NEWS: RESTORE highly commended For “outstanding rehabilitative work” by Robin Corbett Award

We are absolutely delighted that RESTORE’s use of real stories to help offenders reflect on their own behaviour and motivate them to change was highly commended this week by the Robin Corbett Award for Prisoner Rehabilitation 2014. The judging panel – which included Eoin McLennan-Murray, President of the Prison Governors’ Association, Juliet Lyon, director of… more

EVENT: The Forgiveness Feast – 31 January 2014

There will be a special film screening of Beyond Right and Wrong, Stories of Forgiveness at Asthall Manor Ballroom on the last Friday in January. This documentary tells the stories of people who both endured and perpetrated cruelty and aggression in the genocide in Rwanda, the violence in Israel/Palestine, and the “troubles” in Northern Ireland.… more

BLOG: From Death Row to Restorative Justice

Restorative justice is a system that fundamentally views crime as injury rather than wrong-doing, and justice as healing rather than punishment. Whilst visiting New York, Minneapolis, Hawaii and Texas (thanks to receiving a Winston Churchill travelling fellowship) I’ve uncovered some remarkable US-based programs that bear this out. But as founding director of The Forgiveness Project,… more

EVENTS: Marina Cantacuzino speaking in the USA

Marina is currently in the USA learning from other restorative justice programmes in custodial settings. This has been made possible as Marina was a winner of the 2013 Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship. We’ll keep updating the list over the next few weeks so do keep visiting. Upcoming events include: Saturday, 9 November – 7:30pm… more

COURSE: Diploma in Group Facilitation, Conflict Resolution and Counselling Skills

We will once again be running our Diploma in Group Facilitation, Conflict Resolution and Counselling Skills. The course is run in conjunction with NAOS and lasts one year, from January 2014 until November 2014. The course will be held at the Resource for London, Holloway Road, London, for further information and to register visit: http://naos-institute.com/one-year-diploma-group-facilitation-conflict-resolution-and-counselling-skills.html.… more

BLOG: New Forgiveness Toolbox

The concept of forgiveness can easily stray into the polemic.  Since working in this field I’ve tried to bypass pious sounding statements about the power of forgiveness.  I don’t want to express it in a sanitised or spiritualised way, or as some magical key to serenity, or as any kind of obligation or moral imperative. … more

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