Irish Restorative Practices Resources

  The Restorative Practices Strategic Forum and the Childhood Development Initiative,  launched two important new resources for the support of Restorative Practices in Ireland. “Towards Excellence in Restorative Practice – A Quality Assurance Framework for Organisations and Practitioners”, by Dr. Kieran O’Dwyer Download a copy here “Community-Wide Restorative Practices: an Implementation Guide”, by CDI download a […]

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September 2014: Training with Justice Janine Geske

  Facing Forward were  delighted to host  Justice Janine Geske from Wisconsin U.S.A, Restorative Justice facilitator, trainer and advocate. During her time with Facing Forward she spoke to the District Court judges at a training seminar, we met the Chief Justice Susan Denham, Prison Governors from Mountjoy campus and some lawyers.  The Training went well, over fifty came […]

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Catherine O’Connell in the Journal of Mediation and Conflict Resolution

    Catherine O’Connell, Facing Forward Committee member writes about her experience of participating in Restorative Justice in the Edward Kennedy Journal of Mediation and Conflict Resolution please.This article describes the pillars, values and principles of Restorative Justice and the essential components of restorative circles. A specific, circle based, restorative programme that has been running […]

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December – Consultations to develop FETAC Programme Modules in Restorative Practices

Jim McGrath from NetCare has been contracted by CDI on behalf of the Restorative Practices Strategic Forum to develop three FETAC/QQI modules for Restorative Practices training as follow: Level 3: Getting Started with Restorative Practices; Level 5: Restorative Practice Facilitation Skills; Level 6: Design, Delivery and Evaluation of Restorative Practices Training To ensure that these […]

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Childhood Development Initiative (CDI) Evaluation Report

Congratulations to Childhood Development Initiative (CDI) in Tallaght who launched the Evaluation Report of their Restorative Practice Programme and Policy Brief in May. Both are significant contributions to the development of Restorative Practice in Ireland. You can download both reports here. Facing Forward endorses the recommendation outlined in the policy brief including: That all children […]

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