Restorative Justice in Northern Ireland
July 23, 2014
Next up were Shadd Maruna (â€œDesistance from Crime and Restorative Justice: Unstrange Bedfellowsâ€) and Joanna Shapland (â€œDesistance from Crime and the Potential Role of Restorative Justiceâ€). Shadd Maruna expressed his view that desistance theory is â€œhaving its 15...
July 21, 2014
Eventually caught and brought to justice for armed bank robbery he is serving a life sentence. Hearing the victimsâ€™ story he was much moved and on returning to his cell heard that five boys had attacked his son. His initial reaction was one of anger and vengeance, which despite being...
20 essential principles for corrections-based victim services
July 18, 2014
2. A process â€œcenteredâ€ on meeting the victim/survivorâ€™s needs through the corrections-based victim service agency in the state where the offender was convicted. Victim-Centered VOD must be firmly grounded in helping survivors meet some of the unmet needs they continue...
Restorative justice: Coming face-to-face with your burglar
July 17, 2014
These are the words of a victim who met their offender through taking part in restorative justice, which gives victims the opportunity to communicate with the offender who harmed them. This approach has significant benefits. It gives victims â€“ who are too often marginalised within the...
Another road to justice
July 16, 2014
Later, convicted killer Ruben Herrera tells BeBeau what her story meant to him. “I hear you talking about forgiveness. That would be something I would ask for, but it would be selfish,” he said in a voice racked with emotion. “I don’t have any right to ask for...
Breaking a vicious cycle [Editorial]
July 15, 2014
That’s why breaking the so-called the school-to-prison pipeline should be an urgent priority for lawmakers seeking to reduce the billions of dollars the nation spends on prosecuting and incarcerating juvenile offenders. But decades of tough-on-crime legislation has failed to make a dent...
Alternative sentence praised
July 14, 2014
The sentence, worked out through the restorative justice process, has reignited debate on the futility of imprisoning offenders rather than focusing on more effective alternatives. …Before sentencing Carmen Rogers’ husband Che, his family and Bolton had met in a day-long...
Families of slain Israeli and Palestinian teens turn to each other for comfort
July 11, 2014
Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat took to Facebook on Sunday to write about an â€œemotional and special telephone conversation between two families that have lost their sons.â€ He said that during his visit to the Fraenkel family home, he had a chance to speak to Hussein Abu Khdeir,...
After assault, woman finds hope and career in restorative justice
July 10, 2014
“My friend worked in Waikiki â€” she was a bartender â€” and I was meeting her to go out dancing when she got off work,” Walker says. “I was intoxicated and went out the wrong door of the hotel where the bar was that she worked in.” Walker found herself in a...
Restorative justice to pay dues to community
July 6, 2014
“I’ve been beating myself up about it,” he said. “I feel the community service is a just punishment and I definitely wont be doing it again. “I’m sorry to everyone I’ve affected through my actions.” The 18-year-old will be carrying out weeding,...
Using Dialogue Circles to support classroom management
July 6, 2014
At Glenview Elementary School, circles are part of a program called Restorative Justice, which is aimed at building collaboration, respect, and positive behavior among students. The circles were implemented in classrooms slowly, and after two years, there was a marked improvement in classroom...
Jamaica on the long road to social restoration
July 4, 2014
Last year, Jamaica, as a key component of implementing its National Restorative Justice Policy, opened seven Community Restorative Justice Centers working officially in 11 communities. In their first phase of implementation, these centers have begun to address community conflicts and...
Restorative Conferencing Changes Rotten Behavior
July 3, 2014
Hereâ€™s the dilemma: no one, not even this furious teacher, wants kids to get arrested, never mind go to jail, unless they seem dangerous or incorrigible. This kid is plenty punished by poverty, fatherlessness, urban blight and more. And everyone knows getting a kid...
For New Orleans, restorative justice means reconciliation
July 2, 2014
Rethinkers was established a little while after Hurricane Katrina of 2005 to provide a way for young people returning home from time at other schools to talk about their experiences and how they could turn what they learned into action in New Orleans public schools. It currently operates in...
Results Victim Survey And Restorative Justice 2014 Poll
July 1, 2014
The main results are: In 2014, 27.5 percent of the respondents aged 16 and older became victims in the year prior to the victim survey. In 2008 it was 26.3 percent. 65.8 percent has been the victim of a crime. Six years ago, it was 80.1 percent. If it is based on the old definition...