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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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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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‘Victims in Focus: European & Domestic Perspectives’ (Dublin)

2nd October, 2015 ACJRD 18th Annual Conference The European Directive 201/29/EU on Victims’ Rights “ …establishes minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime [and] ensures that persons who have fallen victim of crime are recognised treated with respect and receive proper protection, support and access to justice. The Directive replaces […]

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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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