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Transforming communities: RJ training in Ottawa explores the deep roots and new shoots of restorative justice.

Allard, Pierre
June 4, 2015

Source: (2012) Sage. E-beulletin. (July) #2

The following is an overview of one small, special occasion
where this exploration is taking place under the banner of
Transforming Communities. In a neighbourhood in the
east end of Ottawa called Vanier, the Transforming
Communities initiative began as a series of round table
processes in 2010. Based on round table discussions which
identified challenges in the local community of Vanier, a
series of trainings was organized in 2011 by Transforming
Communities convenors. The trainings that began in
winter 2011 continued through spring 2012, with sessions
on round table processes, non-violent parenting, intercultural communication, conflict resolution in schools,
crime in the community, and an introduction to
restorative circles. The series of sessions culminated in a
three day intensive training in Restorative Justice led by
the esteemed Rev. Dr. Pierre Allard and Fr. Philip
Landenne from June 6-8. It was the privilege of this
community member to take part in the three day training,
and to have the opportunity to share some insights from
the experience.(excerpt)


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