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

DSW adopts new approach to loss prevention

from the article by Christine Kern in Integrated Solutions for Retailers:

DSW, Inc. has announced that it has signed an agreement with the Corrective Education Company (CEC), to incorporate the CEC Restorative Justice Education solution into its Loss Prevention program.

DSW Inc., headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, operates 431 stores in 42 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. DSW also supplies footwear to 370 leased locations in the United States under the Affiliated Business Group.

Dec 31, 2014 , , ,

Restorative justice may provide additional justice mechanism for victims of sexual crime, study shows

from the article on Physorg:

According to the findings of a recently published study, restorative justice could provide an additional justice mechanism for victims of sexual crime which can support the needs of victims, offenders, and their families, in the aftermath of sexual crime in Ireland.

The study entitled "Sexual Trauma and Abuse, Restorative and Transformative Possibilities?" based on 149 interviews with victims, offenders, judges and others, and a review of the global literature found that "all cohorts of participants are in favour of restorative justice in sexual violence cases as an additional justice mechanism for victims of sexual crime, as all participants recognise the considerable gaps that exist in current justice provision for victims of sexual crime in this state"....

Dec 30, 2014 , , ,

Positive results for "What would you do?" campaign

from the article on Restorative Justice Council:

During International Restorative Justice Week 2014 the RJC partnered with the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), Why Me? and the Chris Donovan Trust on What would you do?, a campaign to raise awareness of restorative justice. Figures published by the MoJ indicate that the campaign was an overwhelming success, reaching  6.5 million people on Twitter and 4.2 million people on Facebook.

Following the campaign 70% of people said they would consider taking part in restorative justice. Remedi – the biggest UK employer of restorative professionals – received a significant increase in enquiries from the public as a result of the campaign.

Dec 29, 2014 , ,

Tania's story

from the article on Restorative Justice Council:

When Tania [not her real name] was robbed on a busy street, her confidence was destroyed. Here, she talks about why she decided to take part in a restorative justice conference with her mugger, and what it gave her back.

“I was on my way to the local shops when I felt what I thought was someone bumping into me. It took me a few seconds to realise that someone had grabbed my handbag and I was dragged, screaming, along the pavement. I tried very hard to hold on to it but I couldn’t and the man took off up a side road. It was broad daylight and so there were quite a lot of people around. A lady who had seen everything contacted the police straight away and several people tried to follow the mugger...."

Dec 26, 2014 , , ,

Editorial: Restorative justice and Christmas

by Dan Van Ness

The first use of the term “restorative justice” is usually traced to a collection of articles by psychologist Albert Eglash in 1958. Ann Skelton has traced Eglash’s source for the term to a 1955 book, The Biblical Doctrine of Justice and Law. It refers to restorative justice in a discussion of the intersection of justice and love in Christian teaching:

Dec 25, 2014

What is restorative justice?

from the article by Matt Semansky in Dal News:

Restorative justice has become a major topic of discussion this week, with the news that several of the Dal Dentistry students who were the subject of misogynistic posts online have elected to pursue a restorative justice process under the university’s Sexual Harassment Policy.

So just what is “restorative justice”?

“Restorative justice is an idea that says, at its core, justice has to be about repairing or addressing the harm caused to social relationships when wrongdoing happens,” says Jennifer Llewellyn, Viscount Bennett Professor of Law at Dalhousie and an international expert in restorative justice....

Dec 24, 2014 ,

Dalhousie restorative justice response to Facebook comments questioned

from the article by Marieke Walsh in Global News:

Dalhousie University’s decision to use a restorative justice process in dealing with offensive Facebook comments have some people concerned that there won't be real consequences for the perpetrators.

The university says some of the female victims chose the informal approach which is one of two options under the school’s sexual harassment policy. The decision means that the victims, perpetrators, and the university will work together to look at the harm done by the sexually violent and abusive comments and what the appropriate consequences should be.

Dec 23, 2014 , , ,

Kenya: Justice for the victims, and the nation

from the article by Ndung’u Gethenji in New Vision:

In post-conflict countries, like Kenya in 2008, there are almost never clear winners in the showdown. Thank God for that: such victory usually follows genocide or mass murder, where one side is annihilated. Instead of such murderous clarity, millions of Kenyans must find the political accommodation that secures the sanctity, society and continuity of the nation.

That approach is recognised worldwide as a fundamental practice for protecting a fragile peace. The 2004 Report of the UN Secretary-General on ``The Rule of Law and Transitional Justice in Conflict and Post-Conflict Societies' asserts that ``we must learn to eschew one-size-fits-all formulas and the importation of foreign models, and, instead, base our support on national assessments, national participation and national needs and aspirations'.  The Secretary-General goes on to support the ICC's existence as a necessary part of the array of approaches to finding justice and peace.

Dec 22, 2014 , , , ,

Victims at the heart of our justice system

from the article by Scott Simpson in Sun Media:

Since 2008 the Government has been working hard to put victims at the heart of our justice system, because we know they deserve and need our support.

Laws can't change the past, or take away the pain victims may have suffered, but they can provide protection and support services....

Dec 19, 2014 , , ,

An alternative to suspension and expulsion: 'Circle up!'

from the story by Eric Westervelt on NPR:

Oakland Unified, one of California's largest districts, has been a national leader in expanding restorative justice. The district is one-third African-American and more than 70 percent low-income. The program was expanded after a federal civil rights agreement in 2012 to reduce school discipline inequity for African-American students.

At Edna Brewer Middle School, the fact that students are taking the lead — that so many want to be part of this effort — shows that it's starting to take root.

"Instead of throwing a punch, they're asking for a circle, they're backing off and asking to mediate it peacefully with words," says Ta-Biti Gibson, the school's restorative justice co-director. "And that's a great thing."

Dec 18, 2014 , , , , ,

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