May 2004 Edition
Juvenile Justice Reforms Pending in South Africa
A bill fostering the inclusion of restorative justice principles and practices for juveniles is still awaiting parliamentary action in South Africa. Originally introduced in 2002, the Child Justice Bill would create a consistent system for responding to youth crime by consolidating current practices and legislation with international standards for the treatment of juvenile offenders.
Romanian Mediation Services Initiated
In 2003, the Victim Offender Mediation Association entered into a joint project with the Community Mediation and Safety Center in Romania. The project sought to raise public awareness about mediation, increase mediation capacity, and develop supporting legislation. This article, written by Barbara E. Raye, Annie Warner Roberts, and Sue Wiese describes the project.
Website of the Month: Center for Restorative Justice, Simon Fraser University.
The Centre for Restorative Justice at the Simon Fraser University School of Criminology exists to support and promote the restorative justice movement.
Book Review: Youth Offending and Restorative Justice: Implementing Reform in Youth Justice.
Martin Wright reviews Youth Offending and Restorative Justice by Adam Crawford and Tim Newburn. This includes a discussion of the implementation of referral orders in the UK.
Leading Edge: Meet Jackie Katounas.
Jackie Katounas is a restorative justice advocate and practitioner working in New Zealand prisons.
Recent Changes to Restorative Justice Online