June 2005 Edition
Family Group Conferencing in Norway: Development and Status.
Since the mid-1990’s, family group conferencing has become a part of the child welfare landscape in Norway. Associate Professor Liv Schjelderup and Assistant Professor Cecilie More of the University of Stavanger, Norway provide this overview of the development and use of this intervention.
Evaluating Restorative Programmes: Reports from Two Countries.
With the growing use of restorative processes, issues of effectiveness and best practices are being debated. Research and evaluation are keys to understanding these issues. At the same time, evaluation brings up questions of appropriate performance measures and goals for restorative justice programmes. Three recent studies, one from the United Kingdom and two from New Zealand, address these issues.
Book Review: Juvenile Justice Reform and Restorative Justice: Building Theory and Policy From Practice
How much restorative justice is being done, how well is it done, and where is it leading? Like anything worth doing it can be done well or badly, and Bazemore and Schiff start by taking stock of the current situation in America. Martin Wright reviews their recent book.
Website of the Month: Justice Fellowship.
Justice Fellowship is a non-profit, Christian organization working for justice reform in the United States. Founded in 1983, it is a subsidiary of Prison Fellowship (USA). The organization works with key state and federal policymakers advocating justice reform measures reflecting restorative principles. Through its website Justice Fellowship provides information, commentary, and tools for individuals working in justice reform.
Recent Changes to RJ Online.
Listing of changes made to RJ Online in the past month.
Leading Edge: Meet Doina Balahur.
Doina Balahur works with restorative justice implementation in Romania.