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2018 International Conference on Restorative Practices July 31, 2018

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By Dede Evavold

 

Shout out to all peacemakers!

Unique Opportunity to Learn Circles! August 9-11, 2018 International Conference on Restorative Practices coming to St. Paul, Minnesota

Hello. It’s Michelle MacDonald!

Our family culture seems to go from conflict to attorneys and court. Either that, or they  dwell in conflict.  But there is a better way used around the country and the world.  I call it an authentic, holistic and organic justice —–that can happen before lawyers and courts are ever involved.

There is a unique opportunity to be educated and receive training in a powerful form of dispute resolution: Restorative Circles, a restorative practice within the field of Restorative Justice! (See Flyer at Bottom of the Page) Here is the link to learn more:  www.irpcminnesota.com

Not only is this the first time this conference is coming to America — it is being held in to our own backyard!  Thursday- Saturday, August 9-11, 2018, Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, MN, and we are applying for CLE and ADR credits!

I have had to travel great distances to get the trainings, after Judge Bruce Peterson introduced me to circles in May 2012.   Restorative practices are explained like this on my law firm www.macdonaldlawfirm.com website:

Restorative Justice Circles – Here, anyone can begin to resolve a conflict or injustice by starting a “circle.” The process begins by talking to trained facilitator who can meet with you to listen to your problem, and customize what is needed for resolution of conflicts in your home, work or community, based on your personal information and situation. Restorative Justice emphasizes repairing the harm caused by the conflict. When participants meet to decide how to do that, the results can be transformational.

For any of you interested in resolving individual and family, including in your own relationships, this education is invaluable.  I have implemented it in my home, with my husband, children, friends, family, law practice, and of course, have been a facilitator for Family Innocence: a nonprofit dedicated to keeping families out of court.   Family Innocence will have an exhibit table where we hope to sign up providers to help us, so that the people have access to these remarkable facilitators who do most of their work volunteer, or on a shoe string budget.

You can register right up to the date, and will not be turned away.  Hope to see you there!

Family Innocence, Inc

Michelle L. MacDonald

Founder & Volunteer President  

 Michelle L. MacDonald, Founder and Volunteer President of Family Innocence, a non-profit project dedicated to keeping families out of the adversary process: resolving conflicts and injustices peacefully through Mediation and  Restorative Justice & Family Circles.

Michelle can be reached at: Michelle@FamilyInnocence.com or by cell phone at 612-554-0932

 

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A Humanistic Approach to Mediation and Dialogue by Mark Umbreit February 13, 2018

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This is what Family Innocence is about! Thank you, Mark Umbreit, for all that you do to promote restorative justice & peace in many realms. But what about restorative justice, mediation and peacemaking in families? Before things get out of hand? That is where Family Innocence comes in…

 

 

‘Cooperative Private Divorce’ legislation would remove process from courts

Filed under: Divorce And Society,From The News,Uncategorized — familyinnocence @ 11:22 pm

 

The “Cooperative Private Divorce” legislation would allow couples to form divorce agreements without filing with the court or needing a judge’s signoff. The traditional system would remain in place for others.

http://www.startribune.com/cooperative-private-divorce-legislation-would-remove-process-from-courts/295021951/

 

Allegations of domestic abuse not protected speech, MN court rules

Filed under: Court Cases,From The News,Uncategorized — familyinnocence @ 11:12 pm

The Minnesota Court of Appeals has reinstated a defamation suit against an organization that helps victims of domestic violence, ruling that a story told by a man’s ex-wife at an awards banquet and fundraising newsletter is not protected.

 

https://blogs.mprnews.org/newscut/2018/02/allegations-of-domestic-abuse-not-protected-speech-mn-court-rules/

 

Take Me Out To The Ballgame Family Innocence Fundraiser (Twins versus Kansas City 1 September) July 13, 2017

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When: Friday September 1 2017

Game Time: 7:10 PM (meet to pickup tickets)

Cost : Tickets $17.00

Where: Target Field, One Twins Way , Minneapolis , MN

Bring the whole family!The Twins will welcome Family Innocence at the 7th inning stretch.Tickets available at this price but prepayment is required by Twins from Family Innocence.Register by calling Michelle at 612-554-0932.

For more details Call   Family Innocence: 651-783-5878 (leave a call back number) or email: Clerk@familyinnocence.com Family Innocence is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit

 

Family Innocence Social 1 March 2017 February 28, 2017

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COME JOIN US! ENJOY DELICIOUS HAMBURGERS & LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW CONFLICT AFFECTS YOUR CHILDREN AND YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY

 

Family Innocence Presents – Sarah Leitschuh, MA, LMFT:

A Nonprofit Dedicated To Keeping Families Out Of Court:  Resolving Conflicts & Injustices Peacefully

When:                  Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Time:                   5:45 pm. – 8:00 pm.

Where:                Cowboy Jacks

2801 Southtown Drive

Bloomington, MN 55431

sponsored by MacDonald Law Firm, LLC

Marriage and Family Therapist will talk about the effects of divorce/custody fights on children and families

 

For more details Call   Family Innocence: 651-783-5878 (leave a call back number) or email: Clerk@familyinnocence.com Family Innocence is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit

 

Family Innocence December 1, 2016 November 29, 2016

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Family Innocence December 1, 2016 Come and Join Us at Caribou Coffee in West St. Paul

Come and join us for a question and answer session with Michelle MacDonald about the book “Sandra Grazzini-Rucki & the World’s Last Custody Trial”

“Sandra Grazzini-Rucki & the World’s Last Custody Trial” book:

A Nonprofit Dedicated To Keeping Families Out Of Court:  Resolving Conflicts & Injustices Peacefully

               Q& A with co-author Michelle MacDonald

When:        Thursday, December 1, 2016

                  Time:         5:30pm -6:30 pm

                  Where:       Caribou Coffee

1193 South Robert Street

West St. Paul, MN  55118

Paperback available for purchase– proceeds to Family Innocence or

buy online:  https://www.amazon.com   (search book and title)

 

For more details Call   Family Innocence: 651-783-5878 (leave a call back number) or email: Clerk@familyinnocence.com Family Innocence is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit