“The Restorative Task-People are assets not problems, Human beings not feral animals”

Derick Wilson

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    The use of feral: • the development of a society where relationships are more liquid; •the growth of individualism; •the creation of an underclass; • the loss of interdependent feelings, one for the other.Restorative practices coming from three strands, at least: Reactive:attending to the harm done through harmful behaviours in the vicinity of the criminal justice system; here the emphasis is on building open engagements between the victim, the offender and the community that is impacted so that the behaviour does not occur again; that the offender makes reparation and is invited to still belong; that the victim is no longer fearful and that the wider community has an overview and relationship;Proactive and Developmental: paying attention to relational and organisational cultures in which people move so that the experience of being harmed is less likely; that there are relational ways of meeting, informally and formally,that promote sentiment and understanding; that dilute or resolve tensions as well as organisational practices and cultures that promote understanding, that lessen the likelihood of harm and conflict and that offer agreed procedures if conflicts arise.Respectful Engagements: that restore strength and vitality to civil society and politics and that widen the reach and scope ofrestorative practices into daily life. Strang and Braihwaite, Maxwell, Wright, Wright, Wilson, Morrison, JohnstoneThe restorative challenge The need to take responsibility for relationships.Asserting that we are human beings because of our relationships. The Restorative Confidences we need to develop
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
    EditorsAileen O'Brien, Kirsten Cooper
    PublisherDún Laoghaire/Rathdown Comenius Regio ‘Restorative Approaches’ Programme
    Number of pages12
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2012
    EventApproaches to Restorative Practices in our Schools and Communities -
    Duration: 15 Jun 2012 → …


    ConferenceApproaches to Restorative Practices in our Schools and Communities
    Period15/06/12 → …


    • Restorative justice
    • restorative Schools
    • Restorative Approaches


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