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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
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
Penal Mediation Piloted in Argentina
In the 1990s, Argentina began a series of reform efforts to alleviate corruption, overcrowding of jails and prisons, backlogs stalling the court system, and a lack of faith in the justice system. Among those reforms was the Proyecto RAC (Alternative Conflict Resolution Project), a pilot project in penal mediation.
Located in Previous Editions / 2001 / October 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
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
Restorative Justice in Bulgaria
Dobrinka Chankova of the Institute For Conflict Resolution in Sofia, Bulagaria provides a look at the movement for restorative justice in her country.
Located in Previous Editions / 2001 / December 2001 Edition
The Norwegian System: Restorative Elements
Several recent studies of Norway's justice system reveal a number of restorative elements. Mediation and legal aid for victims are notable examples of restorative influences on the justice system in that country.
Located in Previous Editions / 2001 / December 2001 Edition
Restorative Justice Approach Launched by South Africa Department of Correctional Services
The South Africa Department of Correctional Services held a conference in November to launch its new "restorative justice approach". Although other government departments have included restorative justice in their policy documents and the government has sponsored pilot projects, this was certainly the most highly publicized policy statement on restorative justice by the South African government to date.
Located in Previous Editions / 2002 / January 2002 Edition
Minnesota State Supreme Court Upholds Use of Sentencing Circles
A January 2002 Minnesota Supreme Court decision reinforced the purpose and decision-making authority of sentencing-circles. The case questioned whether a circle could include a stay of adjudication as a part of sentencing recommendations.
Located in Previous Editions / 2002 / February 2002 Edition