We now have a new model of mediation – restorative. I developed the 46 hour course, and taught and trained with other faculty to an inaugural class of 24 participants, who graduated January 1, 2020, ...
When Judge Bruce Peterson says in his article below that we all must take responsibility to replace harsh and threatening environments with more nurturing communities, he knows what he is talking about! Judge Peterson introduced Michelle...
This is the first of a several part series which which explains why court for family members is lawless; and needs to stop. We did not always have court for families, but today law enforcement, lawmakers, lawyers...
July 31, 2018
2018 International Conference on Restorative Practices
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...
February 13, 2018
A Humanistic Approach to Mediation and Dialogue by Mark Umbreit
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...
‘Cooperative Private Divorce’ legislation would remove process from courts
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...
Allegations of domestic abuse not protected speech, MN court rules
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...
July 13, 2017
Take Me Out To The Ballgame Family Innocence Fundraiser (Twins versus Kansas City 1 September)
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...
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...
April 27, 2009
Restorative Circle Mediators- just in time for 2020