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Restorative justice for making plea bargains

from the article by Lorenn Walker on Restorative justice & other public health approaches for healing:

....Putting aside any “forgiveness controversy,” Tullis’s article made an important contribution by describing how restorative justice can be used at the plea agreement stage of a murder case, by “vividly tell[ing] the story from the perspectives of the different parties that took part in the process” as pointed out by Hadar Aviram, law professor at the University of California Hastings College of Law in San Francisco.

Feb 28, 2013 ,

Limiting the role of police in our schools

from the commentary by Ricardo Martinez in the Denver Post:

....In 2008, Padres y Jóvenes Unidos was involved in creating the most progressive student discipline code in the country, calling for an end to racial disparities in discipline and limiting the role of police in Denver Public Schools. Since then, out-of-school suspensions are down 25.7 percent; expulsions are down 48.8 percent; and Denver County Juvenile Court filings from DPS are down 43.3 percent.

Feb 27, 2013 , , ,

Restorative justice and the quickening pace of change

from the article by John Lash on Juvenile Justice Information Exchange:

....The other day, I saw a post by my friend and mentor Dominic Barter. Along with many others he has been developing Restorative Circles in Brazil for nearly 20 years, and helping to support others around the world seeking to create their own restorative approaches to conflict. This isn't an easy task when the dominant systems we live in are based on retribution and punishment.

Feb 26, 2013

Kenya: The quest for restorative justice – analysis

from the article by Kisuke Ndiku for Indepth Aftica:

In recent assessments it has emerged that young people are contributors to certain types of violence in Kenya.  It has been argued that young people “are being used” to perpetrate violence. 

Asked why this is the case, some government administrative staff indicate unemployment as one factor, followed by idleness and substance abuse.  Faith-based clerics, meanwhile, point to manipulation, a lack of gainful employment and easy money. 

Asked why they themselves participate in acts of violence, young people point out that they have lack meaningful sources of livelihoods, and do anything they can to relieve themselves of the uncertainty they face.

Feb 25, 2013 , , ,

Sudan: UNAMID supports the promotion of juvenile restorative justice in Zalingei

from the article on All Africa:

The African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) concluded on 30 January 2013 a two-day workshop on restorative justice for juvenile offenders in Zalingei, Central Darfur. The workshop, which was attended by more than 32 participants, including teachers, police officers, civil servants and members of the civil society, was part of the efforts of the UNAMID's Human Rights Section to strengthen the capacity of the juvenile justice system players in applying restorative justice standards more effectively when dealing with children and young people in conflict with the law.

Feb 22, 2013 , , ,

After a death, a time for restorative justice?

from the article by Sayre Quevedo for Youth Radio:

An interview with restorative justice advocate, Sujatha Baliga.

Imagine victim and offender sitting across from each other in a small room containing a circle of chairs. There are no bailiffs or guards, just two people, maybe a lawyer and some family members, talking. They discuss ways to right old wrongs that allow both parties to move forward after a crime.

It may sounds like a fantasy, but Sujatha Baliga, who heads the Restorative Justice Project at the National Council on Crime and Delinquency, says the practice works, even with the most severe crimes.

Feb 21, 2013 , , ,

Developing restorative justice circle intuition

from the entry by Kris Miner in Restorative Justice and Circles:

The first step is to gain knowledge, the ‘how to’ of a Restorative Justice Circle.  Then you develop experience, those experiences lend to your understanding and ability to predict what happens.  Pour in some passion, some real care and authenticity to your work and you’ll develop an effective style of Circle Keeping.  That blends to provide Circle intuition.

Feb 20, 2013 , ,

Canadian School of Peacebuilding

from the event website:

The Canadian School of Peacebuilding (CSOP), DSC_6004an institute of Canadian Mennonite University, offers a selection of 5-day courses each June. Courses can be taken for professional or personal development or for academic credit. The CSOP is a learning community of diverse peacebuilders who come together to learn, network and engage in peacebuilding. This requires respect, curiosity and a broad range of connecting points for both students and faculty.  The CSOP is for peacebuilders from all faiths, countries and identity groups.

Feb 19, 2013 ,

Durham's chief constable wants restorative justice

from the article by Neil McKay for the Evening Chronicle:

Britain's newest chief constable has revealed he does not dislike criminals.

Mike Barton, who is heading up the Durham force, made the admission as he was officially confirmed as the man in charge yesterday.

But he quickly added: “I hate what they do, that is why I am in favour of a restorative justice programme.

Feb 19, 2013 , , , ,

Restorative justice & violence against women

from the entry by Deb Monkman on the BCSTH Library blog:

One of our BCSTH members asked me to do some research on restorative justice and its role in cases of violence against women. Here is a summary of my research process.

Feb 18, 2013 , , ,

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