Restoring Community

View the conference schedule and presentation materials (where provided).

Day 1 Plenary Sessions

Keynote — John Braithwaite


Partnering For Success: Restorative Justice in Nova Scotia
Moderator: Jennifer Llewellyn, Panelists: Danny Graham Q.C., Janet Briggs, Donald Clairmont, Pat Gorham

Measuring Success: Research on Restorative Justice
Moderator: Bruce Schenk, Panelists: Jennifer Llewellyn, Diane Crocker, Donald Clairmont, Bruce Archibald

Working Holistically
Moderator: Stephanie McInnis-Langley, Panelists: Pat Gorham, Bruce Archibald, Mark Finnis

Addressing Equity and Difference
Moderator: Jennifer Llewellyn, Panelists: Michelle Williams-Lorde, Yvonne Atwell, Melanie Randall, Lori Haskell, Paul Marshall, Angelina Amaral

Restorative Approaches within Primary, Secondary and Higher Education
Moderator: Bruce Schenk, Panelists: Richard Derible, Mary Manning, Mark Braithwaite, Emma Halpern, Estelle Macdonald

Restorative Approaches at Work
Moderator: Bruce Archibald, Panelists: John Braithwaite, Terry O’Connell, Vern White

Day 2 — Thursday, June 16, 2011

A Day in the Life at Collingwood Primary School, Hull''s Leading Restorative School — Irene Fay, Kay Cawley

Building a Restorative Culture in Your Classroom or School — Sue Hopgood, Caroline Missal

Building Restorative Organizations: The Challenges and Rewards of Working Together Restoratively — Barbara Tomporowski

Celebrating Circles in the Classroom — Tessa Adams, Patricia Doyle

Classroom Circles: Opportunities for Listening and Learning Together — Marg A. Armstrong

Collaborative Partnership: Restorative Justice Organizations and Governments — Jan Moran, Jean-Jacques Beauchamp

Contesting Policy that Undermines Institutionalizing Restorative Counseling for Victims of Crime — Tara Ney

Creating Safe Spaces for Scary Conversations: Restorative Practices as a Cultural Competency Tool — Martin Morrison, Gola Taraschi

Developing Respectful Relationships Through Restorative Conversations — Sylvia Moore

Effectiveness of a Whole-School Restorative Practices Model — Pamela B. Anderson, Barbara Blazej

Engaging Families in Family Life While Working Toward a Restorative City within Hull, UK — Jo Faulkner, Kay Cawley

Everyday Practice Almost Makes Practice Perfect: Embedding Restorative Philosophy in a College Curriculum, Practicum and with Partner Agencies — Rick Kelly

How Should Communities Respond to Those Harmed by the Death Penalty? — Walter C. Long, Susannah Sheffer

Hull, UK: Heading for a Restorative City — Mark Finnis, Estelle Macdonald, Chris Straker

If Two and Three Year Olds Can, So Can You! — Alison Aherne

Implementing Restorative Practices with a Board of Education — Tanja Roglic, Kristen Armstrong, Josh Connor, Jeff Child

Integrated Adult Restorative Justice Pilot Project — Angelina Amaral, Janis Aitken, Chris King

Integrating Effective Intervention Principles with Restorative Justice — Jon Kidde

Integrating Restorative Practices into Administrative Agency Processes — Lisa DeLong, Gerald Hashey

Law, Restorative Justice and Gender-Based Violence: Exploring the Intersections — Lori Haskell, Melanie Randall

Looking Back on Lansing: A Retrospective on the Central Michigan Restorative Justice Initiative — Nancy Schertzing

Meeting the Needs of Victims and Offenders in the Pursuit of Justice — Paul Redekop

Myth, Magic and Restorative Practices: A Human Way of Building Community — Bill Carr

Offenders’ Voices: The Impact of the Residential School, Child Welfare System and Intergenerational Trauma Upon the Incarceration of Aboriginals — Mike Gauthier

Partnering and Piloting: Restorative Practices with Schools, Police and Youth — Deb Witzel, Laura Snider

Perspectives on Harm — Dorothy Vaandering

Poetry Workshops As Restorative Practice — Alison Smith

Professionalization of the Restorative Justice Practitioner: Considerations for Community-Based Agencies — Sylvia Anne Dearing, Susan E. Henderson

Promoting a Restorative Approach at the Junior/Senior High Level: One School’s Story — Mary Manning, Wendy Jones Darrow

