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To teach empathy, you simply teach listening

from Kris Miner's entry on Restorative Justice and Circles:

Listening is under–rated.  We take it for granted as something that we know how to do.  Teaching deep compassionate listening is part of learning how to do restorative justice and certainly how to be in Circle.

Nov 23, 2010 , ,

South African shock as alleged rape victim charged

from BBC News:

South African rights groups have expressed shock at a decision to charge a 15-year-old alleged gang-rape victim with having underage sex.

The girl was charged with statutory rape along with her alleged rapists, who are aged 14 and 16.

Nov 22, 2010 , , ,

Monetary relief for rape victims soon

from Himanshi Dhawan's article in The Times of India:

A week after the Union Cabinet gave its nod to a gender empowering legislation that will protect women from sexual harassment at the workplace, another landmark scheme — to provide financial aid to rape victims — could soon be a reality. Decks have been cleared to provide rape victims or their legal heirs with financial aid to ensure "restorative justice" in the form of legal and medical assistance, shelter, counselling and other support services.

Nov 18, 2010 , , , ,

New law compensates 'cold case' victims

from Patrick Cronin's article in Seacoast Online:

Rep. Renny Cushing said he saw one shortcoming in the bill signed into law last year establishing for the first time in the state's history a Cold Case Unit assigned to work exclusively on unsolved murder cases.

The Democratic state representative from Hampton said the bill didn't address the needs of surviving victims who may be traumatized by the reopening of an investigation into their loved ones death. That is why he sponsored a bill, which became law three weeks ago, that allows family of cold case homicides to be eligible for victim compensation regardless of the date of the crime.

Nov 12, 2010 , , , ,

Restorative justice, forgiveness, and victims of crime

from Ari Kohen's entry in Running Chicken:

....I follow Howard Zehr (2005, p. 47) in thinking about forgiveness, when he argued that

Forgiveness is letting go of the power the offense and the offender have over a person. It means no longer letting that offense and offender dominate. Without this experience of forgiveness, without this closure, the wound festers, the violation takes over our consciousness, our lives. It, and the offender, are in control. Real forgiveness, then, is an act of empowerment and healing. It allows one to move from victim to survivor.

Nov 11, 2010 ,

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