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Restoring Justice as A Community Project

Brunner, Edward
June 4, 2015

Source: (2002) The Wisconsin Defender. A Journal of Research and Education Published by the Office of the Wisconsin State Public Defender. 10(3):6-9,22-25. Downloaded 2 October 2003.

Edward Brunner, a circuit court judge, describes in this essay how community members in Barron County, Wisconsin, are changing the way they view and address crime. Specifically, they are pursuing a restorative justice approach to crime and those affected by it. To document this, Brunner surveys the history of the restorative justice initiative in Barron County, its key programs (victim offender conferencing, victim impact panels, teen court, and restorative discipline in school communities), and the results of these programs.


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