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RJ Article . An exploration of the role of leadership in restorative policing in England and Wales.
This chapter explores the role of leadership in restorative policing in England and Wales and the impact of the external criminal justice policy environment on attempts to embed restorative approaches into police practice. It is clear that certain aspects of restorative justice chime with long-standing values in police culture, not least the emphasis on common-sense decision-making and the removal of unnecessary bureaucracy advocated by a focus on informal resolution. Yet, we argue that restorative policing cannot work where these ideas are placed solely in individual programmes. Instead, a clear vision needs to be articulated by police leaders with subsequent programmes being built around this overarching philosophy of ‘restorative policing’ that encourages leadership to ‘bubble up’ from below. (author's abstract)
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Local Community Innovations: Transformation House
This private, non-profit organization in Kentucky serves homicide survivors and convicted murderers. When both parties desire it, Transformation House brings together death row inmates with the survivors of their victim. Meet the committed woman who started this innovative program.
Located in Previous Editions / 2001 / September 2001 Edition
Restorative Justice Service in Christchurch
In New Zealand, restorative justice has received much grassroots support with the creation of community-based services. The Restorative Justice Service (RJS) of Christchurch is one such community initiative providing conferencing services. RJS began accepting referrals in 1998 and runs parallel to the criminal justice system. It seeks to preserve this independence in order to maintain its integrity with police, lawyers, and judges.
Located in Previous Editions / 2002 / June 2002 Edition
Restorative Justice in New Orleans.
Turning Point Partners is a restorative justice initiative in New Orleans, Louisiana. The group, led by Lou Furman and Jean Handley, has developed programs for the youth court, juvenile institutions, and a local charter school. Turning Point Partners sees restorative justice as a tool for teaching the skills and values needed for creating healthy and safe communities. This article about their program below was written by Lou Furman.
Located in Previous Editions / 2002 / July 2002 Edition
New Zealand Expands Official Recognition of Restorative Justice
With passage of the Sentencing Act 2002 in May, New Zealand appears set to further increase its use of restorative justice practices in responding to crime
Located in Previous Editions / 2002 / October 2002 Edition
Peace Foundation Melanesia
PEACE Foundation Melanesia is an NGO in Papua New Guinea that provides mediation and restorative justice training to local communities and groups in conflict. This article was written by Br. Pat Howley, executive director of Peace Foundation Melanesia.
Located in Previous Editions / 2002 / November 2002 Edition
Introducing Restorative Justice to the Police Complaints System: Close Encounters of the Rare Kind.
Researchers at the Centre for Criminological Research at the University of Oxford have recently completed some research into applying Restorative Justice to the Police Complaints system in a UK police force. The report was written by By Roderick Hill, Karen Cooper, Carolyn Hoyle and Richard Young. Below is a brief description of the report.
Located in Previous Editions / 2003 / April 2003 Edition
The Jeanette Community Justice Project.
The Jeanette Community Justice Project grew out of a decision by the Westmoreland County Juvenile Probation Balanced and Restorative Justice Team’s Public Relations Sub-Committee to implement the philosophy of Balanced and Restorative Justice (BARJ) in a single community. Marjorie Bing Stanislaw, the committee chairperson, provides this description of their efforts.
Located in Previous Editions / 2003 / September 2003 Edition
Community Justice Centre of Comox Valley.
The Community Justice Centre of the Comox Valley Society in British Colombia, Canada has been providing restorative services since 1998. Edwarde O’Donnel and Karen Rushton provide an overview of the programme and of an in-house evaluation of participant satisfaction.
Located in Previous Editions / 2003 / November 2003 Edition
The Rise and Fall of Restorative Justice on Boulder’s University Hill
Thomas Russell provides background to the initiation and decline of a restorative justice programme in Boulder, Colorado. His description provides lessons for restorative justice implementation.
Located in Previous Editions / 2004 / February 2004 Edition