Sixty Community Facilitators Trained in Restorative Justice

first_imgSixty Community Facilitators Trained in Restorative Justice JusticeFebruary 21, 2014Written by: Shelly-Ann Irving Photo: JIS PhotographerGraduates of the Restorative Justice facilitators training programme, undertaken by the Ministry of Justice, at the graduation ceremony held recently, at the Altamont Court Hotel, St. Andrew. Sixty Jamaicans have been equipped to implement and monitor the principles and practices of restorative justice (RJ) in their communities, having graduated from a training programme developed and executed by the RJ Unit in the Ministry of Justice.The four-month training course consisting 11 modules was undertaken from June to September, 2013, and sought to build the capacity of the facilitators to competently, confidently and safely conduct RJ processes in keeping with the National Restorative Justice Policy.Minister of Justice, Senator the Hon. Mark Golding, in his address at the graduation ceremony held on February 19 at the Altamont Court Hotel, St. Andrew, congratulated the community facilitators.He said that they have made a bold step by volunteering to assist with the implementation of RJ in Jamaica.“The RJ facilitators have given their time and energy to this important programme. The expertise they will develop as RJ practitioners will contribute to the healing of fractured relationships in their communities. This will effectively and collectively reduce the levels of crime and violence that now afflict our nation,” Senator Golding said.He encouraged persons, who are not yet a part of the programme, “to give serious consideration to offering yourselves as RJ facilitators.”“It takes a committed and vested citizenry as well as civil society, non-Government Organisations, the church and others, to find their respective role in the process of reconciliation and peace,” Senator Golding said.The Ministry of Justice is observing Restorative Justice Week from February 9 to 28 under the theme: ‘Restorative Justice as a catalyst for unity, healing and transformation’.During the period of observation, the Ministry will seek to raise awareness and build support for the RJ Programme as well as invite national participation and collaboration with the Government in implementing this model of justice.RJ week was officially launched with a church service on Sunday, February 9 at the Emmanuel Apostolic in Kingston.Other activities for the week include an International Conference on February 21, which will feature Restorative Justice Experts from the United States, Canada and Brazil. RelatedJamaicans Urged To Fight Against Human Trafficking Story HighlightsSixty Jamaicans have been equipped to implement and monitor the principles and practices of restorative justice (RJ) in their communities.The four-month training course sought to build the capacity of the facilitators to competently, confidently and safely conduct RJ processes.Minister of Justice, Senator the Hon. Mark Golding encouraged persons, who are not yet a part of the programme, “to give serious consideration to offering yourselves as RJ facilitators.” Sixty Community Facilitators Trained in Restorative JusticeJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlaycenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedFull Implementation of Criminal Case Management Must Be Achieved – Chief Justice RelatedSenate Passes Amendments to Companies Act Advertisementslast_img read more

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US debuts life sciences dual-use research policy

first_imgMar 29, 2012 (CIDRAP News) – Federal health officials today unveiled a new policy for overseeing life sciences dual-use research, such as two recent H5N1 transmission studies that have sparked bioterror concerns as well as cries of censorship.The launch of the new policy, first reported by ScienceInsider, comes while a US biosecurity advisory group is meeting to discuss the latest version of two H5N1 transmission papers, one by a group from Erasmus University in the Netherlands and one by a team from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.The move also follows a demand from a US congressman that President Obama’s science office explain why the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB) didn’t consider the dual-use implications until after the studies were completed and what safeguards are in place to protect Americans against biological attacks. The congressman, Rep Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wisc., asked John Holdren, who leads the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, to report back by Mar 31.The NSABB is meeting today and tomorrow to weigh further data presented by the two research groups on their studies.The 4-page policy, which came from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Biotechnology Activities, requires federal agencies to routinely review potential risks of federally funded studies that involve 15 “high consequence” pathogens and toxins, including H5N1 avian flu, Bacillus anthracis, and Ebola virus.According to the NIH’s Web site, “The fundamental aim of this oversight is to preserve the benefits of life sciences research while minimizing the risk of misuse of the knowledge, information, products, or technologies provided by such research.”The policy expands reviews that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the government’s two largest biomedical agencies, already conduct on staff-run studies and extends oversight to federally funded studies at universities and other facilities. The new requirements also apply to other federal agencies that conduct unclassified life sciences research, such as the Department of Defense.It applies to research studies that are on the horizon and ones that have already been funded. Reviews that find dual-use potential require the funding agencies and scientists to develop a risk mitigation plan.According to the new policy, if the risks can’t be mitigated with several suggested measures, federal agencies are required to determine whether to request voluntary redaction of the resulting research publications or communications, to classify the research, or to withhold or terminate funding for the study.Actions to restrict publication may have implications for export control laws and regulations, the new policy states. Earlier this month, the Dutch government said it was considering using export controls to prevent full publication by the Erasmus group.Within 60 days federal agencies are required to report to the White House the number of proposed or ongoing studies related to the 15 high-consequence agents, and in 90 days to report how many have dual-use potential.The NIH has already completed its own dual-use biosecurity assessment and found fewer than 10 studies that warrant further risk management, the Washington Post reported today.See also:Mar 29 ScienceInsider storyUS government dual-use oversight policyNIH Web site on dual useMar 12 CIDRAP News story “Dutch export rules could block publication of Fouchier H5N1 study”Mar 5 CIDRAP News story “Details of H5N1 study sparks queries from congressman, experts”last_img read more

