September 2007 Edition
Stories include: RJ in Moldova: The Institute for Penal Reform; Online Training on Conflict Resolution; Book Review: The meaning and nature of punishment; Video Review: Journey Toward Forgiveness; Meet Mike Batley.
RJ in Moldova: The Institute for Penal Reform
In recent years, the Republic of Moldova has begun using restorative justice processes. This required new legislation and development of pilot projects using victim offender mediation in both juvenile and adult cases. A major supporter and advocate for these changes has been the Institute for Penal reform founded in November 2001.
Online Training on Conflict Resolution
Aik Saath is a peer training team in Slough, England, made up of people between 13 and 25 years of age. It was started in response to incidents of interracial violence among young Asian people in their community. (“Aik Saath” means “together as one” in Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu.) The group offers conflict resolution and anger management training at schools and other agencies working with youth.
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Book Review: The meaning and nature of punishment
Martin Wright reviews David Shichor’s discussion of the arguments surrounding punishment.
Video Review: Journey Toward Forgiveness
This 58-minute video presents the voices of people who have experienced the anger and bitterness of losing a loved one and chosen forgiveness.
Meet Mike Batley
Mike Batley is the executive director of the Restorative Justice Centre in South Africa.
Recent additions to Restorative Justice Online.
Job Openings in Restorative Justice
These position descriptions are taken verbatum from announcements received by RJ Online editors in the past month.