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Restorative justice for veterans: The San Francisco Sheriff 's Department's Community of Veterans Engaged in Restoration (COVER)
....Veterans represent a rapidly growing segment of the jail population whose characteristics mirror those of the general jail population and include histories of substance abuse, inconsistent work histories and challenges related to maintaining family relationships.
Like most prisoners, they receive few services while incarcerated to address the myriad of health, mental health, and psychosocial issues that contribute to their incarceration and pose challenges upon release. The military discharge status of most justice-involved vets—less than honorable—makes them ineligible for many of the benefits and services offered by the Veterans Administration (VA).
Restorative justice: a way forward with the banks?
There are calls to prosecute and imprison individuals, rather than merely fine the companies, but putting them in the dock is expensive and they can often use legal technicalities to avoid it. It does little for the victims over and above the compensation which the bank is paying anyway. So what can be done?
Journalists should 'meet people affected by their inaccurate stories'
Journalists should be compelled to meet people they have written inaccurate and misleading stories about, the outgoing chair of the Charity Commission has said.
Dame Suzi Leather, who has faced sustained hostility from some national newspapers, said any new system of press regulation established after the Leveson inquiry should include provision for a form of "restorative justice".