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Growing Interest in Innovative Prison Management system.
Prison Fellowship affiliates in several countries are operating unique programs that make dramatic changes in prison management. These changes are based on a methodology developed by the Brazilian Association for Protection and Assistance to the Convicted (APAC), the PF affiliate in Brazil.
Located in Previous Editions / 2001 / November 2001 Edition
Experimenting with Restorative Practices in Brazil
Several Brazilian organizations are exploring restorative justice philosophy and processes as a means of changing justice practice by
Located in Previous Editions / 2002 / July 2002 Edition
Proposed Restorative Justice Legislation in Brazil
In late 2005, the Commission of Participatory Legislation of the Brazilian House of Representatives held a public discussion on restorative justice. Tasked with bringing civil society organizations into the democratic process, the Commission sponsored the hearing at the request of the Instituto de Direito Comparado e Internacional de Brasilía. As a part of its intervention, the Instituto provided the Commission with draft restorative justice legislation for consideration.
Located in Previous Editions / 2006 / March 2006 Edition
File Parker, Lynette. The Use of Restorative Practices in Latin America
Several Latin American countries are looking for alternative methods for dealing with crime and conflict. This opening has spurred both government and civil society to experiment with restorative processes.
Located in Full-Text Documents at RJ Online
File Scuro Neto, Pedro. The Restorative Paradigm: Just Middle-Range Justice
Restorative justice is a middle-range paradigm, a promise of future systemic change, implemented on a lower level of abstraction with operational notions defined for restricted orders of conflict, in specific, localized conditions.
Located in Full-Text Documents at RJ Online
File Scuro, Pedro and Renato Tardelli Pereira. A justiça como fator de transformação de conflictos: Princípios e implementação
No decorrer da década de 90 a discussão sobre a reforma do Judiciário restringiu-se a propostas de tipo “estrutural” - simplificação processual, atualização de procedimentos administrativos, intervenção na formação de bacharéis, promotores e juízes de Direito - que deveriam dar à Justiça maior competência, celeridade e, quem sabe, uma imagem menos negativa.
Located in Full-Text Documents at RJ Online
RJ Article Pallamolla, Raffaella and Achutti, Daniel . Restorative Justice in Juvenile Courts in Brazil: A Brief Review of Porto Alegre and São Caetano Pilot Projects.
In this paper, it is presented the results of the first three years (2005-2007)of the application of Restorative Justice (RJ) in the Brazilian juvenile justice system. To this end, it was made a bibliographical and documental researches, so all data used in the paper has not been collected directly by the authors. Good results are verified, despite the almost complete absence of publicity given to the work developed in the country. It was also noticed a considerable lack of dialogue between those who are responsible for the programmes, the legal actors involved, and the local Universities. For even better results, it is suggested that all institutions involved improve the dialogue between them and encourage scientific researches of their own practices. (author's abstract)
Located in articlesdb / articles
Six Brazilian states are using the restorative juvenile justice of Terre des hommes
from the article on AlertNet: In September 2011, representatives of the legal authorities, public prosecutors, lawyers, non-governmental organisations, adolescents and families from six states in Brazil came together, all in agreement on the fact that restorative juvenile justice should be implemented in the current law system.
Located in Restorative Justice Online Blog -- RJOB
RJ Article Curi Yazbek, Vania and Ednir, Madza and Rezende Melo, Eduardo . Justiça Restaurativa e Comunitária em São Caetano do Sul. Aprendendo com os conflitos a respeitar direitos e promover cidadania.
Essa tecnologia baseia-se na colaboração entre os sistemas Judiciário e Educacional, com articulação/ enredamento de todas as organizações da cidade e envolvimento comunitário. Seu objetivo: possibilitar a pessoas, comunidades e organizações a tornarem-se protagonistas e co-responsáveis pela construção de uma cidade justa, segura e educativa, na qual os direitos individuais e sociais dos cidadãos e cidadãs sejam atendidos – em especial, os de crianças, adolescentes e jovens das camadas mais pobres. Sua principal ferramenta: a Justiça Restaurativa, uma nova forma de se fazer justiça, onde os envolvidos em conflitos destrutivos chegam de forma autônoma a acordos, reparando os danos que diferentes formas de violência causam a indivíduos e grupos, restaurando o tecido social esgarçado ou rompido pelas situações de desrespeito, prevenindo a violência pelo tratamento de suas causas, com atendimento aos direitos sociais até então negados e promovendo uma inserção comunitária mais justa, solidária e cidadã. (extracto)
Located in articlesdb / articles
Restorative justice: New approaches in Brazil
by luigimorelli on the blog A Revolution of Hope: Today, most of the deaths of Brazilian adolescents are caused by gang-related murders. To counteract gangs’ advanced organization police repression looks more and more like guerrilla. However, the government is realizing that a strictly adversarial approach is not going to advance a resolution. In the mid-1990s, Dominic Barter began working with favela residents, including drug gang members, to help them strengthen nonviolent options for working with young people. “I saw violence as a monologue,” said Barter, referring to both gang activity and its repression, “I wanted to create a dialogue.”
Located in Restorative Justice Online Blog -- RJOB