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Restorative Practices Master Class

Restorative Practices Master Class Building Bridges and Restoring Connections Facing Forward are delighted that Real Justice Australia founder, Terry O’Connell, is back in Ireland and is facilitating a one-day Master Class for Restorative Practitioners on Building Bridges and Restoring Connections. The Day will present a unique opportunity to develop your philosophy and practice in a […]

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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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Doing restorative justice in cases of sexual violence: A practical guide

  This publication is one of the outcomes of the two year research project entitled ‘Developing integrated responses to sexual violence: An interdisciplinary research project on the potential of restorative justice’ coordinated by the Leuven Institute of Criminology, University of Leuven (Belgium) between March 2013 and February 2015. Download the practice guide here.

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Moving on – a short film about restorative justice by RJC

  Moving on shows Lucy, the victim of a mugging, replaying events endlessly in her mind. Only when she meets the mugger in a restorative justice conference is she able to put the incident behind her – it gives her a chance to explain the impact of the crime, and humanises him in the process. […]

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