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Canadian Crime Victim Supports Restorative Justice

Saskatoon crime victim tells why restorative justice had value to her. Globally crime victims are increasingly choosing restorative justice.

California Voters Support Proposition 47: Alternative Sentencing for Drug offenders, nonviolent offenders

Proposition 47 was recently passed by California voters which supports sentencing nonviolent offenders including some drug related offenders in ways that keep many out of prison and jail.

Yurok Tribe Uses Restorative Justice

This is not new but it is always good to see. Tribal justice: what does it look like?  Read about the use of restorative justice amongst the Yurok Tribe.  This link from The Tulalip News.

Nelson Police Department in British Columbia Chooses Restorative Justice

Read this story about the Nelson Police Department in BC and its support for restorative justice. Increasingly law enforcement around the world is choosing restorative justice because it works.

From the UK: Restorative Justice Works in Middlebrough

From the Middlebrough News, restorative justice continues to impact the lives of offenders and victims alike.

California Legislation Signed by Governor: childhood sexual abuse

  RJI is pleased to hear that California Governor Jerry Brown has signed SB 926 by Senator Jim Beall which will extend the statute of limitations for most crimes of childhood sexual abuse.

Meeting Bishop Cupich at O’Hare: restorative justice & clergy abuse

You never know who you might meet at an airport, especially busy Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

Restorative Justice a Win-Win: Community Policing

RJI appreciates the opinion piece by civil rights activist John D. Due, Jr. He’s right. Restorative justice is a win-win for communities. Community policing is a reflection of restorative justice values.

Colorado District Attorney Supports Restorative Justice for Juveniles

Boulder County, Colorado District Attorney has secured $500,000 to use for restorative justice for juvenile offenders. RJI commends this district attorney. This should just be the start, however.

Sycamore Tree: Restorative Justice at work in Queensland, Australia

RJI appreciates the good and important work being done in Queensland, Australia through Prison Fellowship-Queensland.