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Washington offers “John School.”

Nicholl, Caroline G
June 4, 2015

Source: (2001) The Crime Victims Report 6 (March/April): 1-2, 15.

In this article, Caroline Nicholl describes a program in Washington, D.C., designed for men who have been arrested for soliciting prostitutes. Begun in 1999, it is a diversion program modeled on the John School in San Francisco, California. The principles guiding the program root in restorative justice. Nicholl highlights the nature of the San Francisco program, challenges in developing and implementing the program in Washington, the eventual opening of the John School in Washington in July 2001, and results of the program.


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