This video includes the entire plenary session from day one of the IIRP's 16th World Conference on the topic of restorative practices in the criminal justice system. Dr. Craig Adamson, IIRP Assistant Professor and Director of Community Service Foundation / Buxmont Academy, moderated the panel. The panelists were, in order of presentation:

Vidia Negrea (minute 8:00), director of Community Service Foundation of Hungary, which is implementing restorative practices in various fields. Recently she developed a collaboration with a prison that led to the successful application of family group decision making/family group conferencing to support the prisoner reintegration and re-entry process.

Lisa Bedinger (minute 18:30), coordinator for the South Burlington (VT, USA) Community Justice Center, which provides opportunities to address crime and conflict as a community at the local level with restorative justice.

Fernanda Fonseca Rosenblatt (minute 26:50), criminal law lecturer at the Catholic University of Pernambuco, Brazil, and doctoral candidate at the University of Oxford (UK) Centre for Criminology. Her thesis is on the role of community in restorative practices with young offenders in England and Wales.

Mark A. Amendola (minute 40:30), executive director of Perseus House, in Erie, PA, USA; adjunct professor at the IIRP and Mercyhurst University; and Master Trainer of Aggression Replacement Training®, an evidence-based restorative practice for working with aggressive adolescents and children.

Comments and questions from the audience followed (minute 49:00).

View Day 1 Plenary Session | Restorative Practices in Criminal Justice on youtube.

Read a liveblog from Day 1 of the conference.

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