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Certificate in Restorative Practice & Mediation Level 8 MH87M

This engaging and interactive programme provides you with skills to help people develop, repair and build relationships where harm, hurt and conflict have happened and to be proactive in building constructive relationships. Participants learn about theory of mediation and restorative practice using core mediation skills transferrable across many contexts. The course is suitable for anyone […]

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Restorative Practices Masterclass

Facing Forward welcomed Terry O’Connell, Australian Pioneer of Restorative Practice for a one day Masterclass at the Dublin Dispute Resolution Centre.  It was a fitting venue for Terry to share his insights gained over 30 years since the days he was a young cop with the New South Wales Police Force.   With empathy and […]

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CRIMINAL JUSTICE (VICTIMS OF CRIME) ACT 2017

Members of Facing Forward made submissions to the Oireachtas in relation to the inclusion of Restorative Justice in the enactment of EU Directive 2012/29/EU into Irish law. The Criminal Justice (Victims of Crime) Act 2017 (Number 28 of 2017) gives the directive statutory recognition in Ireland.   The following are some of the provisions of […]

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Knowing the Right Conversation (Terry O Connell)

Over thirty people attended a three-day intensive work shop on Restorative Practices with pioneer Terry O Connell from New South Wales, Australia. Organised by Facing Forward and held at the Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation, Terry stated that there was something special about ‘holding a workshop at a place like Glencree that had seen […]

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Inspiring Open Meeting on Restorative Justice with Judge ME Ring

Judge Mary Ellen Ring entertained, informed and challenged the large gathering in Whitefriar St. Community Centre, last Tuesday, as she spoke of her (almost!) lifelong interest in and commitment to the practice of Restorative Justice. Her early introduction, at four years of age, involved the presentation of a thank-you bouquet of flowers to her mother. […]

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