Transforming Conflict -- Restorative Justice in Action
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Restorative Justice processes in the community, in youth and criminal justice systems, in schools, and in workplaces around the world
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Threat Assessment and Risk Management Workshop - Foundational & Advanced

Threat Assessment and Risk Management Workshop - Foundational & Advanced | Transforming Conflict -- Restorative Justice in Action | Scoop.it

Learn to assess and manage threats of workplace violence with internationally recognized leaders in the field

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This training in Vancouver, BC, from 29 April – May 3, 2013, will be a great experience for anyone involved in threat assessment, from novices to experts. Join us!

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Richard Hart's curator insight, March 15, 2013 8:12 PM

This training in Vancouver, BC, from April 29 - May 3, 2013, will be a great experience for anyone dealing with threat assessment, from novices to experts. Join us!

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Review: Crime, Punishment, and Restorative Justice: From the Margins to the Mainstream. —

Review: Crime, Punishment, and Restorative Justice: From the Margins to the Mainstream. — | Transforming Conflict -- Restorative Justice in Action | Scoop.it
by Eric Assur
This is a unique and thought-provoking book from cover to cover. It is not a review of the brief history of restorative justice (RJ).

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A great review -- I'lm looking forward to reading this book.

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News / Restorative Justice Council

News / Restorative Justice Council | Transforming Conflict -- Restorative Justice in Action | Scoop.it

The UK Association of Chief Police Officers has published Restorative Justice Guidance and Minimum Standards


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Important administrative developments in the UK landscape of RJ

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Thousands avoid criminal records in Plymouth by 'making amends'

Thousands avoid criminal records in Plymouth by 'making amends' | Transforming Conflict -- Restorative Justice in Action | Scoop.it
THE number of offenders avoiding criminal records by 'making amends' for their behaviour has trebled in the last five years in Plymouth.Some of the potentially serious crimes resolved in the city...

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It really, really matters what we mean when we use the term, "restorative justice". In our experience, UK police are highly motivated to over-report restorative justice useage due to the reliance on comparative metrics and reporting that have the unintended consequence of pitting department against department. As the result, many "interventions" that are classified by police as restorative are nothing of the sort -- merely "informal" and "non-adjudicative".

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John McDonald gives Restorative Justice keynote at the University of Sydney

John McDonald gives Restorative Justice keynote at the University of Sydney | Transforming Conflict -- Restorative Justice in Action | Scoop.it

John McDonald of ProActive ReSolutions will give the key note address on 'Restorative Justice: Some Big Ideas' at this seminar on restorative justice for adult offenders. The seminar will bring together a panel of experts to offer critical analysis of the emergence and impact of program developments for restorative justice practitioners and professionals.

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John McDonald, one of the world's acknowledged leaders in the field of Restorative Justice, pioneered the introduction of RJ processes into communities, youth and criminal justice system, and workplaces internationally.

 

This seminar is also a launch for the the new book Restorative Justice: Adults and Emerging Practice published by the Sydney Institute of Criminology, to which McDonald contributed. The Honourable Greg Smith, NSW Attorney General and Minister for Justice, will introduce the book.

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John McDonald, one of the world's acknowledged leaders in the field of Restorative Justice, pioneered the introduction of RJ processes into communities, youth and criminal justice system, and workplaces internationally.

 

This seminar is also a launch for the the new book Restorative Justice: Adults and Emerging Practice published by the Sydney Institute of Criminology, to which McDonald contributed. The Honourable Greg Smith, NSW Attorney General and Minister for Justice, will introduce the book.

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To This Day Project - art takes on bullying

To This Day Project - art takes on bullying | Transforming Conflict -- Restorative Justice in Action | Scoop.it

To This Day Project is an amazing work of collaborative, multimedia art based on a spoken word poem written by Shane Koyczan, “To This Day”, which explores the profound and lasting impact that bullying can have on an individual.

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Shifting perspectives starts when the heart moves. Sometimes art is the way in.


This project was undertaken on the premise that "schools and families are in desperate need of proper tools to confront this problem" of bullying.


It's not just schools. And while the words and images here might speak more directly to childhood experiences, they'll also resonate with many adults who have felt targeted by others in their workplaces.


Watch this video. Share it. Think about the people you know who might need your support -- and give it to them.

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ZCommunications | Restorative Justice Is The Heart Of Nonviolent Change by Ken Butigan | ZNet Article

if we’re going to build a more nonviolent world, it will mean more of us speaking up, listening closely and finding innovative ways to cooperate

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From the article: Restorative justice lies at the heart of nonviolent transformation. We are offered opportunities in our every day lives to reach for this option...to study it...or to bring its principles and dynamics to the innumerable struggles for social change that this world so decisively needs.

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JCPS Discipline Code Up for Review, Dramatic Changes Unlikely

Jefferson County Public Schools’ code of conduct for managing discipline are being considered this year. Zero-toerance policies will not likely be removed, though restorative justice langauge may be included.

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Research shows that "exclusionary discipline" approaches are ineffective and harmful to students.


The very zero-tolerance policies that require imposition of fixed penalties for breaching of rules effectively alienate students and push them out of school systems, instead using such instances as opportunities to engage with and socialize students to succeed within the institutional framework of schools -- and in the broader community.


We need a more comprehensive approach that is effective in reducing instances of harmful behavior, reducing recidivism, while also enhancing safety and civility in schools and the community. Restorative justice processes, properly instituted, administered and managed, offer such outcomes.


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Could restorative justice bring education antagonists together? : Ct

Could restorative justice bring education antagonists together? : Ct | Transforming Conflict -- Restorative Justice in Action | Scoop.it
Losing School Board candidate Ananda Mirilli wonders if a practice to repair relationships could ease tensions around the achievement gap in Madison's schools and seek solutions.


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Discussions over the potential for Restorative Justice processes to bridge the gap between stakeholders in a local public education system...


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