Source: (2010) Report Document No. 48. Richmond: Commonwealth of Virginia.

Senate Joint Resolution 362 (SJR 362) was introduced by Senator Norment during the 2009 Regular Session of the General Assembly.2 Although SJR 362 was left in House Rules, the Executive Committee of the Crime Commission approved study of the resolution. As such, the Crime Commission was directed to examine a number of key issues regarding various types of restorative justice initiatives, specifically including victim-offender reconciliation programs, legal and practical issues, and possible recommendations relating to the preferred types of restorative justice. It should be emphasized that the primary purpose of the study was to provide an update and overview of restorative justice practices in Virginia, as the subject has not been examined in over 10 years. (excerpt)


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