Source: (2005) Restorative Justice Online. December 2005 Edition.

In 2004, the San Francisco Sheriff's Department received an Innovations in American Government award for its Resolve to Stop the Violence Project (RSVP). This programme immerses men with a history of violence into an environment that helps them understand the impact of their offending and learn alternatives to violent behaviour. Inspired by the principles of restorative justice, RSVP addresses the needs of offenders, victims, and the community in responding to and preventing violence.

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