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Face to face with victims: Boulder County to expand restorative justice
from the article on Daily Camera Boulder County News: As a prosecutor, Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett is a big believer in the American court system. But even Garnett admits there are times when months of hearings and drawn-out jury trials aren't the answer — especially in the case of adolescents. "That may make sense for a murder case, but it doesn't make sense for a kid knocking a mailbox off its post," Garnett said. His office will be one of four in Colorado participating in a state pilot program to help youths stay out of the court system — even the juvenile court system — and resolve their cases through restorative justice. Over the next few months, Garnett and his staff will be working on opening the 20th Judicial District Attorney's Center of Prevention and Restorative Justice.
Local John Howard Society gets $40K from province for restorative justice
from the article in the Medicine Hat News: The province has announced it will be providing $360,000 across Alberta for restorative justice programs including $40,000 for the city’s John Howard Society.
Restorative Justice Project receives $60,000 grant from Lerner Foundation
from the article from the Penobscot Bay Pilot: The Restorative Justice Project of the Midcoast, a program promoting fundamental change in the justice system and schools, has received a $60,000 grant from the Emanuel and Pauline A. Lerner Foundation. The grant will enable comprehensive outreach to the community to promote understanding of restorative justice. Key components of this outreach effort are to involve more community members as facilitators of restorative conferences and as mentors of juvenile and adult offenders, to equip them to bring restorative practices into many aspects of their lives, and to build public understanding of restorative justice.
Victim-offender service closed
from the announcement from the Restorative Justice Centre: The Restorative Just Centre (RJC) is appalled and deeply distressed to announce that it has been forced to close its victim offender conference service in Tshwane, as a result of government’s withdrawal of funding. The RJC is the only organisation providing this type of service in Tshwane.
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.
Funding for Restorative Justice, 6 tips and suggestions, from a decade old RJ program
from the blog article by Kris Miner: I was recently asked (blog comment) for references on grants for Restorative Justice at both the State and National levels. I thought others might appreciate the information I could share on obtaining and maintain Restorative Justice funding (it’s not just about the grants). Funding comes in 3 streams for non-profits, if your Restorative Justice program is not a non-profit, but a program you can still use these tips.
IIRP receives grant to improve climate in Philadelphia schools
From the article on the Restorative Works Learning Network: The International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP) Graduate School has received a multi-year grant from The Philadelphia Foundation’s Fund for Children to implement restorative practices in 10 Philadelphia School District high schools and middle schools. The IIRP’s SaferSanerSchools Whole-School Change Program will help the schools build relationships between students, staff and parents; create a sense of community; improve student behavior; reduce violence and bullying and establish school climates conducive to learning. Rather than just reacting to incidents after they occur, the program implements proactive techniques that foster relationships and a sense of belonging.
Restorative justice practices should not be treated like a commodity
from the article by John Lash on Juvenile Justice Information Exchange: ….The hard part of establishing a restorative system is making connections and getting agreements from the various stakeholder groups. In our case this includes the court, the Department of Juvenile Justice, the police, and several other players. Once these connections are in place, any number of approaches will work to bring together offenders, victims and community members. In our case all of these facets are in place. We only need money to train facilitators and cover our expenses. None of the governmental entities we are engaged with have any money to spare, so we have been seeking grant funding.
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Nneheng Thamae on Community Groups Urged to Apply for Restorative Justice Grants
I like what the restorative justice works with and i would like to open a group in my town, so i'll b thankful if we [...]
How to get ahead in ... youth offending services
from the article by Debbie Andalo in the Guardian: The shape of the youth offending service is changing as it tackles deep spending cuts from both councils and the Youth Justice Board, its main sources of funding. Last year the annual grant paid to youth offending teams was slashed by almost 20%, and the board has just confirmed that another 7% will be shaved off this year's award. Shrinking budgets have prompted teams across England to look at how they can deliver the same level of service with less money. They are coming up with different solutions. In January, three West London boroughs – Hammersmith and Fulham, the City of Westminster, and Kensington and Chelsea – launched a tri-borough youth offending service. Each council still has its own dedicated team, but court services, restorative justice and business support are shared.
Claudette Singletary on Community Groups Urged to Apply for Restorative Justice Grants
We are a Restorative Justice Church and Community w/ a Federal Government 501(C)3 located in Houston, TX are there Grants for this.
With the upcoming change in Ontario laws we will not follow this path of enlightenment,but the exact opposite of Everychild. I thought I lived in [...]
If our Ontario government goes ahead and changes the laws about young people at risk we will be going backwards instead of being progressive as [...]
Everychild gives $1 million to Juvenile Justice Center
from the article in Palisadian Post: Centinela Youth Services, Inc. has been named the recipient of the $1 million 2012 Everychild Foundation grant. The funds will launch and sustain a restorative justice center across the street from three Los Angeles juvenile courts over a three-year period. Specifically, the grant will be used to create and operate the center, including the funding of dedicated staff and partner agencies for services provided there. Everychild's grant will provide the remaining 60 percent of the $1.6-million total program cost.
Community mediation in economic crisis (Ineffective and effective sustainability measures)
from the article by Wendy E. Hollingshead Corbett and Justin R Corbett in Nevada Law Journal: Most Frequently Reported Ineffective Sustainability Measures Increased or improved fundraising activities. The rationale as to why this internal strategy was not effective was very simple for most respondents—in times of economic crisis most corners of society are negatively affected, including centers’ traditional funding sources. This particular economic crisis seemed even to affect some centers’ most reliable sources of foundational, institutional, and appropriated funding. One research participant succinctly stated: “Grant exploration has resulted zero benefits,” while another reported: “additional development work has only wasted valuable time with little reward for our efforts.”
Alberta solicitor general to fight for restorative justice
from the article at CBC News: Alberta's solicitor general is vowing to fight to restore funding for restorative justice programs in the face of mounting criticism from his party and a retired chief justice. "I will fight to restore it," Frank Oberle told CBC News. "I'm going to fight to restore the grant money next year." Oberle said he was forced to eliminate the $350,000 grant for the program to reach budget targets. His department is responsible for jails in Alberta and most of his budget is taken up by salaries where there is no room to cut.
Monetizing restorative justice services
from Sylvia Clute's article on Genuine Justice: A continual question for those who are offering restorative justice services is how to pay the overhead? There is a spectrum of options. Here are just a few, but they span the gamut from the linear market economy model to a much more holographic funding system built on trust and a good dose of faith. Private provider for a fee A private for-profit company can be established that offers restorative justice services according to a set fee schedule. The company hires employees or subcontractors who are trained to offer these services, then markets its services in the target area. This is the traditional, linear market economy model: I provide you certain services and you pay me the price that I demand for those services. Contract with a private institution
Support, history of Genesee Justice motivated director to ensure division saved
from the article by Howard Owens in the Batavian: Ed Minardo will be out of a job come Jan. 1, but Genesee Justice will carry on. "It was certainly in my mind, 'Not on my watch,'" Minardo said after learning that County Manager Jay Gsell would recommend to the legislature that Minardo's plan to cut staff hours and eliminate his own job be approved. And the legislature did just that Monday evening.
Genesee Justice: a restorative justice program that works
Thank you for posting this. When lobbying for restorative justice in the 1990s, working for Justice Fellowship in California, I learned of the work of [...]

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