Re-Culturing a Cluster of Schools in the Toronto District School Board: Our Vision of Hope — Deborah Blair, Sandra Thomas, Steve Bannerman, Bernard Lee, Sansha Meynert

Removing the Bars: A Peacemaker’s Approach to Building Community in a Correctional Environment — Sheri L. Lockwood

Restorative Action for Youth: A Process for Addressing Youth Crime — Megan Bowman, Paul Kruse

Restorative Approaches to Justice in South Africa: From Margins to Mainstream — Hema Hargovan

Restorative Justice and Sexual Offences: An Exploration of the Potential Harms and Benefits — Lisa MacDougall

Restorative Justice Implementation in an Urban Environment — Vern White

Restorative Justice in Natural Resource Law Enforcement: Fisheries and Oceans Canada (Pacific Region) — Michael Jones, Neil Jensen

Restorative Practices in a Youth Custody Setting — Lorri Bower, Paulette MacKinnon

Restorative Practices in Action: Grades Primary to 12 — Kevin Mapplebeck, Kim Wood, Scott Milner

Restoring Justice to Education: Lessons Learned from a Middle School Pilot Project — Edmon Tucker

Revising Vermont''s Sentencing Options Manual: Incorporating Restorative Justice and Restorative Practices — Jan Peter Dembinski

SOS: Without the Funding — Elvenia Gray-Sandford

Special Topics Panel: Community Justice Society of Halifax — Yvonne Atwell, Trish O''Brien, Gola Taraschi, Sobaz Benjamin, Selena Guildford

Special Topics Panel: Corrections and Reintegration — Stanley Basler, Carol Smith, Shirley Dixon, Christina Farnsworth

Special Topics Panel: Restorative Practices In Higher Education Linda J. Baker, Robert M. Bishop, Kaaren Williamsen, Marlene Edelstein, Patty Dana

Street Mediation: Empowering Young People by Educating Them as Mediators — Espen Marius Foss, Magnus Lønneberg Gjerde

Successful Multi-Agency Collaborations: One Community''s Experiences Promoting Restorative Practices — Jimmy Frickey, Cheryl Spotswood

The Challenge: Integrating Restorative Practice in Corrections, Youth and Social Work Settings — Terry O''Connell

The Development of Restorative Practices in Northern Europe — Ida Hydle

The Geographic Analysis of Crime Data and Restorative Justice in Rural and Urban Nova Scotia — Anthony Thomson, Robert Lloyd Roe, Malcolm Shookner

The Impact of Restorative Practices on Brain Development and Behaviour — Chuck Saufler

The Implementation of Restorative Justice in Norwegian Prisons: Shortcomings and Limitations — Berit Albrecht

The Learning Community Approach in Japanese Schools: Building Collegial and Cooperative Relationships Among Teachers — Eriko Yamabe, Kota Takehara

The Meaning of (Restorative) Justice: Results from a Survey of Practitioners — Diane Crocker

The Mi''kmaw Legal Support Network''s Role in Honouring Restorative Practices for Aboriginal People — Angelina Amaral, Grace Campbell

The Pros and Cons of Retaining Punitive Elements in Restorative Practices — Sylvia Clute

The Realities and Challenges of Implementing Restorative Practices in Jamaica — Audrey Laurel Barrett, Donna Parchment Brown

The Role of Restorative Practices in a District-Wide Bullying Prevention Program — Kevin Cutler, Heather Truscott

Therapeutic Justice and Peace Circles: A Restorative Opportunity for Youth Drug Users in Conflict with the Law — Cristiana Pereira Baptista

“Tough Case”: How Restorative Justice Inspired a Play and the Play Inspired 30,000 Teenagers — David S. Craig

Towards Becoming a Restorative Culture Faith Community: A New Journey by Canadian Churches — Bruce A. Schenk, Anne Martin, Mark Vander Vennen

Transcending Governmental Silos Through Restorative Justice — Jennifer Llewellyn, Bruce P. Archibald

Transformative Discipline®: A Restorative Justice System for Interrupting the Bullying Cycle — Jolene Schillinger-Erikson, Ken Erikson

Transforming Family Violence Through "Teachable Moments": Working Restoratively with Teens Who Are Violent at Home — Lily Anderson, Lynette Robinson

Translating Principles into Practice: The Case for a Practice Standards Approach — Pat Gorham, Janet Briggs

