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 […]
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 […]
Barbara Walshe Facing Forward Chairperson and Janine Geske spoke about Restorative Justice on RTE Radio listen here
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 […]
Facing Forward Submission on Restorative Justice to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality
The Joint Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality is undertaking a study in relation to Restorative Justice and has invited written submissions from interested groups or individuals in relation to this topic.
The latest editions of, “The Irish Review of Community Economic Development Law and Policy”, focuses on Restorative Practice. The online journal published by the Northside Community Law and Mediation Centre is available to view at www.nclc.ie/NCLMC-E-Journal-Issue-1-Volume-2.pdf
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 […]