Source: (2013) in the framework of the project entitled 'Peacemaking Circles in Europe,' No. JUST/2010/JPEN/AG/1609 financed by the Criminal Justice Programme 2010, European Commission, DG Justice, Freedom and Security.

This publication is primarily directed to an audience of practitioners who have already become experienced in mediation and/or other restorative practices and are open to experimenting with PMCs in their practice as circle facilitators or circle Keepers. The Handbook first offers an overview on the circle method compared to other restorative practices. The second chapter goes through the circle process step-by-step. The final part of the Handbook presents ten case studies of PMCs carried out within the framework of the project. The cases were selected and compiled by the researchers from Germany, Belgium, and Hungary. Finally, a list of recommended books and articles relating to PMCs is included. (excerpt)

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