International Institute for Restorative Practices

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Bethlehem, PA, 18016

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Restorative practices is an emerging field of study that enables people to restore and build community in an increasingly disconnected world. The restorative practices concept has its roots in "restorative justice," a new way of looking at criminal justice that focuses on repairing the harm done to people and relationships rather than on punishing offenders. Originating in the 1970s as mediation between victims and offenders, in the 1990s restorative justice broadened to include communities of care as well, with victims' and offenders' families and friends participating in collaborative processes called "conferences" and "circles" (copied from web site).

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