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Promoting Positive Peace One Block at a Time: Lessons from Innovative Community Conferencing Programs

  • Lauren Abramson
  • Lauren Abramson
  • David B. Moore
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Part of the Clinical Sociology: Research and Practice book series (CSRP)

Abstract

This chapter describes many of the principles, lessons, and practices derived from nearly 20 years of experience developing Community Conferencing programs. While focusing on one unique and long-standing conferencing program in inner-city Baltimore, Maryland (USA), a variety of issues are explored including (1) creative and effective program implementation as well as (2) the development of theory and principles that help sustain high quality services. Lessons are gleaned from Conferencing programs internationally. These point us in new directions for systemic reform in criminal justice, education, and community development.

Keywords

Criminal Justice Justice System Restorative Justice Juvenile Justice System Alternative Dispute Resolution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lauren Abramson
    • 1
  • Lauren Abramson
    • 2
  • David B. Moore
    • 3
  1. 1.Johns Hopkins School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Community Conferencing CenterBaltimoreUSA
  3. 3.Principal with Primed Change ConsultingMelbourneAustralia

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