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Liz Elliott receives Ron Wiebe Restorative Justice Award
from the press release:
At a ceremony held last night in Regina, Saskatchewan, Ms. Elizabeth Elliott was awarded the twelfth annual Ron Wiebe Restorative Justice Award. The award honours the late Ron Wiebe, former Correctional Service Canada (CSC) Warden of Ferndale and Elbow Lake Institutions in British Columbia, for his inspiration and commitment to restorative justice.
Ms. Elliott earned the award by demonstrating her passion and dedication for restorative justice, while relentlessly building awareness and knowledge about this approach to justice. She co-founded the Centre for Restorative Justice at Simon Fraser University (SFU) and established its first restorative justice course, which is now taught on all three campuses. Over the years, she has been involved in numerous local, national, and international conferences and is published extensively on the subject.
Genesee Justice gets a five-day reprieve
From the article by Howard Owens on the Batavian:
Genesee County's world renowned restorative justice agency is spared the budget ax for at least five more days.
A proposal by Genesee Justice Director Ed Minardo to cut staff hours and eliminate his own job deserves further study all nine legislators agreed during a budget discussion meeting at the Old Courthouse this evening.
While the proposal comes close to eliminating all of the expense necessary to keep the county budget balanced, more savings must be found.
Community, police turn to restorative justice
By the time Jay was about halfway through Grade 11, he had only 3½ credits and no hope or thoughts of a meaningful life beyond high school.
He didn't feel connected or respected in the community. He was “just another kid wearing baggy clothes.”
Then the Hamilton teen got into a fight with another student that landed him in police custody and saw him expelled from school.
Enter restorative justice.
Dec 02, 2010 Story
Hong Kong research demonstrates effectiveness of the restorative whole-school approach
from the paper by Dennis S.W. Wong and T. Wing Lo:
To evaluate the effectiveness of a restorative whole-school approach (RWsA), a pre-post study was undertaken. The sampling frame was based on the school list provided by the education authority. A total of 1480 Secondary 1 (equivalent to aged 12) to Secondary 3 (equivalent to aged 14) students from four different Hong Kong schools participated in the survey between September 2004 and August 2006. Due to practical constraints such as the school curriculum and extra-curricular activities, schools had the autonomy to implement the programmes to different degrees, which were then evaluated by the research team.