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Actions and consequences: How restorative justice can help victims move on
from the article by Javed Khan: If you were a victim of crime, would you want to meet the offender? What would you say to them? A burglary victim might, for example, want to talk about the inconvenience, the hassle of sorting out the mess and replacing what has been stolen. They could spell out that some things - just objects to an outsider - are completely irreplaceable, and how sentimental value outweighs any financial cost. But we all know that actions have unintended consequences, and burglary isn't just about what's been taken, it's about what's been left behind too.
Located in Restorative Justice Online Blog -- RJOB
Restorative Justice Inroads into the United Kingdom
Over the past three years, the United Kingdom has begun to implement significant changes in its response to youth crime. A research report on initial results from 11 pilot sites was released in January 2001, and work continues toward the goal of nationwide implementation by April 2002.
Located in Previous Editions / 2001 / September 2001 Edition
Two New Research Reports on Implementing Restorative
The Home Office Research, Development and Statistics Directorate released two studies in September on restorative justice. These were "An Exploratory Evaluation of Restorative Justice Schemes" and "An International Review of Restorative Justice". Each report provides insight into best practices in implementing restorative justice.
Located in Previous Editions / 2001 / November 2001 Edition
Restorative Justice Innovations by the Thames Valley Police Force
The Thames Valley Police Force has led the movement toward restorative justice in the United Kingdom by shifting to a problem-solving paradigm.
Located in Previous Editions / 2001 / November 2001 Edition
Full Implementation of Referral Orders in England and Wales
As of April 2002, Courts in England and Wales now have a new disposal option for young offenders pleading guilty or convicted of first offenses. Originally set forth in the 1999 Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act, the referral order scheme underwent an 18-month evaluation of 11 pilot projects between March 2000 and August 2001.
Located in Previous Editions / 2002 / May 2002 Edition
Restorative Practice in Schools Receives a Boost in the UK.
The Youth Justice Board and the Government’s Children’s Fund in the UK are sponsoring new programs to address misbehaviour in schools. The funding is part of a greater emphasis on using restorative justice by the government. Projects will address bullying, truancy, crimes, and other destructive behaviours, in the expectation that use of restorative processes will reduce the number of students expelled from school each year.
Located in Previous Editions / 2003 / October 2003 Edition
The UK Government's restorative justice strategy
The UK Government released a strategy and consultation paper on restorative justice on July 22nd. It outlined the government's commitment to developing restorative practices and asked for comments from the general public. The Home Office is now seeking international responses to the consultation paper.
Located in Previous Editions / 2003 / December 2003 Edition
Restorative Justice in Action: Valuing Offenders and Victims
Mark Creitzman, a project coordinator for the Enfield Youth Offending Team, describes programmes for both young offenders and victims.
Located in Previous Editions / 2004 / March 2004 Edition
Statement of Restorative Justice Principles in Schools
Lyndsey Sharp,a researcher with the Restorative Justice Consortium in London provides an overview of the development of the Consortium's Statement of Restorative Justice Principles as Applied in the School Setting.
Located in Previous Editions / 2004 / March 2004 Edition
Home Office Explores Cautioning
The Home Office has released a consultation paper on a code of practice for conditional cautioning as an alternative to prosecution. Conditional cautioning is found in the Criminal Justice Act of 2003, which provides for the creation of a code of practice to be approved to by both Houses of Parliament.
Located in Previous Editions / 2004 / March 2004 Edition