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"I felt healed": Mum met burglar who stole precious memories of her dead daughter
from the article by Sally Beck in the Mirror: When Margaret Foxley found out her house had been burgled and a laptop, camera and jewellery had been taken by a drug addict, she wanted him locked up and the key thrown away for good. She had thought of her home as a sanctuary where she could live safely with her husband Paul, her son Oliver and daughter Jessica.
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'I slept through the night for the first time since she died': The mum who went to prison to meet man responsible for daughter's death
from the article by Cathy Owen in Wales Online: Kate Morgan had struggled to come to terms with the death of her 22-year-old daughter Lona Wyn Jones in a horrific car crash two years ago. The 45-year-old from Dolgellau desperately wanted to visit the driver, Ian Edwards, who was sentenced to three years and nine months in prison after pleading guilty to dangerous driving. She said she had questions that only he could answer....
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'Premier League villains' go straight after meeting victims
from the article by Mark Tallentire in The Northern Echo: Durham Police chief constable Mike Barton said between them David Clark and Shaun Morton committed about 500 crimes a year. But after taking part in a restorative justice scheme, both are now drink and drug free and volunteering with other addict criminals.
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'Restorative justice' school program reduces student delinquency
from the press release announcing the study: A pilot program to change how teachers and administrators respond to student misbehavior at an Oakland middle school led to a dramatic drop in suspensions and expulsions, according to a new study released today. During a one-year implementation of the alternative “restorative justice” program, suspensions dropped by 87 percent and expulsions dropped to zero.
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'Talking stick' helps facilitate restorative justice response to destructive behaviors
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'We shook hands... I got upset and started crying. Then Glenn broke down'
from the article on No Offence!: When a passing cyclist intervened as a drunk racially abused two Asian women in Nottingham city centre, it changed both men's lives. Shad Ali, punched to the ground and kicked in the face, ended up in an operating theatre. His assailant Glenn Jackson, eventually snared by CCTV footage, ended up in prison. Almost seven years on they met at HMP Featherstone, Wolverhampton, for the first time. They embraced and wept before sitting down to share their feelings about the incident and its aftermath.
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RJ Article . Change of heart : justice, mercy, and making peace with my sister's killer.
"The story of [an] uneven journey to confronting and reconciling with [the teenager who murdered Bishop's sister and brother-in-law, taking] on the larger issues of restorative justice, life sentences, and incarceration in the criminal justice system, ... [acknowledging] the personal cost of advocating for mercy for people convicted of serious crimes"--from Amazon.com.
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RJ Article . Coffee shop God.
At 35, Thérèse has finally found herself – the long awaited college degree, the high school teaching job, the new husband, two nearly grown children, and four stepchildren. For once, she anticipates a normal life, but a middle of the night phone call changes all of that. Her younger brother, while out of town on business, is shot and killed. Steve's death sends her life into a tailspin of grief and a crippling depression. She becomes the glue that holds her eccentric family together. This collection of essays, set in North Carolina, follows Thérèse as she comes to terms with the untimely and violent death of her brother. (From publisher's description)
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RJ Article . Family group conferencing: A pilot project within the juvenile court system in Louisville, Kentucky.
The following article will: 1) define family group conferencing and provide evidence that supports its effectiveness; 2)discuss the step-by-step process of implementing and sustaining the Restorative Justice Louisville pilot project; 3) provide data from the 73 cases referred to the pilot project; and 4) discuss overcoming barriers and other lessons learned from the implementation of RJ practices in the juvneile system in Louisville, Kentucky. This in-depth review will assist lawyers, judges, and community stakeholders in other jurisdictions who are attempting to implement RJ practices with young offenders. (excerpt)
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RJ Article . It it isn't too late to apologize.
Recently I heard about Restorative Justice, where you are able to make amends to the victims you have harmed. I am inspired by this concept. I see a path in front of me, guiding me to turn my life around. Through this process, I’d like to communicate with the victim’s family if they’d allow me to. I want them to know that I never meant for this to happen and that I am truly sorry. It seems to me that offenders should be given more opportunity to redeem themselves, if they are willing to do so. This could be done through meetings with victims or through programming. Hopefully, this would allow offenders to repair the harm from their wrongful past and provide some comfort to the victims for their loss. (excerpt)
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