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  • Sheraton Hotel, Downtown Denver, Colorado June 14-16, 2019 June 13 Pre-Conference Workshops   Family Innocence founder, Michelle MacDonald, an attorney, mediator and restorative circle facilitator, has agreed to coordinate the “Restorative Room” throughout the Elevating Justice: Widening the Circle event.  Michelle is a member of NACRJ, and on the national planning team.  The “Restorative Circle Mat & Guide/Talking Peace” (copyright – familycourt.com),  a peacemaking tool for facilitators and participants alike, should be available before and during […]

    Elevating Justice: Widening the Circle

    Sheraton Hotel, Downtown Denver, Colorado June 14-16, 2019 June 13 Pre-Conference Workshops   Family Innocence founder, Michelle MacDonald, an attorney, mediator and restorative circle facilitator, has agreed to coordinate the “Restorative Room” throughout the Elevating Justice: Widening the Circle event.  Michelle is a member of NACRJ, and on the national planning team.  The “Restorative Circle Mat & Guide/Talking Peace” (copyright – familycourt.com),  a peacemaking tool for facilitators and participants alike, should be available before and during […]

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  • It took attorney Michelle MacDonald 25 years to recognize that the way attorneys and courts break up families is beyond-a-reasonable-doubt objectionable. Alongside her clients, other attorneys, mediators and professionals, Michelle founded FAMILY INNOCENCE, a nonprofit dedicated to keeping families out of the adversarial court process. Within a year of her calling to eliminate court for families, the Family Innocence Process was created, a unique model where separating or separated family members choose to participate at […]

    What is the Family Innocence Process ?

    It took attorney Michelle MacDonald 25 years to recognize that the way attorneys and courts break up families is beyond-a-reasonable-doubt objectionable. Alongside her clients, other attorneys, mediators and professionals, Michelle founded FAMILY INNOCENCE, a nonprofit dedicated to keeping families out of the adversarial court process. Within a year of her calling to eliminate court for families, the Family Innocence Process was created, a unique model where separating or separated family members choose to participate at […]

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  • MN Private Cooperative Divorce Team met with Rep John Lesch at the Capitol complex today to discuss HF 1348. Family Innocence was represented by Michelle MacDonald,Barb Zorn and Dave Bradshaw. Here is a link to the proposed statute : https://legiscan.com/MN/text/HF1348/2015   Print PDF

    MN Private Cooperative Divorce Is In The Works

    MN Private Cooperative Divorce Team met with Rep John Lesch at the Capitol complex today to discuss HF 1348. Family Innocence was represented by Michelle MacDonald,Barb Zorn and Dave Bradshaw. Here is a link to the proposed statute : https://legiscan.com/MN/text/HF1348/2015   Print PDF

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  • The Family Innocence Presents: Resolving Conflicts Takes Practice! Family & Restorative Circle Practices/Orientations are held every  other Wednesday . Call to register and verify location. Share a conflict with trained Circle facilitators, or come  to observe and learn a way to resolve conflicts on your own: Every other Wednesday  at 5:45 PM . Family Innocence Headquarters: 1069 S Robert Street, Suite B W. St. Paul, MN 55118 So we know your coming and to verify […]

    Resolve a Conflict by having it! Bring your conflict to Family Circle Orientation

    The Family Innocence Presents: Resolving Conflicts Takes Practice! Family & Restorative Circle Practices/Orientations are held every  other Wednesday . Call to register and verify location. Share a conflict with trained Circle facilitators, or come  to observe and learn a way to resolve conflicts on your own: Every other Wednesday  at 5:45 PM . Family Innocence Headquarters: 1069 S Robert Street, Suite B W. St. Paul, MN 55118 So we know your coming and to verify […]

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