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Peacemaking Information Session

Are you interested in helping make your community better and resolve disputes? Please join us to learn about how you can be trained to resolve cases in the Native American tradition of Peacemaking at the Red Hook Community Justice Center. The Center's innovative Peacemaking Program is hosting an information session Thursday October 3, at 6:00pm at the Joseph A. Miccio Community Center in Red Hook at 110 West 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231.


Peacemaking is a traditional Native American approach to justice that focuses on healing and restoration rather than punishment. Although peacemaking varies across Native American tribes, it generally brings together the disputants, along with family members, friends, and other members of the community to speak about how the event, crime, or crisis affected each person. The goal of peacemaking is not only to resolve the immediate dispute, but also to heal the relationships among those involved and restore balance to the community.

You can learn more about peacemaking here:
http://www.courtinnovation.org/project/peacemaking-program
http://redhookjusticenews.blogspot.com/2012/11/peacemaking-in-red-hook.html



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