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Letter: This group and what it does made me feel whole again

the letter by Mary Petersen in River Falls Journal:

Support from St Croix Restorative Justice and the Walk for Awareness following the sudden death of a loved one is something that you never imagine could be a part of your life at any age.

But when a death like that happens, it’s something that makes you feel like you will never be whole again. You are alone and cannot face life without your loved one.

Aug 17, 2012 , ,

Restorative justice for juvenile offenders

from the entry by Harold Dean Trulear on Think Christian:

The recent Supreme Court decision in Miller v. Alabama, which concerns the imposition of life-without-parole sentences for juvenile offenders, offers an important opportunity for people of faith to revisit our civic responsibilities with respect to children and youth.

Aug 15, 2012 , , , ,

Punishment v. restoration: A comparative analysis of juvenile delinquency law in the United States and Mexico

from the article by Beth Caldwell in the Cardozo Journal of International and Comparative Law:

....Within Mexico, the State of Oaxaca has developed a code that incorporates these human rights principles and sets forth procedures for using restorative justice conferences as an alternative to the adversarial court system.... Oaxaca’s approach exemplifies the restorative model contemplated in Mexico’s national constitutional reforms.

Aug 08, 2012 , , , ,

Colorado Victim chooses restorative justice and meets with offender

by Lisa Rea

This is an excellent article, well written with the right emphasis and explanation of restorative justice, telling the story of Sharletta Evans. She chose to meet the man who killed her young son. This was made possible after the passage of legislation carried by Representative Pete Lee.

Aug 04, 2012 , , , , , ,

Denver woman feels the power of restorative justice after son murdered

from the article by Kevin Simpson in the Denver Post:

....When legislation last year cleared the way for a pilot program in restorative justice with the Colorado Department of Corrections, Evans — who had testified on behalf of the measure — embraced the opportunity to go first. She and her older son Calvin Hurd, who was 6 when gunshots peppered the car where he sat sleeping with his brother, began more than six months of preparation for a direct dialogue with Johnson.

Part of that involved revisiting the crime. Evans had driven with her two children to a northeast Denver duplex to pick up her grandniece because there had been a drive-by there the previous night. She left her sons in the car.

Aug 03, 2012 , , , , , , ,

House passes revamped Juvenile Court Law

from the article by Ezra Sihite in the Jakarta Globe:

....Azis Syamsuddin, deputy chairman of House Commission III on legal affairs, said legislators were very thorough and careful in their deliberations on the legislation because the principle of restorative justice that it prioritized over punitive justice was unprecedented in Indonesia’s legal system.

In addition to promoting restorative justice, in which the needs of the perpetrator, victim and the victim’s family must be considered in reaching a solution that is aimed at healing rather than punishing, the new law also raises the minimum age at which juvenile offenders may be incarcerated to 14 years old.

The previous law set the limit at 12 years old.

Aug 02, 2012 , , ,

East Lancs probation officer shortlisted for national award

from the article in the Lancashire Telegraph:

A probation officer who helped the father of a peacemaker killed with a single punch meet his killer has been shortlisted for a national award.

Geraldine Martin was a finalist in the national Probation Award’s Victim Services category for her work with the family of Padiham Ladies' football coach, Adam Rogers from Blackburn.

Jul 26, 2012 , , , ,

Bullying not just a school issue

from the article by Joyanna Weber in the Cleveland Daily Banner:

For first time offenders, the juvenile court can try to mediate a resolution without the issue going to a courtroom. This is accomplished through mediation, informal adjustments and restorative justice. 

Restorative justice gets the victim and the accused and their parents in a room to discuss the issue before it can make its way to court.

Jul 25, 2012 , , ,

Five act lesson cycle: Humor in the classroom

from the article by R. Casey Davis on the Ecology of Education blog:

The Bard’s plays usually end in one of two ways depending upon their particular genre of theater. In essence, disharmony is created in the audience through the characters and their actions. Through the course of the dramatic arc, resolution is achieved by the fifth and final act. Shakespeare’s two forms of resolution are based upon whether the nature of the play is tragic or comedic. For tragic works, the resolution is retributive justice. Wrongs have been avenged. Conversely, for comedic works, the resolution is restorative justice. The imbalance in the plot is corrected and the situation is set aright.

Jul 13, 2012 , , , ,

Restorative justice at OWS

from the post by Stephan Geras on ZNet:

....However these “deeply personalized” new democratic processes will of necessity encounter obstacles and trip blocks which can bring to the surface individual and collective hurt or trauma; or in other words conflict which can obviously be strong enough to provoke violence. What’s referred to as the “cycle of violence” I interpret to mean that violence of any kind is internalized, whether it’s one on one or it’s a result of systemic mechanisms of oppression. 

Jul 12, 2012 , , , , ,

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