Facing Forward Open Evening

    Thanks to everyone who came along to the Facing Forward Opening Evening A great turn out for the Facing Forward Opening Evening Wednesday 17th June where we discussed the work of Facing Forward, the developments, challenges and possibilities in having Restorative Justice used in cases where harm and /or serious crime has occurred. […]

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Media coverage of Sexual Trauma and Abuse: Restorative and Transformative Possibilities?

  The research Sexual Trauma and Abuse: Restorative and Transformative Possibilities? was launched today Monday 1st December 2014 in Dublin Castle. The research a collaboration between Facing Forward  Dr Marie Keenan of the School of Applied Social Science at UCD and Bernadette Fahy, a counselling psychologist, was widely covered in the  media today. 1/12/2014 Read Irish Times Press […]

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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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