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RJI Supports New York legislation to create Prosecutorial Commission (July 2, 2018)

RJI supports A-5285-C (Perry), and S-2412 (DeFransico), passed by the New York Legislature and currently on its way to the desk of Governor Andrew Cuomo.  We urge the governor to sign the bill.

RJI Appoints Two New Global Advisory Council Members-June 26, 2018 4pm Pacific

June 26, 2019 4pm Pacific Standard Time RJI News release www.restorativejusticeinternational.com   Restorative Justice International (RJI) has appointed two new members to its Global Advisory Council (GAC). Peter B.

Jeffrey Deskovic Podcast: Convicted, Exonerated & Reforming the Justice System (New York) June 21, 2018

Today’s podcast is with Jeffrey Deskovic. At 16 years old in New York Jeff was convicted of raping and murdering a high school classmate. He was an innocent man.

RJI Supports AB 3120: Childhood Sexual Abuse-Eliminating Statutes of Limitation (California)

June 7, 2018 RJI is pleased to support AB 3120 (as amended April 19) in the California Legislature authored by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher which eliminates the statute of limitations (in civil cases) for victims of childhood sexual

RJI’s Testimony: Australian Standing Committee–Child Abuse, Institutional abuse (June 2018)

June 5, 2018 RJI has submitted new written testimony to the Australian Standing Committee on Community Affairs regarding the following legislation: Commonwealth Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Abuse Bill 2017 and consequential amendme

Oregon: editorial in support of Restorative Justice (Mail Tribune)

  RJI appreciates this editorial from Southern Oregon’s Mail Tribune. They are right. Restorative justice is a new idea that is also based on something that has been around a long time in many cultures.

Helen Bowen podcast: criminal barrister, youth advocate, lawyer (New Zealand) May 2018

RJI is pleased to present our podcast with Ms. Helen Bowen, a restorative justice champion based in Auckland, New Zealand. Helen Bowen is a criminal barrister, youth advocate and lawyer with 30 years’ experience.

Victim Initiated Restorative Justice (VIRJ)-Contact RJI

RJI is expanding its outreach to victims of crime to encourage victims to step forward and choose restorative justice. If you do not know what restorative justice is or want more information about it contact RJI via our website portal.

New Zealand Restorative Justice Leaders: Radio New Zealand podcast (April 2018)

RJI is pleased to share the following podcast interview from Radio New Zealand with two important restorative justice experts who are greatly respected in the field of justice and restorative justice.

Stephon Clark-Police Shooting in Sacramento, California (March 30, 2018)

March 30, 2018 Having spent most of my legislative career in Sacramento, California, California’s capitol city, it is even more difficult to write this post today.