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Laurier students put city focus on restorative justice
from the article by Mike Peeling in Brant News: The week of Nov. 16 to Nov. 23 has been proclaimed Restorative Justice Week thanks to 152 Laurier Brantford students. Wilfrid Laurier University lecturer Thomas Rose teaches a class which inspired the students' efforts. Two weeks into the school term, Rose put the idea to the second-year class that they could campaign the City of Brantford to recognize the need for a new approach to the justice system.,,,
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Survey on restorative justice teaching programmes
from the announcement by the European Forum for Restorative Justice: What: The Leuven institute of Criminology (LINC) and the European Forum for Restorative Justice (EFRJ) are happy to announce the dawn of an online database regarding courses on Restorative Justice. This database hopes to include all the courses at the university and university college level available worldwide. With the combined efforts of those teaching Restorative Justice we can make this a success!
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Howard Zehr shifts to leading role in new restorative justice institute
from the article by Lora Steiner and Bonnie Price Lofton on Howard widely known as the “grandfather of restorative justice,” will step aside from his teaching role at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) after the spring 2013 semester and begin co-leading the newly established Zehr Institute for Restorative Justice. The leaders of EMU’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP) announced the founding of the Zehr Institute at the end of the fall 2012 semester, after persuading Zehr to let the institute carry his name. They also asked Zehr to remain a faculty member in a non-teaching role with the title Distinguished Professor of Restorative Justice.
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Online Certificate in Restorative Justice course offered at Simon Fraser University
from SFU's Management and Professional Programs: Restorative justice takes a community-minded approach to conflict resolution. Simon Fraser University’s part-time, one-year Certificate in Restorative Justice, offered entirely online, will give you the knowledge and skills you need to resolve conflict in a way that promotes healing and restoration rather than punishment. To find out more about this three-course certificate and download an application form, please visit us at or contact us at 778-782-8000 or
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This website contains some of Jonathan Burnside’s work exploring the relationship between law, theology and criminology from theoretical and applied perspectives, beginning with Relational Justice: Repairing the Breach (1994, Waterside Press). (Description from Website.)
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In close cooperation with Circles UK, a new Circles of Support and Accountability initiative began in the Netherlands in 2009. A project organisation called Programme Bureau Circles NL was created was created in the Centre for Safety Policy and Criminal Justice of the Avans University of Applied Sciences and the Dutch Probation Services. It provides training, research, information and auditing /certification of running COSA projects.
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Let's talk it over
from Julia Proctor's article in The Age: Course road test: Bachelor of arts (advocacy and mediation) at Victoria University Sounds a bit different . . . Funny you should say that. This three-year degree, at VU's Footscray Park campus in Melbourne's west, is unusual, says course co-ordinator Deborah Tyler, who adds that there is nothing else quite like it in Australia. The course brings together elements of social policy, law and conflict-resolution training, preparing students for positions involving advocacy or mediation on behalf of disadvantaged groups or individuals involved in conflict.
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Christian colleges/universities in US with peace studies programs
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Instructor: Shann Ferch. School: Gonzaga University. Date: Fall 2008. Description: The key learning theme I want students to understand is the idea of emotional discipline based in love that calls a person toward meaningful responses to human suffering. Such responses are grounded in discernment regarding human conflict, oppression, power, and harm, and the opportunities – personal, familial, societal and global - that rise from the crucible of potential that is our humanity.
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File Restorative Justice
Instructor: Lydia Voigt. School: Loyola University New Orleans. Date: Spring 2007. Description: This course offers a critical review of Restorative Justice (RJ) including a consideration of its definitions, historical roots, theoretical origins, key principles and substantive practices, global policies and programs, controversial issues, and future directions and possibilities. The course brings together a wide range of perspectives encompassing historical, philosophical, religious, political, sociological, anthropological, criminological, economic, and legal considerations. The course also provides a critical assessment of the potential of Restorative Justice as well as its limitations. Finally, special attention is given to the implications of Restorative Justice for our personal lives and for society.
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