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Restorative celebrations for parolee and probationer completion: The importance of ritual for reentry.

Walker, Lorenn
June 4, 2015

Source: (2013) in, Katherine S. van Wormer and Lorenn Walkers, eds, Restorative Justice Today: Practical Applications. Los Angeles: Sage. PP. 185-192.

Under the guidance of internationally respected restorative justice expert John Braithwaite from Australia and criminal desistance expert Shadd Maruna in Ireland, Lorenn Walker, on behalf of Hawai’i friends of Justice and Civic Education, collaborated with members of the Hawai’i justice system to develop restorative rituals for people who completed parole and probation. Over 150 people have participated in the events including judges; parole board members; parole and probation officers; state and private attorneys; drug treatment counselors; prison staff; prison officers; people successfully completing parole; formerly incarcerated people no longer under government jurisdiction; people on parole and probation; and friends and family of people completing parole and other community members. This chapter describes two types of restorative rituals celebrating parole and probation completion and discusses the importance of rituals for effective reentry. (editor’s description)


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