Restorative justice provides the vision for reform needed to fix a broken criminal justice system. http://www.restorativejustice.
RJI appreciates this column written by Superior Court Judge David Gottlieb, county of Fresno, California. He explains his support of restorative justice and concludes “it works.
RJI is re-posting this interview with UK crime victim/survivor Jo Berry. It is crime victims like Ms. Berry who show the world another way to respond after tragic violence hits.
RJI appreciates the words of Lawrence Kershen QC from the UK. Judges around the world are stepping forward and expressing their support of restorative justice.
I have written on the subject of clergy abuse, particularly in the Catholic Church, and restorative justice at various times since 2001. RJI has published some opinions as well since our work began in 2009.
RJI believes that restorative justice should be applied wherever injury has occurred. Victims of crime deserve to heal as much as possible after crime. Their offenders should be held accountable in ways that restore victims and communities.
RJI Affiliate IIRP will hold a world conference in the U.S. Check link for details. We appreciate the work done by this organization. http://www.iirp.edu/pdf/iirp-pa13-call-for-presenters.
Take a look a the work being done in the UK. We like the description of restorative justice here in Leeds in the UK.
The following is a speech given by RJI president Lisa Rea in 2008 at an event hosted by Dream One World in California. We thank them for this video. In 2008 Ms.
RJI is encouraged to read this story in the New York Times. What is imp0rtant about the application of restorative justice in this case is when it is utlized by the victim’s family: before sentencing.