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Bridges to Life: A Promising In-Prison Restorative Justice Intervention
Bridges to Life is an in-prison restorative justice programme that facilitates meetings between offenders and unrelated victims. This article is drawn from a paper by Marilyn Armour, assistant professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin. The complete article is attached.
Located in Previous Editions / 2006 / June 2006 Edition
The Difficulty of Building Restorative Spaces: Re-envisioning Justice for Offenders
Prisons are not an ideal context for the implementation of restorative principles. In thinking about and developing restorative justice in prisons, it is important to remember the systemic challenges. This article is edited version of a paper by Barb Toews and Lotta Rao from the Pennsylvania Prison Society in which they consider the issues of the trauma of captivity and the effect of nature on behaviour. The full article is attached.
Located in Previous Editions / 2006 / June 2006 Edition
New Restorative Approach to Sex Crimes
The RESTORE programme offers an alternative to conventional justice processes for victims of date and acquaintance rape. In this article, Mary P. Koss, principal investigator for the RESTORE project, offers an overview of the programme.
Located in Previous Editions / 2006 / July 2006 Edition
How Could You Do This to Me?
The Centre for Sexual Assault in Copenhagen provides many services to women who have been victimized by sexual assault. The Centre offers a victim offender mediation project to allow women to confront their attackers in face-to-face meetings or by correspondence. In this article, Karin Sten Madsen, a counselor with the Centre, explains the reasons for the programme and relates the experiences of three women who chose to participate in it.
Located in Previous Editions / 2006 / July 2006 Edition
Serious Crimes Conferencing in Baltimore
The Community Conferencing Center offers a variety of conference services in Baltimore, Maryland. The center offers court diversion for non-violent offenses, alternatives to school suspension, re-entry conferencing, and neighborhood conflict resolution. In this article, Lauren Abramson, executive director of the Community Conferencing Center, provides an overview of a serious crimes conference held in a prison setting.
Located in Previous Editions / 2006 / September 2006 Edition
Using Restorative Conferencing for Healing of Victims and Offenders in New South Wales
The Restorative Justice Unit of the New South Wales Department of Corrective Services was established in 1999. It offers conferencing after the offender is in the custody of the Department. In the attached article, Kate Milner, manager of the Unit, provides an overview of its work with victim offender conferencing and of a new re-entry initiative.
Located in Previous Editions / 2006 / October 2006 Edition
Restorative Justice for Juveniles and Adults in Thailand
In 2004, Thailand introduced restorative conferencing as a response to juvenile offending. This approach has subsequently been expanded for use in domestic violence cases and with adult offenders through the Department of Probation. In this article, Wanchai Roujanavong, Director General of the Department of Probation, describes the introduction of restorative justice into Thailand, its legislative support, and outcomes to date.
Located in Previous Editions / 2006 / November 2006 Edition
Juvenile Re-Offending after Family and Victim Offender Conferences
In 2000, the Australian state of Northern Territory implemented a juvenile pre-court diversion scheme. Teresa Cunningham summarizes her research study into the scheme’s impact on re-offending.
Located in Previous Editions / 2007 / March 2007 Edition
“Operation Regeneration”: Applying the Lessons of Bougainville to International Peace Operations
Using lessons learned from Bougainville, this article presents a hypothetical civil war and how peace operations might respond. The article is excerpted from the PhD dissertation of Peter Reddy who studied peacemaking operations in Bougainville and Somalia. His complete dissertation, Peace Operations and Restorative Justice: Groundwork for Post-conflict Regeneration, is attached.
Located in Previous Editions / 2007 / August 2007 Edition
RJ in Moldova: The Institute for Penal Reform
In recent years, the Republic of Moldova has begun using restorative justice processes. This required new legislation and development of pilot projects using victim offender mediation in both juvenile and adult cases. A major supporter and advocate for these changes has been the Institute for Penal reform founded in November 2001.
Located in Previous Editions / 2007 / September 2007 Edition