30
Jul

From Restorative Communities, to Restorative Cities to Restorative States

“My approach to building “restorative communities” is centred on the belief that global change occurs at the local level.” (Lee Rush, speaker from the US) Can you imagine an office for victims that is accessible to the community citizens? An office that will provide for direct services such as “counselling, financial assistance timely and other...
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30
Jul

Restorative Practice in Schools – beyond behaviour management?

Some leading experts understand the restorative approach in schools as a great way to manage behaviour. Amongst those presenting at RJ World are David Vinegrad, a well experienced trainer and conference facilitator in teacher education with wide ranging experience with international and Australian schools. Laura Mooiman, an international educational consultant based in the Netherlands, will...
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30
Jul

Culture change starts in schools: Meet the international changemakers behind the movement

„Empathy: The heart of difficult conversations” This is the first sentence you encounter on Michelle Stowe’s Website of the initiative she runs, called Connect RP. Michelle is one of our Irish presenters at the virtual conference RJ World 2020. More than 20 speakers from 7 different countries will be sharing their experience and insights around...
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24
Jul

Free Issue: The International Journal of Restorative Justice

All attendees can receive online access to the the full issue of  The International Journal of Restorative Justice (TIJRJ). Click on this link to view and access all articles in the free issue: elevenjournals.com/tijdschrift/TIJRJ/. TIJRJ features articles about restorative justice. Each issue starts with an ‘Editorial’ by a leading restorative justice expert, followed by academic...
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22
Jul

Europe leads the way in restorative cities

Get to know the EFRJ “Restorative Cities” Working Group What… actually … does the concept of “Restorative Cities” mean? To get some clarity on this, I visited the Website of the European Forum For Restorative Justice (EFRJ), where I stumbled across the following explanation: “Restorative Cities aim at disseminating restorative values (inclusion, participation, respect, responsibility,...
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22
Jul

Dr Sandra Pavelka: beyond retributive systems in the US.

USA / Legal and judicial Biography: Dr. Sandra Pavelka serves as Professor and Founding Director of the Institute for Youth and Justice Studies at Florida Gulf Coast University. Dr. Pavelka previously served as Project Administrator of the Balanced and Restorative Justice (BARJ) Project, funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, US DOJ....
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22
Jul

A framework for environmental restorative justice – Dr Brunilda Pali

Belgium / Environmental justice Dr. Brunilda Pali is a senior researcher at the Leuven Institute of Criminology, KU Leuven, Belgium. She is currently also Secretary of the European Forum for Restorative Justice (EFRJ). Her areas of interest are gender, critical social theory, restorative justice, cultural and critical criminology, environmental justice, and arts. Her research website...
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21
Jul

Restorative school culture in Finland – Dr Maija Gellin

Finland / Youth justice / Schools Dr Maija Gellin is the director of the programme for restorative approach in education and schools (VERSO-programme) in Finland. She has also worked as a mediation officer under the victim-offender mediation service. She is giving lectures on restorative approach at Univ Helsinki and Univ Lapland as well as in...
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