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Restorative justice offers a way for peace to come from tragedy
from the article in the TImes Colonist: One family sat across from the Greater Victoria woman whose dangerous driving caused the death of their brother, John Caspell. Another woman, Shannon Moroney, sat on the other side of the glass from her newlywed husband, in jail for brutally raping two women in their Peterborough home.
Located in Restorative Justice Online Blog -- RJOB
A Story of Healing
Jackie Katounas is a restorative justice practitioner and advocate working with Prison Fellowship New Zealand. She shares this firsthand account of a meeting between a man convicted of murder and the sister of his victim.
Located in Previous Editions / 2004 / August 2004 Edition
Stories from a Victim Offender Mediation Programme
The Fraser Region Community Justice Initiative Association (CJI) provides conflict resolution services with a restorative justice focus for a variety of settings in British Columbia including the criminal justice system. David L. Gustafson, the co-director, provides the following story of one of their clients. The story originally appeared in CJI’s 2003-2004 Annual Report.
Located in Previous Editions / 2004 / September 2004 Edition
Real Stories, Real People: Program Offers Victims Solace, Second Chance for Offenders
Longmont Community Justice Project (LCJP), based in Colorado, uses restorative processes to provide alternatives for victims, offenders, and the community. This article describes one case handled through the programme, the reasons why the victims chose the restorative process over court, and the outcomes of the case.
Located in Previous Editions / 2005 / March 2005 Edition
Real People, Real Stories: A Transforming Journey
Restorative processes offer many benefits for victims and offenders. In this article, a survivor of a violent rape shares her experiences of release and healing through victim offender mediation.
Located in Previous Editions / 2006 / March 2006 Edition
Real People, Real Stories: The Challenges Facing a Juvenile Probation Officer in Restorative Justice
Restorative justice practitioners who are part of the criminal justice system can face role conflicts. In this article, Lance F. Kelley describes his experience as a probation officer facilitating restorative justice conferences.
Located in Previous Editions / 2006 / October 2006 Edition
Editor. Face To Face.
This article tells a story of a burglary and the positive impact that a community-based restorative justice process had for the victim’s family. The mother of the family explained her feelings and forgave the young offender, who then apologized and began to work on repayment.
Located in Full-Text Documents at RJ Online
Editor. Exorcising the Ghosts
Relates the story of a graduate student who used restorative justice conferencing to deal with his intense anger at five youths who engaged him in a fight after drinking.
Located in Full-Text Documents at RJ Online
Editor. Making Connections
Ronda Tokona, a restorative justice conference facilitator and lawyer, appreciates restorative justice on another level, having been a victim herself.
Located in Full-Text Documents at RJ Online
Editor. Genuine Remorse.
This short article outlines the personal story of a former offender now working with a community based restorative justice initiative.
Located in Full-Text Documents at RJ Online