April 25, 2016 Restorative Justice International today announces the appointment of Mr. Bill Pelke to RJI’s Global Steering Committee. Bill is a victim of violent crime and Founder of the Journey of Hope: From Violence to Healing.
The following article is an interview* with victim of violent crime Jennifer Chatburn of Cape Town, South Africa published in Finesse magazine (January 2015) as written by Cinde Greyling.
RJI presents this “Restorative Conversation” interview with restorative justice expert Professor Ivo Aertsen, University of Leuven, Belgium. Aertsen is also Director of the Institute of Criminology.
Sometimes there is a need to take small steps before bigger steps are attempted. Read this story about a restorative justice community court coming to Austin, Texas.
April 2016 Much has been written on the case of Ethan Couch, the 16-year old Texas teen from Fort Worth who in 2013 killed four individuals after driving drunk on June 15, 2013.
It is not a new concept but one that is growing and that is to apply restorative justice wherever there is injury or violence.
RJI agrees with the Jakarta Post’s editorial (March 29, 2016) which urges the use of restorative justice in Indonesia’s justice system. http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2016/03/29/editorial-restorative-justice-matters.
Countries around the world are collecting evidence on restorative justice and learning that there is a better way to administer justice than to depend solely on incarceration of offenders.
RJI would like to bring to your attention the following declaration regarding the rights of women and girls in response to violence and sexual violence against them. https://www.fidh.org/IMG/pdf/NAIROBI_DECLARATIONeng.
The following report was published by Dr. Jane Bolitho and Karen Freeman of the University of New South Wales in response to the work of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.