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Restorative Justice offers an alternative to traditional criminal process

from the article by Danny Bishop on Collegian Central:

Everyone makes mistakes, and the City of Fort Collins and Colorado State University have Restorative Justice programs which allow legal mistakes to be handled through conferencing instead of through the courts.

Perrie McMillin, program coordinator for Restorative Justice in Fort Collins, said the program allows individuals to take part in a mediated conversation between the person who caused the harm and those who were affected. The conversation addresses the harm that was caused and how to remedy it.

Sep 22, 2014 , , , ,

Community based sociotherapy in Rwanda: healing a post-violent conflict society

from the article by Jean de Dieu Basabose:

....Sociotherapy is simply understood by Nvunabandi and Ruhorahoza (2008:65), two of the facilitators of the sociotherapy program, as a way to help people come together to overcome or cure their problems. 

Sep 09, 2014 , , ,

Restorative discipline should be common practice to lower the dropout rate for both students and teachers

from the blog entry by Marilyn Armour in Know:

....Lacking specific training and skills in managing behavior issues, many teachers believe that youths, like themselves, should have the innate skills to manage their own conduct. Unfortunately, frequently used punitive measures send students spiraling toward suspensions, involvement in the juvenile justice system, and diminished motivation to engage in or finish school. 

Not surprising, student discipline correlates with dropout rates, and that’s particularly troubling in Texas where 25 percent of students fail to graduate.

Sep 03, 2014 , , , ,

Project Turnaround earns kudos

from the article by Sarah Jarvis in The Timaru Herald:

When it comes to exceptional service and notable results, Timaru's restorative justice programme is leading the way. The Ministry of Justice-funded programme, known locally as Project Turnaround, ranked No 1 out of 22 national providers in a recent survey.

Aug 29, 2014 , , , , ,

PCC Grove plans restorative justice expansion 'to give victims a bigger say'

from the article by James Campbell in Hull Daily Mail:

....Restorative justice, which allows victims to have a say in how the offender is punished, is already being used by Humberside Police, but police and crime commissioner Matthew Grove wants to expand the practice.

This could involve victims meeting the offender face-to-face for an apology or the offender repairing or paying for any damage caused.

Aug 27, 2014 , , , ,

Restorative Justice Hub to be developed in Cheshire

from the article in the Chester Chronicle:

Victim Support, the charity that provides support for victims and witnesses of crime are developing a Restorative Justice Hub after receiving £93,500 from, the police and crime commissioner for Cheshire, John Dwyer’s Capability and Capacity Building fund....

Aug 26, 2014 , , , ,

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.  

Jul 07, 2014 ,

As city prepares to rethink school discipline, a look at restorative justice programs in action

from the article in Chalk Beat:

It’s a clear morning in mid-June, and Validus Preparatory Academy in the Bronx has that end-of-the-school-year feel. Students bid farewell to teachers, seniors tote freshly printed yearbooks, and most noticeably, students are allowed to disregard the school uniform without a call home or a trip to the principal’s office.

Yet even on a regular day, breaking the dress code would not lead to these consequences. In Validus terms, offenders would be “brought to Fairness” instead.

Jun 25, 2014 , , ,

Elementary school employs restorative practices to engage students in academics and respond to harm

from the article on Restorative Works learning network:

“Usually teachers do too much talking,” said Mike Selvenis, principal of Thomas W. Holtzman Elementary School. “Restorative practices give teachers a way to get out of the way of students. Circles help make the classroom a comfortable place to get conversation going.”

Jun 19, 2014 , ,

Circles: Healing through restorative justice

from the article by Laurel J. Felt:

“Who or what inspires you to be your best self?”

This is hardly the question that most Angelenos would ask at 9:30 in the morning on a gray, rainy Saturday. But for the 80+ adults and youth who gathered on March 2 at Mendez Learning Center in Boyle Heights, this introspective query kicked off “Circles,” a rich, daylong exploration of Restorative Justice.

Apr 18, 2014 ,

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