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Welcome to RJOB!

April 30, 2009

What is RJOB?

RJOB is replacing the Monthly Edition that has been featured on
RJOnline for years. This is part of an “extreme makeover” of the
website that will “have its reveal” later this month.

RJOB entries will include news items of interest as well as
commentary by a group of engaging “correspondents” on various
dimensions of restorative justice. It will offer a wide range of
perspectives and information so that the regular reader is
well-informed about restorative justice, the movement behind it, and
the obstacles to its implementation.


This month we have contributions from five correspondents:

Lisa Rea has 20 years experience in government relations
specializing in legislative advocacy, grassroots organizing and
media relations. She is a restorative justice expert with a focus
on victims-driven restorative since 1993 having worked on the state,
national and international levels. Lisa founded The Justice &
Reconciliation Project. She is the president of Rea Consulting
which provides government relations assistance as well as restorative
justice consulting.

Martin Wright has been intimately involved in the growth of
restorative justice in the UK and Europe over the past 25 years. He has
blended his strong academic training with practical application in his
local community to offer guidance to those who need it. He has provided
book reviews for RJ Online for many years; and his reviews are
thoughtful, careful, critical and respectful.

Kim Workman (of Ngati Kahungunu and Rangitaane descent) is
the Director of Rethinking Crime and Justice, a public advocacy group
in New Zealand. He is a retired public servant who has worked in a
number of agencies including as Head of the Prison Service for four

Lynette Parker and Dan Van Ness work at the Centre for Justice and
Reconciliation at Prison Fellowship International and are editors of

Other correspondents will be introduced in the coming months. When
the new website goes live it will have biographical information on each

Monthly Editions

On the first of each month we will select a certain number of the
best entries from the previous month and distribute those to the
mailing list of people who have subscribed to the monthly updates.

How to Comment

In order to comment you will need a user name and password. Until
the new site has gone live you can obtain yours by emailing a request


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