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Bus company working with police on restorative justice scheme

from the article in the Northern Echo:

A travel company is working with police on a restorative justice project after one of the windows of a bus were smashed by a 14-year-old throwing stones.

Glass windows shattered when the number 22, a double decker, between Thornley and Wheatley Hill, near Peterlee, in County Durham, was attacked on the Gorehill estate.

Passengers were on board when the youngster, from Ludworth, who was with three friends, struck the bus, at about 7pm on September 8 last year. No-one was hurt in the incident.

Jan 31, 2014 ,

When victims speak up in court—in defense of the criminals

from the article by Andrew Cohen in The Atlantic:

One of the most profound changes in criminal justice over the past 40 years has been the rise of the victims' lobby. Essentially shut out of the core of the process until the 1970s, the victims' rights movement today can cite legislation from sea to sea, chapter and verse under both federal and state laws, that broadens the rights of victims to participate in the trials of those accused of harming them or their families. The Department of Justice's 2012 "Attorney General Guidelines for Victim and Witness Assistance," for example, totals 66 pages and barely scratches the surface of what similar state guidelines reveal.

Jan 30, 2014 , , ,

Advice for teachers to help prevent misbehavior in their classroom

from the article by Dr. John Bailie:

Being a teacher with students who regularly misbehave can be a troubling aspect of the academic world. It can cause you to lose hope with your students and ultimately become unhappy with your job in general. Fortunately, there are ways in which you, as an educator, can encourage your students to behave in and outside of the classroom, without simply sending them to the principal’s office or to detention. And it all starts in the classroom.

You should actively encourage a personal relationship between you and your students, and do what you can to foster a collaborative learning environment. Your students aren’t just mindless workers in a factory, they are individuals who want to learn and grow into functioning adults. To help you help your students, here is some advice.

Jan 29, 2014 , ,

Kelly McGrath: Here's why restorative justice really works

from the article by Kelly McGrath in 

...All criminal acts, especially violent crime, involve much more than the breaking of a law. Criminal activity affects the emotional state of all parties. Restorative justice attempts to repair those injuries.


Jan 28, 2014 , ,

Evidence, outcomes & performance: 10 years of restorative justice.

from the report by Kris Miner:

This report provides an overview and summary of the past 10 years of work by St. CroixValley Restorative Justice Program (SCVRJP). SCVRJP was founded in 2000, and first provided services in 2003. In 2006 the Restorative Justice Center opened in River Falls,WI. Since that time, programs have expanded and SCVRJP has developed an expertise in Restorative Justice Peacemaking Circle Process.

Jan 27, 2014 , , , ,

On the defensive: The need for restorative justice

from the article by Anthony Cotton on The Wisconsin Law Journal:

In 1993, the Wisconsin Constitution was amended to give crime victims certain privileges.

Those privileges include, but are not limited to, restitution, compensation, the right to confer with the prosecution and the right to speak at sentencing.

Jan 24, 2014 , , ,

'Restorative justice' bill supported at public hearing

from the article on

A bill that would make certain crimes committed by minors go through a "restorative justice" process was strongly supported during a public hearing on Wednesday.

It's a type of mediation process between offenders and their victims.

Bill 216, introduced by Speaker Judith Won Pat, D-Inarajan; Sen. Tina Muña Barnes, D-Mangilao; and Sen. Aline Yamashita, R-Tamuning, would use the restorative justice process for juvenile crimes, with the exception of those involving serious crimes against people or property, crimes involving criminal sexual conduct or serious family violence.

Jan 23, 2014 , , ,

Rounding up 2013 for restorative justice: What lies ahead

from the article by Theo Gavrielides on Restorative Justice for All:

It is safe to claim that restorative justice (RJ) has now made it onto the criminal justice agenda worldwide. Indeed, some wish to see it in a more prominent place, others continue to cast doubt about its effectiveness. In the UK, the interest in RJ peaked in 2002-3 when the Home Office opened the ‘Restorative Justice Unit’ and launched a consultation on whether RJ should be included more formally into the adult criminal justice system. Despite overwhelming support and the publication of one of the most thorough and supportive government funded evaluation reports on RJ (Sherman and Strang, 2007), the interest soon waned and along with it the Home Office Unit and their policy and legislative plans.

Jan 22, 2014 ,

Restorative Circles program builds empathy, conflict resolution skills in middle school students

from the article on Rapid Growth:

Rather than punishing and shaming students for disruptive behavior, a pilot program called Restorative Circles aims to help them explore what happened, reflect on their role, and restore harmony to relationships and in the larger school community.

 The program at Wyoming’s Godfrey Lee Middle School launched last fall as a new outreach of the Dispute Resolution Center of West Michigan, a local nonprofit with the mission of helping people to solve their differences peacefully and constructively using a trained mediator. The center reached out to Godfrey Lee to administer the two-year pilot program, which is being funded through several grants.

Jan 21, 2014 , , ,

Uruguay police officers training in 'restorative justice' methods in Cambridge

from the article in MercoPress:

Fourteen police officers from Uruguay are currently attending courses at the Criminology Institute at Cambridge University, as part of their training for the country's Citizens' Security program, implemented with the support from the Inter American Development bank.

Jan 20, 2014 ,

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