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Diverting Young Adults from Prison in NSW
The New South Wales (NSW) Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research recently released an evaluation report of a pilot community conferencing programme targeting young adults. The programme seeks to divert persons between the ages of 18 and 24 from prison to community conferences. The report discusses results from a survey of conference participants as well as interviews and focus group meetings with key stakeholders in Liverpool and Tweed Heads – the two local courts participating in the pilot programme.
Located in Previous Editions / 2007 / November 2007 Edition
Creating Alternatives for Young Offenders in Toronto
An innovative diversion programme offers young offenders in the Greater Toronto area an opportunity to clear their records and contribute to the community. Called PACT (for participation, acknowledgement, commitment, and transformation), it partners with youth courts to provide a restorative justice and community service alternative in sentencing young offenders.
Located in Previous Editions / 2007 / November 2007 Edition
South Australia: Nunga Court II – Aboriginal Sentencing Conferences
The Nunga Court of South Australia was established in 1999 to provide a culturally relevant sentencing option for Aboriginal offenders. 2005 legislation legitimizing the Nunga court required that victims be given the opportunity to participate in addition to the offender, elders, and community members. In response, the regional court in Port Lincoln is piloting an Aboriginal Sentencing Court incorporating elements of the Nunga Court model and restorative conferencing and sentencing circles from Canada. This article summarizes a paper by Dr. Andrew Cannon, Deputy Chief Magistrate and Senior Warden for South Australia, describing the new Aboriginal Sentencing Conferences. A link to the full paper is below.
Located in Previous Editions / 2007 / December 2007 Edition
Court Ruling Upholds Principles of Restorative Justice, Overturns Shaming Sanction
In January, a ruling from the High Court of South Africa (Eastern Cape Division) set aside a lower court ruling requiring a defendant convicted of six counts of fraud to publicly wear a placard announcing her guilt and asking her victims for forgiveness. In setting aside this one aspect of the sentence, the High Court referenced both the unconstitutionality of the sanction and its departure from the principles of restorative justice.
Located in Previous Editions / 2008 / February 2008 Edition
Lesotho Explores Restorative Justice in Draft Bill
The Attorney General’s office of Lesotho is reviewing the draft Children’s Protection and Welfare Bill (CPWB) that will be debated when parliament resumes session. Addressing all aspects of the treatment and protection of children, the bill includes an extensive section on restorative justice and diversion for children in conflict with the law.
Located in Previous Editions / 2008 / August 2008 Edition
Restorative Practices in New School Discipline Policy
At its August 2008 meeting, the Denver Public Schools board approved a new discipline policy that includes restorative interventions. Created by a coalition school board members and community groups, the new policy seeks to lower the district's reliance on suspension and referral to law enforcement agencies. At the same time, they seek to give students and their parents more of a voice in the disciplinary process.
Located in Previous Editions / 2008 / September 2008
In-Prison Victim Offender Dialogue in the US
Victim Offender Dialogue programmes in prisons provide an opportunity for victims and victim survivors to meet with their offenders to discuss the crime and issues surrounding it.
Located in Previous Editions / 2008 / September 2008
Court Ruling Upholds Principles of Restorative Justice, Overturns Shaming Sanction
In January, a ruling from the High Court of South Africa (Eastern Cape Division) set aside a lower court ruling requiring a defendant convicted of six counts of fraud to publicly wear a placard announcing her guilt and asking her victims for forgiveness. In setting aside this one aspect of the sentence, the High Court referenced both the unconstitutionality of the sanction and its departure from the principles of restorative justice.
Located in Previous Editions / 2009 / January 2009 Edition.
Lesotho Explores Restorative Justice in Draft Bill
The Attorney General’s office of Lesotho is reviewing the draft Children’s Protection and Welfare Bill (CPWB) that will be debated when parliament resumes session. Addressing all aspects of the treatment and protection of children, the bill includes an extensive section on restorative justice and diversion for children in conflict with the law.
Located in Previous Editions / 2009 / January 2009 Edition.
Restorative Practices in New School Discipline Policy
At its August 2008 meeting, the Denver Public Schools board approved a new discipline policy that includes restorative interventions. Created by a coalition school board members and community groups, the new policy seeks to lower the district's reliance on suspension and referral to law enforcement agencies. At the same time, they seek to give students and their parents more of a voice in the disciplinary process.
Located in Previous Editions / 2009 / January 2009 Edition.