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Dalhousie restorative justice response to Facebook comments questioned
from the article by Marieke Walsh in Global News: Dalhousie University’s decision to use a restorative justice process in dealing with offensive Facebook comments have some people concerned that there won’t be real consequences for the perpetrators. The university says some of the female victims chose the informal approach which is one of two options under the school’s sexual harassment policy. The decision means that the victims, perpetrators, and the university will work together to look at the harm done by the sexually violent and abusive comments and what the appropriate consequences should be.
Located in Restorative Justice Online Blog -- RJOB
Reconciliation: A new generation of aboriginal Canadians weighs in
from the interview by CBCNews: Reneltta Arluk is a writer and actor of Inuvialuit, Gwich’in and Chipewyan-Cree descent originally from the Northwest Territories. Raised by her grandparents on the trap-line until school age, Reneltta travelled with them across the North. In 2008, Reneltta founded Akpik Theatre in Yellowknife to help produce and tell northern indigenous stories.
Located in Restorative Justice Online Blog -- RJOB
Nelson Police Department rolls out innovative restorative justice program
From the article in the Boundary Sentinel: The Nelson Police Department is advocating for the introduction of a Restorative Justice program as an option to laying criminal charges when a crime has been committed.
Located in Restorative Justice Online Blog -- RJOB
Creating Guidelines for Restorative Justice
In 2002, the United Nations Economic and Social Council endorsed Basic Principles on the Use of Restorative Justice Programmes in Criminal Matters. In paragraph 12, the Basic Principles urge governments to create guidelines and standards for the use of restorative justice programmes. Two countries, Canada and New Zealand, have started this process.
Located in Previous Editions / 2003 / August 2003 Edition
A Healing Approach to Elder Abuse
The Restorative Justice Approaches to Elder Abuse Project is a collaborative of seven community agencies in the Waterloo region of Ontario. In 2000, the Project began a three year effort to design, implement and evaluate a restorative process to be used in cases of elder abuse. Arlene Groh, the project coordinator, describes the work of the Restorative Justice Approaches to Elder Abuse Project in this article.
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
Tsuu T’ina Peacemaking Justice in Canada
Canada is a world leader in restorative justice in part because of the strong influence of its First Nations peoples. One initiative has been the development of three Canadian courts for use by First Nations peoples only. This article highlights one of those, which applies Tsuu T’ina peacemaking philosophy and circle processes to offending behaviour on the Tsuu T'ina Nation reserve
Located in Previous Editions / 2004 / August 2004 Edition
Creating Alternatives for Young Offenders in Toronto
An innovative diversion programme offers young offenders in the Greater Toronto area an opportunity to clear their records and contribute to the community. Called PACT (for participation, acknowledgement, commitment, and transformation), it partners with youth courts to provide a restorative justice and community service alternative in sentencing young offenders.
Located in Previous Editions / 2007 / November 2007 Edition
Consultation Continues on Formation of a National Canadian Restorative Justice Organization
In January 2008, a Steering Committee began circulating a discussion paper to determine whether there is interest in forming a national restorative justice organization in Canada.
Located in Previous Editions / 2008 / August 2008 Edition
Consultation Continues on Formation of a National Canadian Restorative Justice Organization
In January 2008, a Steering Committee began circulating a discussion paper to determine whether there is interest in forming a national restorative justice organization in Canada.
Located in Previous Editions / 2009 / January 2009 Edition.