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RJ Article Cameron, Angela. Sentencing Circles and Intimate Violence: A Canadian feminist Perspective.
Advocates of restorative justice claim that these models can benefit offenders, victims, and communities and also address historical injustices perpetrated against Aboriginal peoples. These claims extend to cases of intimate violence. In the case of judicially convened sentencing circles in cases of intimate violence in Canada, these claims have not been born out. In fact, by measuring the outcomes in these cases against recent studies of bettered women's needs, these models, as they are currently constituted, have inadequately addressed social injustice and inequality experienced by women within Canadian Aboriginal communities, and in some instances, have revictimized survivors of intimate violence. (author's abstract)
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Cherokee Talking Circle
from Crime Solutions: The Cherokee Talking Circle (CTC) is a culturally based intervention targeting substance abuse among Native American adolescents. The program was designed for students who were part of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians, the eighth largest tribe in Oklahoma. The goal of the CTC is to reduce substance abuse, with abstinence as the ideal outcome for students.... The intervention is aimed at Keetoowah–Cherokee students ages 13 to 18 who are in the early stages of substance misuse and who are also experiencing negative consequences as a result of their substance use....
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Chilean delegation learns about the “Safe Streets” program and participates in a circle
from Lisa J. Laplante's entry on the Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog: In the afternoon, we were joined by Distinguished Professor and Director of the MULS Restorative Justice Initiative, Janine Geske and headed to the South Side of Milwaukee in an MU athletic van. At the Kosciusko Community Center, we met with Paulina de Haan, co-coordinator of the Safe Streets Program, who had convened a circle of community members: parole officers, offenders who recently finished their prison terms, and policemen.
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Circles for sex offenders first in the South
from the article by Dawn Baumgartner Vaughan in the Herald-Sun: Durham is starting the first Circles of Safety and Accountability in the South for sex offenders getting out of prison. COSA will match recently released sex offenders in Durham with a circle of people who will meet with them weekly to hold them accountable and support them in re-entering the community. Durham County is home to about 300 convicted sex offenders.
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Comment circles of support/homelessness
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Circling self-interest and democracy
reviewed by Dan Van Ness Lode Walgrave begins his exceptional 2008 book Restorative Justice, Self-interest and Responsible Citizenship like many writers on restorative justice. He reviews the ancient and recent history of restorative approaches, proposes and explains a definition of restorative justice, and outlines various restorative schemes. He then contrasts restorative approaches from contemporary criminal practice and identifies ways in which the former resolves practical and ethical problems of the latter. The person who crosses this familiar territory with Lode is well rewarded because he writes with analytical precision, a scholar’s restraint, and the passion of someone with conviction. He has much to say that is worth hearing. He once again explains clearly why he favours a maximalist definition of restorative justice, one that is not limited to deliberative schemes but which applies only to harm caused by crime. He carefully and thoroughly builds his case against punishment and against restorative justice being considered an alternative punishment rather than an alternative to punishment.
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Circulos de Paz and the promise of peace: Restorative justice meets intimate violence
from the article by Linda G. Mills, Mary Helen Maley and Yael Shy in New York University Review of Law and Social Change: Circles of Peace/Circulos de Paz was founded in Nogales, Arizona in 2004 to address these myriad problems with both the criminal justice response to intimate violence and Batterer Intervention Programs. Circles of Peace is the first court-referred domestic violence treatment program to use a restorative justice circle approach to reduce violent behavior in families in the United States. The program consists of twenty-six to fifty-two weeks of conferences, or "Circles," bringing partners who have been abusive (the "applicants") together with willing family members (including those who have been abused, the "participants"), support people, a trained professional facilitator, and community volunteers. The goal is to encourage dialogue about the incident, the history of violence in this family, and meaningful change.
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Community based sociotherapy in Rwanda: healing a post-violent conflict society
from the article by Jean de Dieu Basabose: ....Sociotherapy is simply understood by Nvunabandi and Ruhorahoza (2008:65), two of the facilitators of the sociotherapy program, as a way to help people come together to overcome or cure their problems.
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CorStone Center uses restorative justice circles to build emotional resilience
From their website: The CorStone Center in Sausalito, California, offers a wide and growing range of support groups, trainings and workshops that guide participants toward greater emotional resiliency. Many of our programs work specifically with adults, children or families dealing with life-threatening illness, bereavement, conflict or major life transitions.
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