Peacemaking Circles

From Crime to Community

Author: Kay Pranis,Barry Stuart,Mark Wedge

Publisher: Living Justice Press

ISBN: 1937141012

Category: Law

Page: 277

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"Peacemaking Circles - From Crime to Community is written by experienced circle practitioners. It reveals the values and principles of circles and how circles can be used to respond to crime, from attending to immediate hurts and needs to changing deeper causes, judges, defense attorneys, prosecuters, probation officers and police as well as victim advocates, offenders and community members can learn what makes the circle space uniquely conducive to working through the complex harms of crime in a good way."

Little Book of Circle Processes

A New/Old Approach To Peacemaking

Author: Kay Pranis

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1680990411

Category: Law

Page: 76

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Our ancestors gathered around a fire in a circle, families gather around their kitchen tables in circles, and now we are gathering in circles as communities to solve problems. The practice draws on the ancient Native American tradition of a talking piece. Peacemaking Circles are used in neighborhoods to provide support for those harmed by crime and to decide sentences for those who commit crime, in schools to create positive classroom climates and resolve behavior problems, in the workplace to deal with conflict, and in social services to develop more organic support systems for people struggling to get their lives together. A title in The Little Books of Justice and Peacebuilding Series.

Restorative Community Justice

Repairing Harm and Transforming Communities

Author: Gordon Bazemore,Mara Schiff

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317521714

Category: Political Science

Page: 375

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An anthology of original essays, this book presents debates over practice, theory, and implementation of restorative justice. Attention is focused on the movement’s direction toward a more holistic, community-oriented approach to criminal justice intervention.

Family Group Conferencing

New Directions in Community-Centered Child and Family Practice

Author: Gale Burford,Joe Hudson

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9780202366074

Category: Social Science

Page: 338

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Family Group Conferencing indicates a large-scale shift in assumptions about the way child welfare services are planned and delivered—away from models that emphasize pathology, and toward those seeking an ecological understanding of the families and social networks involved. The contributors also present a wealth of information on related approaches, such as community conferences, circles, and wraparound services. The British Journal of Social Work noted that “there are issues relating to both process and outcome. This book offers some answers that are intelligent and passionate.”

Key texts of peace studies

Author: Wolfgang Dietrich

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783825897314

Category: Political Science

Page: 455

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The Key Texts of Peace Studies are a collection of articles of special relevance for the current debate on concepts like development, security, nonviolent conflict transformation, and different ways of thinking peace. To give those literarily and politically precious texts a platform, from which they can be thought and discussed anew under current conditions, is one of the concerns of this volume.

Conflict, Reconciliation and Peace Education

Moving Burundi Toward a Sustainable Future

Author: William Timpson,Elavie Ndura,Apollinaire Bangayimbaga

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134451806

Category: Education

Page: 164

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When the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States occurred—causing that nation to wage wars of revenge in Afghanistan and Iraq—the people of Burundi were recovering from nearly forty years of violence, genocide and civil wars that had killed nearly one million and produced another million refugees. Here in this small East African nation, one of the four poorest nations on earth, however, was a desire for reconciliation—not revenge—and it still runs deep today. The University of Ngozi in northern Burundi was created in 1999 and is now dedicated to peace, reconciliation and sustainable development. People in this region tell remarkable stories of tragedy and recovery amid these horrors. Their stories can inspire others to preserve their humanity and resist the urge to continue the violence, focusing instead on forgiveness, reconciliation and a better way forward. This volume presents case study analysis while pointing to the promise of a new kind of education that is committed to sustainable peace and development. The lessons here for the rest of the world are deep and inspiring.