Restorative justice emphasizes repairing the harm caused by crime. When victims, offenders and community members meet to decide how to do that, the results can be transformational.
To see how this approach is changing all aspects of criminal justice, visit the rooms above, the map to the right and the blog below.
Families of slain Israeli and Palestinian teens turn to each other for comfort
from the article on the Jewish Daily Forward:
The families of murdered Israeli teen Naftali Fraenkel and murdered Palestinian teen Mohammed Abu Khdeir are drawing comfort from an unexpected source: each other.
After assault, woman finds hope and career in restorative justice
from the article on NPR:
Lorenn Walker works to help both victims and offenders after crimes are committed. She's a restorative lawyer from the North Shore of Oahu in Hawaii, where she focuses on violence prevention and works on reentry programs for prisoners.
Her work in restorative justice began after a personal encounter with crime, when she was assaulted 38 years ago.
Restorative justice to pay dues to community
from the article in the Leicester Mercury:
Two men who sprayed graffiti over a number of buildings have paid their dues with community work.
The men, aged 18 and 20, sprayed paint over a number of commercial buildings, bridges, food vans and fences in Narborough, Broughton Astley and Whetstone.
The 20-year-old spent Thursday painting Whetstone church wall.
He said he "fully regretted" his actions.
Jul 09, 2014 Community Service
By talking, inmates and victims make things ‘more right’
from the article in The New York Times:
For many of his 15 years behind the soaring prison walls here, Muhammad Sahin managed to suppress thinking of his victims’ anguish — even that of the one who haunted him most, a toddler who peeked out from beneath her blankets the night he shot and killed her mother in a gang-ordered hit.
Using Dialogue Circles to support classroom management
from the article on Edutopia:
Dialogue circles are gatherings in which all participants sit in a circle facing each other to facilitate open, direct communication.
Dialogue circles provide a safe, supportive space where all school community members can talk about sensitive topics, work through differences, and build consensus.
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