March 2006 Edition
Stories include: Involving Victims in Restorative Youth Justice in England through Youth Offender Panels; Proposed Restorative Justice Legislation in Brazil; Real People, Real Stories: A Transforming Journey; Video Review: Beyond Zero Tolerance: Restorative Practices in Schools; Book Review: Burying the Past: Making Peace and Doing Justice After Civil Conflict; Meet David B. Moore; Website of the Month: Daybreak Family Group Conference
Involving Victims in Restorative Youth Justice in England through Youth Offender Panels
Youth Offender Panels in England and Wales seek to hold young offenders accountable for their behaviour while involving victims in the process. A recent evaluation of the programme in Leeds found a positive impact on both victims and offenders. In this article, Adam Crawford, one of the researchers, summarizes the findings.
Proposed Restorative Justice Legislation in Brazil
In late 2005, the Commission of Participatory Legislation of the Brazilian House of Representatives held a public discussion on restorative justice. Tasked with bringing civil society organizations into the democratic process, the Commission sponsored the hearing at the request of the Instituto de Direito Comparado e Internacional de Brasilía. As a part of its intervention, the Instituto provided the Commission with draft restorative justice legislation for consideration.
Real People, Real Stories: A Transforming Journey
Restorative processes offer many benefits for victims and offenders. In this article, a survivor of a violent rape shares her experiences of release and healing through victim offender mediation.
Video Review: Beyond Zero Tolerance: Restorative Practices in Schools
Beyond Zero Tolerance explores the applicability of restorative practices in a school setting.
Book Review: Burying the Past: Making Peace and Doing Justice After Civil Conflict
Issues of justice and peace haunt countries emerging from or struggling with violent conflict. This volume of essays explores issues of forgiveness, remembering the past, restorative justice and transitional justice.
Website of the Month: Daybreak Family Group Conference
Daybreak Family Group Conference works to promote and develop family group conferencing in the UK. This website presents information on conferencing in general and the organizations projects.
Recent additions to Restorative Justice Online.
Meet David B. Moore
David B. Moore is a facilitator and trainer in constructive communication, conflict management and restorative justice in Australia.