IIRP graduate Beth Alosi applies restorative practices at Ford Motor Company
February 12, 2014
Fast forward to 2014, and Alosi, who graduated from the IIRP in 2011, has begun her second year as a CEM coach helping nine different Ford and Lincoln dealerships improve customer relations by focusing first on staff relationships in their stores. Said Alosi, â€œMost consultants come in,...
Restorative justice process ‘success’
February 10, 2014
It is an approach to reduce crime that has grown in the past two and a-half years, particularly since the appointment of Judge Joanna Maze to the Oamaru District Court in 2011. Set up in 2001 as the Waitaki Safer Community Council with funding obtained from a government crime prevention fund,...
Book Review: Reconstructing restorative justice philosophy
February 10, 2014
Ed. by Theo Gavrielides and Vasso Artinolpolou. Farnham, Surrey, UK and Burlington VT, USA: Ashgate. 362 pp. ISBN 978-14094-70717 hbk Â£70.00 Giuseppe Maglione takes a Foucauldian perspective, which unfortunately leads him to use opaque phrases such as...
Restorative justice can drastically reduce need to restrain young offenders
February 4, 2014
Last year, Atkinson Secure Children’s Home became the first such organisation to be awarded the RJC’s restorative service quality mark. “In 2009/10, we trained all staff in restorative approaches â€“ now the culture is more relaxed, the kids are able to express...
Seeking restorative justice for victims of communal riots
February 4, 2014
But, even in the case of communal riots where it is surely important to legally punish the perpetrators, justice for the victims need to deal with more concrete issues that move beyond punishing the perpetrators and compensation for the victims. The anti Sikh riots, Mumbai riots and the recent...
Conflict resolution for children in schools through mediation and restorative dialogue
February 1, 2014
The participants discussed the prevention of conflicts through the provision of mediation and conflict resolution education and training for children in schools. The main aim of this activity was to promote development of an inclusive strategy, endorsing prevention and promoting effective...
Bus company working with police on restorative justice scheme
January 31, 2014
Earlier this month, the teenager attended the Arriva depot, based at Belmont Industrial Estate, in Durham, where he cleaned a bus and spoke to staff about the impact of his actions. Depot manager Kevin Poskett said: â€œWe sat down with this young man and told him the potential implications...
Advice for teachers to help prevent misbehavior in their classroom
January 29, 2014
Do’s Do use affective (emotionally rich) language when praising or confronting students Do use collaborative practices Do focus on repairing relationships rather than impersonal sanctions and punishments Don’ts Do not use impersonal punishments Do not avoid face-to-face...
Kelly McGrath: Here’s why restorative justice really works
January 28, 2014
The traditional system seeks only to apply a punishment to a convicted criminal. Once a traditional sentence is given, the victim, victimâ€™s family and offenderâ€™s family have no opportunity for emotional healing. The offender has no opportunity to atone and work toward being a...
Evidence, outcomes & performance: 10 years of restorative justice.
January 27, 2014
…Performance of SCVRJP is related to achieving specific mission-critical goals. Themission of SCVRJP is to build and sustain a culture of Peace & Belonging utilizing Restorative Justice principles within our community. SCVRJP creates a specific â€œcounter-measureâ€ for each...
On the defensive: The need for restorative justice
January 22, 2014
Chapter 949 of the Wisconsin Statutes (Awards for the Victims of Crimes) implements the financial component of that constitutional provision, known as the â€œcrime victim compensation program.â€ Through that, victims can apply to the Department of Justice and ask for payment for a...
‘Restorative justice’ bill supported at public hearing
January 20, 2014
Won Pat, in a letter, wrote that restorative justice has positive outcomes and helped reduce youth crime. Patrick Wolff, founder of Inafa’maolek, spoke in favor of the bill. He said the organization has been using restorative justice since 1994 and has many success stories. Wolff...
Rounding up 2013 for restorative justice: What lies ahead
January 17, 2014
This interest was revived soon after the current coalition government took power. In December 2010, their Green Paper “Breaking the Cycle”, announced their intentions for key reforms to the adult and youth justice sentencing philosophy and practice. The Ministerial Foreword noted:...
Restorative Circles program builds empathy, conflict resolution skills in middle school students
January 17, 2014
â€œItâ€™s essentially a different way to look at discipline problems in schools,â€ says Executive Director Christine Gilman. â€œWeâ€™re trying it out at this juncture. I would like to see it grow to the high school and more districts.â€ Modeled on a philosophy known...