Motor City

Henry McClendon, a pastor, program officer with the Skillman Foundation and IIRP licensed trainer and board member, delivered this talk at the IIRP’s 16th World Conference in October, 2013, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA. View “Henry McClendon: Progress on the Road to Restorative the Motor City” on...

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