Archives for 2013

Summer of Peace Restorative Justice on The Rise and The Story of What Inspired It

An exclusive interview between The Shift Network’s Director of Peace Philip Hellmich and Molly Rowan Leach Join us for this archive we celebrated the final session of a hugely successful Summer of Peace 2013 partnership with Restorative Justice on The Rise, where The Shift Network’s own Philip Hellmich, interviews me about the impetus for the birth of this free global telecast series, now in its 3rd season and featuring an incredible archive of over 1110 special guests working directly in the field and beyond. We will cover the personal and the collective, as I share my own insights into how
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Jason Tashea, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Youth Courts International

Jason Tashea first came across youth courts in 1997 as a bailiff for the Anchorage Youth Court program, where he then served as a member, defender, prosecutor, and presiding judge until 2003. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Oregon in 2012. He interned at the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Rule of Law Initiative in Yerevan, Armenia, and the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime in Vienna, Austria, where he actively promoted juvenile justice reform at both organizations. His youth court proposal was enthusiastically supported by ABA, translated into Armenian and given to the Armenia Ministry of
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Unlikely Friends with Internationally Renowned Filmmaker/Documentarian Leslie Neale

Leslie Neale and her films are recognized for their impact on social justice. Her award-winning film “Road to Return,” narrated by Tim Robbins, was presented to the United States Congress, prompting a bill authorizing 6 million dollars for prison aftercare. “Juvies,” narrated by Mark Wahlberg, toured the world as one of the top ten “Human Rights Watch” films of 2005. “Juvies” also screened at the United Nations, encouraging the first ever conference on juvenile justice, won many awards and aired on HBO. Her films encourage in-depth examination of these topics with an uncommon sensitivity. We will be discussing the importance
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Restorative Justice and the Fresh Start & Harvest of Potential Program

This week we are thrilled to be hosting Rachel Pearl and Youth Representatives from the Restorative principles-based GREEN Corps Fresh Start programs in conjunction with the Clackamas County Juvenile Justice Department and other key partners. They are leveraging programs that combine youth empowerment with job skills in Green jobs and food production to reduce juvenile incarceration and recidivism successfully. Their approach not only saves thousands of dollars in the diversion of youth from sentencing and incarceration, but also gives them an opportunity to exemplify accountability and repayment of their offenses by putting their hands in the soil, literally. It’s exciting
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Restorative Justice, Law Enforcement & Community Programs

Mike Butler has thirty-one years of comprehensive policing experience ranging from beat officer to police chief with nationally recognized police departments. Since 1993, Mike has been at the helm of the Longmont Police Department. In 2008, Butler assumed responsibilities for the Longmont Fire Department as well. During his tenure the Longmont Police Department was chosen as one of the Top 10 Community Policing Departments in the nation by the United States Department of Justice. He has assisted in or taken a primary role in the development of a number of innovative management systems and programs. Chief Butler is a big supporter
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Restorative Justice: A New Paradigm for Social Transformation with Azim Khamisa

Hailed by dignitaries such as the Dalai Lama and Tariq Khamisa, Azim’s murdered son and for whom the TKF Foundation was formed in honor of. Thich Nhat Hanh, Azim Khamisa delivers his inspirational message to a world in desperate need of forgiveness, peace and hope. Following the murder of his only son Tariq in 1995 through a senseless, gang-related incident, Azim chose the path of forgiveness and compassion rather than revenge, and this amazing choice led to the establishment of the Tariq Khamisa Foundation (TKF) and his subsequent forgiveness work which has reached millions through international speaking, (in 1996 –
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Integrating Restorative Justice with Matthew Hartman

Matthew is the Restorative Justice Coordinator at the Clackamas County Juvenile Department and Chair for the NW Justice Forum Planning Committee Matthew Hartman (MA) has extensive experience in organizational development, particularly related to the work of aligning a groups practices with their stated values and purpose. Working across the US and internationally, Matthew has offered facilitation, consultation and training in restorative justice, conflict transformation, and mediation to non-profit, public and corporate sectors. Currently, Matthew is the Restorative Justice Coordinator of the Clackamas County Juvenile Department where he is providing in-house consultancy toward aligning the department’s practices with restorative justice values
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Sebastian Junger – Director of Which Way Is The Front Line From Her

Director of Which Way Is The Front Line From Here: The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington | Co-Director of Oscar-nominated Documentary Restrepo | Author of The Perfect Storm Sebastian Junger is internationally known for his book The Perfect Storm as well as War, his account of the year he spent with Tim Hetherington at Outpost Restrepo in Afghanistan, for which Hetherington and he also co-directed Restrepo, a powerful documentary that received wide acclaim and an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary. Tim Hetherington was tragically killed in Misrata, Libya while covering the uprisings of the Arab Spring and the rebellion
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Fred Van Liew Director for the Center for Restorative Justice Practices in Des Moines, Iowa.

Fred Van Liew, a lawyer, mediator, consultant, trainer, lobbyist, community organizer, and novice blogger, is the Director for the Center for Restorative Justice Practices in Des Moines, Iowa. For most of his twenty-eight years as a practicing attorney he worked as a prosecutor “inside the system.” He learned much during those years but looking back says what he took away from the experience is that we can do much better when it comes to how we respond to crime and those who commit them. Fred retired as a prosecutor in 2010 and worked for awhile applying Restorative Justice principles to
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Dancing With The Energy of Conflict & Trauma With Dr. Mark Umbreit

Dr. Mark Umbreit is a Professor and founding Director of the Center for Restorative Justice & Peacemaking at the University of Minnesota, School of Social Work. He serves as a Visiting Professor at the Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee. Dr. Umbreit has also served as a Fellow of the International Centre for Healing and the Law, and a Fellow of the Center for Contemplative Practice in Society. He is an internationally recognized practitioner and scholar with more than 40 years of experience as a mediator, peacemaker, trainer, teacher, researcher, and author of eight books and more than 200 other publications
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