July 2006 Edition
Stories include: New Restorative Approach to Sex Crimes; How Could You Do This to Me?; First Person: Restorative Justice Offers Hope; Book Review: Mapping restorative justice: Developments in 25 European countries; Video Review: Glimmer of Hope; Meet Adriana Barbosa Sócrates; Website of the Month: Community Conferencing Center
New Restorative Approach to Sex Crimes
The RESTORE programme offers an alternative to conventional justice processes for victims of date and acquaintance rape. In this article, Mary P. Koss, principal investigator for the RESTORE project, offers an overview of the programme.
How Could You Do This to Me?
The Centre for Sexual Assault in Copenhagen provides many services to women who have been victimized by sexual assault. The Centre offers a victim offender mediation project to allow women to confront their attackers in face-to-face meetings or by correspondence. In this article, Karin Sten Madsen, a counselor with the Centre, explains the reasons for the programme and relates the experiences of three women who chose to participate in it.
First Person: Restorative Justice Offers Hope
Vicki Sanderford-O’Connor is a restorative justice advocate working in California. In this article, she explains how she learned about restorative justice and how that helped her respond when her granddaughter was charged with capital murder.
Book Review: Mapping restorative justice: Developments in 25 European countries
Restorative justice is growing in practice and popularity in Europe. This book compares practices in 25 countries including information on the legal base, scope, implementaion, evaluation, contact addresses and published material concerning the country's programmes.
Video Review: Glimmer of Hope
Glimmer of Hope follows the journey of healing for one family after the rape and murder of their 18 year old daughter and sister.
Website of the Month: Community Conferencing Center
The Community Conferencing Center offers community justice and conflict resolution services in inner-city Baltimore including the areas of juvenile justice, schools, neighbourhoods, prisoner re-entry and organizational conflict.
Recent additions to Restorative Justice Online.
Meet Adriana Barbosa Sócrates
Adriana Barbosa Sócrates is a psychologist working with restorative practices in Brazil.