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  • It’s what I’ve been saying all along… Here is a video  explaining Restorative Justice. Traditional forms of achieving “justice” are counterproductive. Let’s implement restorative justice in our homes and families starting now!”—–Michelle MacDonald Media Center for Non-Violence   https://mettacenter.org/restorative-justice-animation-resources   The Metta Center for Non-Violence is a non-profit organization that encourages people in all walks of life to discover their innate capacity for nonviolence and to use its power strategically for the long-term transformation of […]

    Here is a video  explaining Restorative Justice

    It’s what I’ve been saying all along… Here is a video  explaining Restorative Justice. Traditional forms of achieving “justice” are counterproductive. Let’s implement restorative justice in our homes and families starting now!”—–Michelle MacDonald Media Center for Non-Violence   https://mettacenter.org/restorative-justice-animation-resources   The Metta Center for Non-Violence is a non-profit organization that encourages people in all walks of life to discover their innate capacity for nonviolence and to use its power strategically for the long-term transformation of […]

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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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    Family Innocence Process (“FIP”) is a new Model

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  •   FAMILY INNOCENCE FRIENDLY LEGISLATION – Cooperative Private Divorce Watch the press conference for the Minnesota Cooperative Private Divorce Project,  held for 0945-1030 on Wednesday 4 March at the State Office Building: Here Tim Kinley, host of Speechless MN,  covered the  press conference held at the capital with John Lesch and Susan Pappas, Members of the Cooperative Private Divorce team, on bills related to the concept of “cooperative divorce”. Where couples seeking divorce can work out […]

    Minnesota Private Cooperative Divorce Is Coming

      FAMILY INNOCENCE FRIENDLY LEGISLATION – Cooperative Private Divorce Watch the press conference for the Minnesota Cooperative Private Divorce Project,  held for 0945-1030 on Wednesday 4 March at the State Office Building: Here Tim Kinley, host of Speechless MN,  covered the  press conference held at the capital with John Lesch and Susan Pappas, Members of the Cooperative Private Divorce team, on bills related to the concept of “cooperative divorce”. Where couples seeking divorce can work out […]

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  • Air date: December 15, 2012 Dead Skunk in the Road. Restorative Justice Circles for Families. Joining host Michelle MacDonald are John Myser and Barb Zorn, Family Innocence Advocates and Restorative Justice Circle facilitators. Listen to Dead Skunk in the Road. Restorative Justice Circles for Families: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] The Family Innocence Show airs every third Saturday of the month at 9:00 am to 10:00 am on Relevant Radio 1330 AM. Upcoming […]

    Family Innocence Radio: Dead Skunk in the Road. Restorative Justice Circles for Families.

    Air date: December 15, 2012 Dead Skunk in the Road. Restorative Justice Circles for Families. Joining host Michelle MacDonald are John Myser and Barb Zorn, Family Innocence Advocates and Restorative Justice Circle facilitators. Listen to Dead Skunk in the Road. Restorative Justice Circles for Families: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] The Family Innocence Show airs every third Saturday of the month at 9:00 am to 10:00 am on Relevant Radio 1330 AM. Upcoming […]

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  • Air date: November 17, 2012 The Big Bad Wolf is in Family Court Joining host Michelle MacDonald are Sara “Olson” Andrews, the grandchild in the infamous Grandparent Visitation case, Olson v. Olson, cited thousands of times by lawyers since published by the Supreme Court in 1995 and Thomas Shimota, a founding member of the Family Innocence and a Family Innocence Advocate.. Listen to The Big Bad Wolf is in Family Court: [Audio clip: view full post […]

    The Big Bad Wolf Lives in Family Court

    Air date: November 17, 2012 The Big Bad Wolf is in Family Court Joining host Michelle MacDonald are Sara “Olson” Andrews, the grandchild in the infamous Grandparent Visitation case, Olson v. Olson, cited thousands of times by lawyers since published by the Supreme Court in 1995 and Thomas Shimota, a founding member of the Family Innocence and a Family Innocence Advocate.. Listen to The Big Bad Wolf is in Family Court: [Audio clip: view full post […]

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    The Judicial System and Families : Does it seem that judges only hear mumbo jumbo ?

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