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Motivational Interviewing: Change through restorative dialogue

Posted by on Apr 27, 2016 in Justice, Video

Motivational Interviewing: Change through restorative dialogue

Dawn Schantz, Motivational Interviewing consultant for juvenile justice in the state of Pennsylvania, explains how the skill of motivational interviewing can simultaneously hold people to high expectations while also providing support to help them internalize their own motivations for change.

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Visionary leadership creates bright prospects for Costa Rica

Posted by on Feb 24, 2016 in Justice

Visionary leadership creates bright prospects for Costa Rica

Their National Restorative Justice Program is providing a humane, democratic process and proving more cost-effective than traditional criminal justice. Magistrate Doris Arias Madrigal, who is spearheading the program, will speak at the IIRP Latinoamérica Conference this June.

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Family engagement helps young people make positive change

Posted by on Nov 19, 2015 in Justice

Family engagement helps young people make positive change

“It felt very much like a partnership, like ‘we’re all enrolled in this program together,'” says Kathleen Taylor, whose son participated in CSF Buxmont’s Restorative Reporting Centers (RRC), an IIRP model program for adjudicated youth, in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

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Can restorative practices prevent war?

Posted by on Jul 23, 2015 in Justice, Research

Can restorative practices prevent war?

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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Peace Alliance embraces restorative practices

Posted by on Jun 30, 2015 in Justice

Peace Alliance embraces restorative practices

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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Featured Presenter: Vidia Negrea

Posted by on May 7, 2015 in Justice

Featured Presenter: Vidia Negrea

Vidia Negrea 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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Chaplain touts restorative justice for Canada’s prisons

Posted by on Apr 24, 2015 in Canada, Justice

Chaplain touts restorative justice for Canada’s prisons

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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UK needs nat. association of volunteer restorative practitioners

Posted by on Feb 19, 2015 in Europe, Justice

UK needs nat. association of volunteer restorative practitioners

In this guest post, Ian D. Marder, Ph.D. student, School of Law, University of Leeds, UK, and Founder, Community of Restorative Researchers, argues that given the increasingly widespread use of volunteer restorative facilitators, a national organization could strengthen their work for everyone’s benefit.

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Healing the dark undercurrent of sexual violence

Posted by on Jan 28, 2015 in Europe, Justice

Healing the dark undercurrent of sexual violence

One in Four, a Dublin, Ireland-based organization that works to support adult victims of childhood sexual abuse, offers restorative services for clients and uses the practices to provide a new level of support and structure for staff.

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Hungarian practitioner joins Trustees

Posted by on Aug 27, 2014 in Europe, IIRP Graduate School, Justice

Hungarian practitioner joins Trustees

“When they use restorative practices, professionals suddenly get back their self-esteem,” says Vidia Negrea, director of Community Service Foundation of Hungary. Negrea was appointed this month by the International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP) Board of Trustees.

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