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  • Risking Light

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    'From the streets of Minneapolis, the aboriginal lands of Australia, and the killing fields of Cambodia come the powerful stories of three people who had the courage to step out of the haunting, tragic darkness of the past, risking everything to reach the light of their own compassion. RISKING LIGHT is a thought-provoking documentary that explores resilience, and the painful process of moving from grief to compassion and forgiveness.

  • Risking Light

    Selected Extract: 

    'From the streets of Minneapolis, the aboriginal lands of Australia, and the killing fields of Cambodia come the powerful stories of three people who had the courage to step out of the haunting, tragic darkness of the past, risking everything to reach the light of their own compassion. RISKING LIGHT is a thought-provoking documentary that explores resilience, and the painful process of moving from grief to compassion and forgiveness.

  • 'Practice social distancing' is terrible messaging; the government needs to communicate better

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    'My kids’ primary school once tried to get students to practice restorative justice by telling them to ‘practice restorative justice’. Yup, that’s what they said. To five-to-12 year olds. Parents were baffled too. Only the teachers who had done a two-day workshop knew what the heck it meant. The restorative justice process itself was okay. Calling it that was the ineffective bit. Likewise, the problem with ‘practicing social distancing’ isn’t the process. It’s the language.'

  • www.varj.asn.au

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    'Restorative Practices / Community Conferencing Pilot 2002 This report provides an evaluation of a nine month Pilot of Restorative Practices / Community Conferencing in Victorian schools during 2002. The Pilot was designed to support and evaluate the application of restorative practices as a strategy in the management of incidents and in order to reduce the number young people at risk of being alienated from mainstream education.

  • Community conference restorative practice training for schools | Margaret Thorsborne and Associates

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    'This 3-day program is designed for those community, government & non-government agency personnel who are seeking more effective approaches to interventions for serious conflict & antisocial or inappropriate behaviour. This process of community conferencing has application across a range of jurisdictions such as education, police, juvenile & adult justice, corrections, probation, youth & community.'

  • Canberra – becoming a restorative city

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    'Canberra – becoming a restorative city. Final report October 2018 Restorative justice is both a social movement and a particular way of implementing, managing and addressing disputes, conflicts or actions, one that focuses on harm prevention and redress. As such, it does not readily lend itself to change through legislative means. The solution the Council has recommended is to suggest a framework for such change. It recommends, first, the development of a set of ‘restorative values and principles’ to guide all government action towards restorative ends.