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A COLLECTION OF INTERNATIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS FOR PRACTITIONERS BY PRACTITIONERS

Remaking Justice after Sexual Violence: Essays in Conventional, Restorative, and Innovative Justice
by Professor Kathleen Daly. In 1995 I moved half-way round the world, from the United States to Australia, to understand a new idea, ‘restorative justice’, and to see what it was like in practice. What provoked me to pack up all my stuff and leave family and friends? Two years before the move, John Braithwaite sent me a paper on ‘community conferencing’ in New South Wales....
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Re-negotiating Relationships – Supporting the peace process in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea through dialogue and restorative interventions – Dr Serge Loode, Director, Peace and Conflict Studies Institute Australia (PaCSIA)
Since 2015 I have worked in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea (PNG) through my non-government organisation Peace and Conflict Studies Institute Australia (PaCSIA). From 1989 to 1998, Bougainville, politically a part of PNG, suffered the worst armed conflict in the Pacific after the Second World War. Environmental degradation and social disintegration caused by the Panguna gold and copper mine, as well as...
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The role of apology in restorative conversations
This month we're revisiting one of our favourite presentations from the RJ World conference - 'The Role of Apology in Restorative Conversations' by Cath Forster and Jo Chamberlain. Cath Forster works as a Restorative Facilitator in schools within Aotearoa, New Zealand for Te Whai Toi Tangata - part of Te Whare Wananga o Waikato, Waikato University, alongside her own work. She is based on the Kapiti...
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Working to change school culture in Georgia (Europe)
Chris Straker, ex-Board Director of Restorative Practices International (RPI) and current RPI member, has been working with Nino Shatberashvili, to advocate and advance restorative practices in the Georgian education system. In this blog post, Chris interviewed Nino about the work she does. Chris: What drives you to do the work you do? Nino: I come from the child welfare sphere and have seen many very unfortunate...
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RPI Education Series – Nathan Wallis
Neural pathways and restorative pathways: one and the same! Book here! Book here!
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Spinning plates – moving beyond the story……
A glimpse into my world….. Working in Restorative Justice Drawn to trauma informed principles and client centred practice, with foundational work in Social Work, Mediation (Family), Supervision and Education, I began working in Restorative Justice as a Restorative Engagement Facilitator with those experiencing abuse/violence, as a specialist for the Defence Abuse Response Taskforce (currently the Commonwealth Ombudsman – DEFENCE). Over the past few years my work...
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Restorative practice and Convivenci in schools
The Spanish word “convivencia” is a term without a corresponding English translation. It means living with others in a way people feel comfortable, behaving kindly and cooperating with each other. From peer mediation to the restorative approach I am part of a restorative practice association in the Balearic Islands (Spain). I started my restorative path when I was working on peer mediation. At the time (2007),...
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RJ World 2022 offers 50 speakers from 6 continents for 8-day eConference.
50 restorative justice presenters from 6 continents connecting with hundreds of delegates in a private social network is the formula for RJ World 2022 eConference. It enables like-minded folk from around the world to experience an abundance of inspiring interaction and learning – in the comfort of their own home. Using a combination of pre-recorded and live presentations, the delegates can watch and interact throughout the week....
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