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RJ Article Wigg-Stevenson, Natalie. An Unofficial Funeral: Imagining Restorative Justice and Reconciliation at Riverbend Maximum Security Prison.
In this article we attend to a particular liturgical event to see how imagination helps us to perceive the manifestation of God's redemptive work amidst the particularity of human lives. Our unofficial ritualizing of Harmon's funeral required numerous imaginative moments that brought about redemption, reconciliation and genuine transformation in ways that reflected Harmon's life of presence to and work among the men of Riverbend. In remembering Harmon together, we also remembered the distinctive impact he had on each of our lives, an impact that had enabled us to imagine ourselves and each other as new creations, reconciled to each other by God's power. Our imaginative liturgy performance made present to us the Harmon we had known, the Christ who had always been revealed to us in Harmon's unconditional love, and the unconditional love of that Christ among us, drawing us towards each other in love. (Excerpt).
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Three research projects of the European Forum on Restorative Justice
from the EFRJ March News Flash: News about the Forum's projects: Accessibility and Initiation of Restorative Justice The EFRJ project ‘Accessibility and Initiation of Restorative Justice,’ is well underway. Together with the desistance and judicial training projects, the accessibility project began in January 2013 and constitutes the trilogy of restorative justice projects financed by the European Commission for the period 2013-2014. The project aims to understand which factors prevent victims and offenders from having access to restorative justice procedures. Further it aims to understand the elements that increase the likelihood of parties accepting an offer for restorative justice procedures.
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RJ Article Jasperson, Rachael Anne. Therapeutic Interventions and Animal Assisted Therapy with Incarcerated Females.
The prison population in the United States is growing at an alarming rate. Incarcerated women manifest distinctly greater psychological distress than do their male counterparts. In addition, these women demonstrate higher rates of mood disorder, substance use disorders, and personality disorders. Ranging from individual and group therapy to vocational training, corrections facilities use various forms of therapeutic interventions in an attempt to provide inmates with the resources necessary to develop healthy coping skills and function successfully in society. For many years corrections facilities have used animals as rehabilitative or therapeutic tools. However, there have been few studies looking at the efficacy of programs using animals with incarcerated populations. This dissertation presents how I examined the impact of an animal assisted therapy group with female inmates at the Utah State Prison. (Excerpt).
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Comment Resercher in High and low context societies
The modern world needs to understand before hand traditional, indigenous practises of the communities, implementing poverty elevation, peace building etc projects. In the western world [...]
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Through role-play and discussion, this lesson will help students understand the motives behind offending and re-offending and to develop problem-solving consequences that will help offenders learn a better way to behave. By developing restorative consequences, the classroom community can help the offender repair the harm he/she has caused and discourage the offender from re-offending. Students practice consensus building and explore the consequence-setting aspect of justice circles. (excerpt)
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RJ Article Minnesota Department of Corrections. Facilitating Restorative Group Conferences. Trainer’s Guide Practice Conference Scenarios
The Minnesota Department of Corrections has produced a set of practical materials to guide people who are training others in facilitation of restorative group conferences. The 'Practice Conference Scenarios' part provides numerous situations to practice the facilitation of a restorative conference. Each role-playing scenario describes an offense or wrongdoing, as well as roles for participants in the conference. Among many practice scenarios are the following: driving while intoxicated; felony menacing; disrespectful student; bullying; truancy; school assault; damage to property; intra-familial theft; stolen truck; vacation burglary; construction arson; and burglary of a dwelling.
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RJ Article Umbreit, Mark S and Fercello, Claudia. "Program Evaluation Kit: Family Group Conferencing."
This document provides an extensive set of forms and questions for surveying the perspectives and experiences of both the victim and offender before the conference, and then for evaluating the results of the conference and how participants feel after the conference.
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RJ Article Geary, William. "A Quick Look at In-house Evaluations."
The author remarks that one of the necessary challenges for any program is evaluation. Because of the importance of this practice, the author provides basic guidelines for an organization to conduct its own “in-houseâ€? evaluation of its programs.
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RJ Article T. Fletcher and Miller, L and Braswell, Michael C. Human Relations in Corrections.
An overview and seven cases address ethical problems from the perspective of court professionals; a family court judge must use discretion in a child abuse case, and other cases require deciding the appropriate purpose and limits of a presentence investigation and determining the consequences for a repeat juvenile offender. Another overview and seven cases involve correctional situations from a variety of community perspectives. The school teacher who has a disruptive student, the minister who has a parishioner who is an ex-offender, and the community halfway house director all confront correctional problems in their communities. The next seven cases and text provide insight into the world of inmates. The cases include decisions about becoming involved in illegal drug trafficking in prison, whether to report the victimization of an inmate, how to respond to the special favors being offered by an older inmate, how to respond to gang conflict, whether to participate in an inmate protest, and preparation for release. Another seven cases and text focus on some of the demands placed on the typical correctional officer. Crisis intervention skills, peer group pressures, and riot control are some of the situations presented. A variety of professional and personal situations correctional counselors typically encounter are presented in seven cases. Dealing with inmate depression, anger, and deception, as well as with the counselor's own sense of frustration are among the situations confronted by the correctional counselor. Remaining cases deal with correctional ethics in general and complex decisions confronted by the correctional administrator. Discussion questions follow each case. New to this edition are cases that address the privatization of correctional institutions, prison unions, liability of correctional personnel for offender suicides during incarceration, alternative sentencing, and the relationship between overcrowding and the threat of AIDS.
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These evaluation forms, used in the Bethlehem Restorative Policing Experiment, include: Conference Observation Form, Facilitator Data Sheet, Post-Conference Offender Questionnaire, Post-Conference Victim Questionnaire, Post-Conference Offender's Parent Questionnaire, Post-Court Offender Questionnaire, Post-Court Victim Questionnaire, Post-Court Offender's Parent Questionnaire.
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