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Lisa Rea: Speaking at a California prison during victims awareness week (part 2)
I had a few more thoughts on my speech at a California prison during victims’ rights week. As is often the case conversations with the inmates are the most telling. Often these exchanges are so very quick not to be meaningful but sometimes they are more.
Lisa Rea: Speaking about victims-driven restorative justice at a California prison during Victim Awareness Week
You always learn something when you speak on restorative justice at a prison. This experience was no different. During the week in California called “Victims Awareness Week” I was invited to speak in prison on restorative justice. I brought Cheryl Ward-Kaiser, victim of violent crime and a champion in California for victims-driven restorative justice since the 1990’s. We were a tag team that day which made our presentation all the more powerful. Although the events planned for the week were to teach about victim awareness, few victims of crime were coming to the prison.
Lisa Rea: Justice, forgiveness and victims of crime
I cannot think of a more explosive topic of discussion inside the victims of crime community than that of forgiveness. Working with victims of crime particularly in the U.S. has been a wonderful experience for me; however, it is also very tough work. Maybe it's tough because the words we use often can have different meanings to different people. I have learned this particularly true of forgiveness.