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Why do we need restorative justice?

Posted by on Sep 19, 2016 in Justice, Video

Why do we need restorative justice?

Brave New Films presents this short, animated film, which explains how restorative justice holds offenders accountable in ways that punitive criminal justice does not.

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IIRP alumna from Trinidad experiences inclusion and community in classes

Posted by on Jul 27, 2016 in IIRP Graduate School, Justice, Video

IIRP alumna from Trinidad experiences inclusion and community in classes

Keisha Martinez, a music therapist and adjunct lecturer at the University of the West Indies, says she experienced mutual respect with her classmates and a sense of inclusion and community at the IIRP Graduate School.

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NACRJ director to present on social justice at IIRP World Conference

Posted by on Jul 26, 2016 in Justice

NACRJ director to present on social justice at IIRP World Conference

Dr. Michael Gilbert, executive director of the National Association of Community and Restorative Justice (NACRJ) and associate professor at University of Texas, San Antonio, is dedicated to changing society by bringing together professionals in the fields of restorative and community justice who seek to repair harm and relationships and restore the safety of communities.

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Restorative justice and the future of racial dynamics

Posted by on Jun 28, 2016 in Justice

Restorative justice and the future of racial dynamics

Kay Pranis, peacemaking circles expert and featured presenter at the IIRP Latinoamérica Conference in June, discusses a restorative process for how we can heal racial wounds based on an understanding victims’ needs.

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Motivational Interviewing is effective and restorative

Posted by on May 16, 2016 in Community and Family, Justice

Motivational Interviewing is effective and restorative

In this guest blog, Professor John Braithwaite, who leads the Peacebuilding Compared project and is the founder of RegNet School of Regulation and Global Governance at the Australian National University, discusses the parallels between Motivational Interviewing and restorative practices and describes a framework for understanding why these approaches work.

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Helping people help themselves with Motivational Interviewing

Posted by on May 16, 2016 in Justice

Helping people help themselves with Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a collaborative, restorative dialogue process that supports people in identifying their goals and achieving positive changes in their lives.

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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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