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Alternatives New Paradigm

Northern Ireland Alternatives: A New Paradigm

Northern Ireland Alternatives is a central co-ordinating initiative aimed at embedding the philosophy and practice of restorative justice as a means of peacefully addressing socially harmful activities and developing non-violen...


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Youth Prevention Focus

Central to Northern Ireland Alternatives work has been providing opportunities for young people to participate more fully within their community.  It is essential that young people have an understanding of and an opportunity...



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Benefits of Alternatives Restorative Model

The Northern Ireland Alternatives model of Restorative Practice offers many benefits to communities, focusing on the harm caused to relationships between victims, offenders, and the community: FOR VICTIMS – Victims needs ...


Greater Shankill Alternatives AGM

On Wednesday 15th May,  Greater Shankill Alternatives will be holding their AGM.  This event will be held at the Spectrum Centre, Shankill Road.  It will run from 10.30am – 12.00 noon and a light lunch will be provided...



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Northern Ireland Alternatives Promote RJ in Dublin

Northern Ireland Alternatives’ Debbie Watters will be presenting  to Joint Oireachtas Committee on the benefits of restorative justice model utilised by NIA to address issues of anti social behaviour to the  in Dublin. ...


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Alternatives Staff Social Media Training

This morning staff from all Alternatives sites have been involved in learning wordpress and blogging for our new website.  Thanks to Impact Training for the use of their facilities and Cormac and Jay for sharing their knowle...



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Northern Ireland Alternatives

Northern Ireland Alternatives (NIA) is a government accredited restorative justice programme that aims to promote and develop non-violent community responses to the issues of low-level crime and anti-social behaviour, in areas ...