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Johnny Twitter? Manziel Deletes Account After Twitter Exchange

first_imgSo maybe Johnny Manziel is serious about this comeback.Just a few days after apologizing to his fans, Manziel got into a Twitter dispute with Chris McNeil, the founder of the Cleveland Browns Parade. Manziel once again gave off the wrong look, something he made a daily routine with the Cleveland Browns.Manziel has made news again today with his social media account, or lack thereof.Johnny Football has deleted his Twitter account. This comes after tweeting to President Donald Trump earlier today about not feeding into social media.Is Manziel on the comeback trail? Or is Johnny Football up to his old antics? Eli Mooneyham Elijah Mooneyham has been a dedicated sports fan his whole life. Born and raised in Cleveland, he has his best days when his hometown teams are winning. Elijah is currently on-air talent/producer on two shows, The Main Event and The Moon Hour, where you can find on AllSportsCleveland.com. He also has an insane passion for professional wrestling, so catch his opinions on the world of professional wrestling.center_img Related TopicsJohnny Manziellast_img read more

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TNA Legend Abyss Coming To Ohio For ASWA

first_img Related Topics UPDATE: TNA/Impact star, “The Monster” ABYSS challenges “The Living Nightmare” Jimmie Lee to settle some unfinished business at ASWA Saturday Night Slam 2018 on Saturday, February 10th in Mansfield, Ohio at the Malabar Gymnasium!There seems to be some unfinished business between “The Monster” Abyss and “The Living Nightmare” Jimmie Lee since the two men first met back in June during a huge tag-team Monster’s Ball match where the titles were on the line. As many fans witnessed at the end of that match, Abyss attempted to intimidate Jimmie Lee but Lee didn’t back down and the two men shoved each other and nearly locked horns that night one on one as they chested up to the table.Abyss said has stewed on and thought about this confrontation over the last few months and decided he wanted to see if a “Monster” was better than a “Nightmare” and issued this unique challenge. The Living Nightmare accepted the challenge and signed the dotted line for this monstrous confrontation on February 10th!Could Jimmie Lee have bitten off more than he can chew when he faces a true monster? Will Abyss learn that Living Nightmares would be better left alone and kept as an ally instead of opposition? You do NOT want to miss this highly anticipated match up at Saturday Night Slam 2018!______________________Ticket Prices-General Admission: $8.00 Advance/10.00 At The Door.*2nd ROW SEATING: $10.00 Advance/ $12.00 At The Door. (*Quantity is limited)*FRONT ROW: $12.00 Advance/$15.00 At The Door (*Quantity is limited.)**KIDS 5 YEARS & UNDER GET IN FREE! (**General Admission only.)TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE NOW AT:www.ASWALIVE.com Advance tickets on sale SOON at the following outlets:SHOWPLACE RENT TO OWN1040 Ashland Rd.Mansfield, OH419-589-4748&SNAP FITNESS1034 Ashland Rd.Mansfield, OH____________ASHLAND, OH:SHOWPLACE RENT TO OWN1059 Commerce ParkwayAshland, OH419-281-7368center_img Vince McKeelast_img read more

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