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The Minnesota Restorative Justice Initiative: A Model Experience

Pranis, Kay
June 4, 2015

Source: Perspectives on Restorative Justice. Restorative Jutice On-line Notebook.

As Kay Pranis remarks in this paper, she has worked for the Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC) promoting restorative justice throughout the state. Her responsibilities also included providing technical assistance to jurisdictions and organizations interested in implementing the principles of restorative justice. She identifies restorative justice as a vision of a society which honors the dignity of human beings and the centrality of relationships for meaning in human existence. Progress toward such a society requires a new paradigm for thinking about how we respond to crime. In this framework, she describes the history, aims, activities, and results of the Minnesota DOC Restorative Justice Initiative.


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