Menu

Blog. Take a look around and join the conversation.

RJI Hosting Victims Panel on Restorative Justice at Wheaton College, May 2014

RJI is hosting a panel of crime victims who will tell their stories and explain why they support victims-driven restorative justice. Lisa Rea, president of RJI will speak and moderate the panel.

Australia: Evidence Based Research Shows Dramatic Results in Support of Restorative Justice

This is excellent news from Australia. Cutting edge evidence based research from Australia National University (ANU) shows dramatic results from the use of restorative justice.

Clergy Abuse Around the World: is Restorative Justice Possible?

  We are posting two articles today related to clergy abuse of children and particularly the Catholic Church’s response to it.

New Research Shows Restorative Justice Reduces Crime by 27%

  RJI is very pleased to link the following research from the UK.  The report by the University of Sheffield reflects evidenced based research conducted through the evaluation of seven experiments in restorative justice.

New York prosecutors support victims-driven restorative justice

Prosecutors are starting to see that restorative justice that is victims-centered and victims-driven is good for not only crime victims but the best way to hold offenders accountable.

Greg Wilhoit: an Innocent Man Dies (RIP) Feb. 14, 2014

This blog article is in memory of exoneree Greg Wilhoit who passed on Feb. 14, 2014 in Sacramento, California. I first wrote about Greg’s life in 2010 posted here through rjonline.org. http://www.restorativejustice.

Scottish Parliament Supports Restorative Justice To Benefit Crime Victims

  RJI is encouraged by this story out of Scotland.

Wheaton College : Mark Your Calendars for Restorative Justice Panel in May 2014

Mark your calendars to attend this conference scheduled for May 29-31, 2014 at Wheaton College, Illinois. RJI is hosting a restorative justice panel with victims of violent crime from around the U.S.

Jo Berry: A Witness for Restorative Justice

Jo Berry’s willingness to meet the man who killed her father is another example of restorative justice at work. In her case, however, it is also a glimpse into the kind of rare peace making we could use around the world.

Defense Lawyers In Support of Restorative Justice (Wisconsin, U.S.)

We are glad to see the following article appear in the Wisconsin Law Journal written by Anthony Cotton, vice president of the       Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and board member of the National Association of Criminal De