Using “Undercover Teams” to Re-Story Bullying Relationships — Mike Williams

Using Restorative Practices and a Strength-Based Approach to Shape the Culture of a School — Michelle Probizanski, Charles Bishop

Using the Youth Criminal Justice Act and Conferencing as a Community-Based Intervention for Offending or At-Risk Youth — Ian Robertson, Nadine Wallace

Waterloo Region’s Restorative Justice Response to Elder Abuse — Arlene Groh

What Needs to Be Done to Establish a "Restorative Practice" School — Lisa Marie Cook

Whole-School Implementation — Making It Stick! — Chris Straker

Workplace Bullying: Naming the Problem — A First Intervention in Healing and Workplace Restoration — Susan J. Coldwell, Kerry Johnson

Day 3 — Friday, June 17, 2011

A Community Heart: The Restorative Justice Project of the Midcoast Makes a Big Difference at Maine’s First Department of Corrections Reentry Program — Suzanne Farley, Margaret Micolichek

Agendas vs. Circles, Agencies vs. Agencies — Alison Aherne

Beyond Practices: Building a Sustainable Restorative Approach in Schools — Emma Halpern

Breaking the School-to-Prison Pipeline: The End of Zero Tolerance — Michelle Ellen, Donna Gilbert

Bringing Restorative Justice into Schools: From the Voices of Students — Mary Manning, Bria Miller, Bianca Arey, Rachael Hanakowski, Lauren Blinkhorn, Derek Lesser

Building Our Restorative Community: Developing Restorative Questioning for Learning and Teaching — Can It Be Done? — Phil McCormick

Caught Between Systems: Overcoming Legal Barriers to Using Restorative Practices in Schools When Youth Face Related Criminal Charges — Kate Waters

Children at the Critical Hour (CATCH): An Early Intervention Program for Children Aged 8 to 11 — Sylvia Anne Dearing, Danielle Brauen

Community Collaboration to Build Restorative Approaches in Response to Elder Abuse — Pat Gorham, Jocelyn Yerxa, Yvon McCauley, Dawn Thomas, Bill Poole

Crime Prevention Educational Programs and Workshops — Kathy Debra Wagstaff, Ruth Winterhalt

Due Process and Restorative Justice — Bruce P. Archibald

Engagement, Attendance and Attainment: Collaborative Solutions for Straitened Times — Kevin Beaton, Gregor Rae

Multisite Restorative Justice Programs: Benefits and Challenges — Andrew McWhinnie

Norfolk, UK: On Our Way to Becoming a Restorative County — Kirsten Cooper

Racing Restorative Justice: Creating Ripples or Revolutions? The African Nova Scotian Experience — Michelle Yvette Williams-Lorde

Relational and Restorative Connections — Kath Cronin, Ron Cronin-Lampe

Relationships Rebuilt: A Multitiered Implementation of Restorative Practices — Jeff Thornborrow, Steve Spack

Restorative Approaches in More Serious Criminal Cases — Helen Lilla Jane Smith-McIntyre, Sheila Sinclair

Restorative Justice in Child Protection: An Answer to Bureaucratic Top-Down Management in the Australian System? — Valerie Braithwaite

Restorative Justice: The Missing Part in the Anti-Bullying Statutes — Susan H. Duncan

Restorative Pedagogies: From Theory to Practice in Training and Teaching — Jane A. Nicholson

Restorative Practices: Birthing a Philosophy of Positive Change — Shirley Jannett Burris, Deborah Mitchell, John Burke, Susan Chandler

Restoratively Approaching Mediation (pdf from OSSTF)— Angie Dornai, Matt Daudlin

Restoring Peaceful Communities Through Caring and Restorative Practices — Peggy A. Lobb

Serious Crime Mediation: Restorative Opportunities — Angela Gates, Renee Laframboise

Shared Power in Community: Regenerative Capacity — Govert van Ginkel (also download related game)

The Mi''kmaw Legal Support Network''s Mi''kmaw Venture Program Restoring Aboriginal Youths''Participation in Community and Culture — Grace Campbell, Patrick Wilmot

The Reception of Restorative Justice by the Criminal Justice System — Diane Crocker, Donald Clairmont

Vermont Community Justice Centers: The Journey from Vision to Reality — Yvonne Byrd

Victim-Offender Mediation and other Restorative Practices in Portugal: Why Not? — Artur Costa dos Santos

Writing Wrongs: A Practical Framework for Working with Young People — Andy Winters