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Showing 10 posts published between Mar 01, 2014 and Mar 31, 2014 [Show all]

Reconciliation: A new generation of aboriginal Canadians weighs in

from the interview by CBCNews:

Reneltta Arluk is a writer and actor of Inuvialuit, Gwich’in and Chipewyan-Cree descent originally from the Northwest Territories. Raised by her grandparents on the trap-line until school age, Reneltta travelled with them across the North. In 2008, Reneltta founded Akpik Theatre in Yellowknife to help produce and tell northern indigenous stories.

Mar 31, 2014 , ,

Can restorative justice improve prison statistics for African Americans?

from the article by Rebecca M. Stone:

Darryl is a 12-year-old African American boy whose mother, Ariel, is a single parent. Ariel left high school after becoming pregnant with Darryl and has struggled to find anything but minimum wage jobs to support her family.

One day when he was out with another friend, Darryl noticed his neighbour had accidentally left the front door ajar upon leaving. Without thinking through what they were doing, he and his friend snuck into the neighbour’s house and stole a video game that they hid in Darryl’s room. When the neighbours came home and realised someone had robbed their house, they called the police.

Mar 28, 2014 ,

Survey on restorative justice teaching programmes

from the announcement by the European Forum for Restorative Justice:

What:  The Leuven institute of Criminology (LINC) and the European Forum for Restorative Justice (EFRJ) are happy to announce the dawn of an online database regarding courses on Restorative Justice. This database hopes to include all the courses at the university and university college level available worldwide. With the combined efforts of those teaching Restorative Justice we can make this a success!

Mar 27, 2014 ,

Daniel Reisel: The neuroscience of restorative justice

In this TED Talk, Daniel Reisel describes his research exploring the brains of criminal psychopaths and how their brains can be retrained to experience and display empathy. He suggests the interactions between victims and offenders that take place in restorative processes are one way of developing such skills. 

Mar 26, 2014 ,

Inheriting the struggle for truth

From the International Center for Transitional Justice:

Disappearances, killings, torture, displacement, and repression. The repercussions of these terrible crimes are felt long after they are committed. Yet, politicians are often reluctant to carry out the difficult work of uncovering the truth about past atrocities, claiming that the society cares only about the future. But in reality, the burden of a past filled with human rights violations weighs heavily on societies, and in particular on youth.

Mar 25, 2014

Restorative justice for multinational corporations

from the article by Andrew Brady Spalding: 

...This Article provides that theory. Quite ironically, it is restorative justice: an approach to criminal punishment whereby the victims, community, and perpetrator all participate in diagnosing the causes of the criminal act, determining the appropriate punishment, and seeking the defendant’s reintegration into the very community whose norms it once violated.  And to those who may retort that restorative justice does not and could not apply to large-scale corporate crime, my answer may be surprising: it already does. The Organizational section of the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines  authorizes, if not encourages, sentencing procedures founded on restorative justice principles. Moreover, federal sentencing practices do now, and have for several decades, applied those principles to a specific area of federal white-collar enforcement: domestic environmental law. The only remaining task is to adapt this practice to extraterritorial white-collar enforcement.

Mar 24, 2014 ,

IIRP’s SaferSanerSchools program to be evaluated in randomized trial in 15 urban schools nationwide

from the article on Restorative Works learning network:

The International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP) is pleased to announce a partnership with the Center for Social Organization of Schools at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education to conduct a three-year randomized field trial evaluation of the IIRP’s SaferSanerSchools Whole-School Change Program. The study will establish the impact of school-wide restorative practices on reducing disparities in discipline and overall rates of suspensions, arrests and expulsions in high poverty-area middle and high schools that also have significant proportions of students of color.

Mar 21, 2014 , ,

Process evaluation of the Neighbourhood Justice Panels

from the report by Caroline Turely, et. al.: 

Neighbourhood Justice Panels (NJPs) are a form of restorative justice (RJ) conferencing. NJP meetings aim to bring local victims and perpetrators together, using restorative and reparative approaches. The panel meetings are facilitated by trained local volunteers.

Mar 20, 2014 , , ,

Advocating for restorative practice within schools

from the paper by Holli Vah Seliskar:

There are relatively few qualitative studies on the overall effectiveness of restorative justice practices within schools and its impact on youth. What works for schools in terms of implementing a restorative justice framework, the perceptions of benefits, obstacles, and challenges from the viewpoint of the student, the teacher, and the principal or restorative coordinator is still largely unknown.  Moreover, qualitative research of restorative justice programs and their overall effectiveness have traditionally focused on its affects/effects within the criminal justice system and the juvenile justice system, and have not necessarily been applied to its affect/effect within schools.

Mar 20, 2014 ,

Crime survivor’s letter to an unknown perpetrator

In viewing crime as causing harm, restorative justice seeks to address that harm by allowing all those affected a voice in responding to crime. This is true even for those crimes in which a responsible person has not been found. The Sycamore Tree Project® provides an opportunity for prisoners and indirect victims to meet and explore the impact of crime. Each participant has the opportunity to tell his or her story. The following letter was written during a recent Sycamore Tree Project® and published in the newsletter of the Prison Fellowship Australia chapter in Queensland. 

Mar 18, 2014 , , ,

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