November 2008 Edition
A Truth and Reconciliation Commission for Canada; New Online Journal on Peacebuilding; Restorative Justice Week 2008; Book Review: The Pocket Guide to Restorative Justice; Website of the Month: AIM Project
A Truth and Reconciliation Commission for Canada
In June 2008, the Canadian government undertook an effort to understand the history, abuses and intergenerational impact of the Indian Residential School (IRS) system that operated in Canada for over 100 years. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) seeks to provide survivors and others affected by the IRS system a safe and culturally relevant opportunity to share their stories. By educating the entire country on the realities of this little understood period of its history, it hopes to build common understanding and better relations among Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Canadians.
New Online Journal on Peacebuilding
Peace Prints: the South Asian Journal of Peacebuilding provides a forum for academics and practitioners in South Asia to share their experiences internationally while at the same time receiving insights from projects around the world. The inaugural issue focuses on strategic peacebuilding.
Restorative Justice Week 2008
Celebrated the third week of November, Restorative Justice Week offers an opportunity for raising awareness in the community about restorative justice and recognizing the work of all those in the field. The Correctional Services Canada – Chaplaincy Branch and the Church Council on Justice and Corrections have released a series of resources with the theme ‘Fostering a Restorative Worldview’ for the 2008 celebration.
Book Review: The Pocket Guide to Restorative Justice
Restorative practice involves working with people during difficult times in their lives. At times, issues can take facilitators and others by surprise as the process develops. The Pocket Guide to Restorative Justice offers practical reminders on navigating the complex relationships and issues that can arise in a restorative intervention.
Website of the Month: AIM Project
Established in 2000, the Assessment Intervention Moving On (AIM) Project developed as a part of the Greater Manchester Youth Offending Team to provide a coherent response to young people who offend sexually. The programme provides assistance to agencies beyond Greater Manchester in adapting the policies to fit their organizational needs as well as offering training nationally. This website provides background on the programme and its models.
Job Openings in Restorative Justice
These position descriptions are taken verbatim from announcements received by RJ Online editors in the past month.
Recent additions to Restorative Justice Online