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  • Restorative justice programs in Australia

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    'Restorative justice programs in Australia : a report to the Criminology Research Council - Heather Strang March 2001 Abstract This report provides an overview of restorative justice programs in Australia. While a wide range of programs may be broadly labeled 'restorative', the report mainly focuses on programs involving meetings of victims, offenders and communities to discuss and resolve an offence. On a state by state basis, programs are described in terms of their characteristics, implementation and administration, evaluation and relevant publications.

  • Clio Cloud 2019: Restorative Justice through Architecture with Deanna Van Buren - Legal Talk Network

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    'At the 2019 Clio Cloud Conference, host Laurence Colletti is joined by Deanna Van Buren to talk about how architecture-assisted restorative justice can transform people and communities. She talks about her company Designing Justice + Designing Space, what they envision for a healing/peacemaking center, and how specific colors and sound can create calming environments. DJDS’s goal is to build an environment that represents equality and support through their restorative justice, education, and workforce development programs.

  • TRAUMA AND THE LAW: APPLYING TRAUMA-INFORMED PRACTICE TO LEGAL AND JUDICIAL CONTEXTS

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    'TRAUMA AND THE LAW: APPLYING TRAUMA-INFORMED PRACTICE TO LEGAL AND JUDICIAL CONTEXTS ABSTRACT The applicability of `trauma-informed practice’ to the practice of law is increasingly recognised. While originating from within the field of mental health, mounting evidence supports the contention that `more effective, fair, intelligent, and just legal responses must work from a perspective which is trauma-informed’ (Randall & Haskell, 2013). By contrast, implementation of trauma informed principles to the contexts of law remains in its infancy.