- Child Protection
- While unhealthy dynamics and violent behaviours in families lead to the intervention of government officials to protect children, these same families often have resources and knowledge needed to break the cycles of negative behaviours. Restorative practices -- such as family group conferencing -- offers an opportunity of involving extended family members and social service agencies and the troubled families in the process of find responses and solutions.
- Elder Abuse
- Elder abuse usually takes place where the victim lives. This is often in their own home or in the home of a relative with whom they live. It also occurs in institutions that care for the elderly. Consequently the harm is not only the physical or mental trauma that results, but also the betrayal of trust that the abuse represents. These articles address restorative responses to these issues.