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Restored Life Journeys: Bill Dyer’s story (Florida, U.S.)

RJI acknowledges the work of Bill Dyer, a victim of violent crime in Florida and founder of Restored Life Journeys. He tells his story via http://www.plough.

Apology Banks: good or bad?

Recently at a national correctional conference where I was presenting on victims-driven  restorative justice I also participated on a panel on restorative justice with other justice experts from around the country.

Exoneree Gerry Conlon Remembered: Accused of IRA Bombing in 1974

RJI today acknowledges the passing of Gerry Conlon, exonerated ex-prisoner who was wrongfully convicted in the UK for crimes he did not commit. He served  15 years for a crime he did not commit.

Wheaton College: Victims of Violent Crime Speak in Support of Restorative Justice

What a conference we had at Wheaton College, Illinois on May 29-30, 2014 at the Correctional Ministries and Chaplains Association annual conference.

Use of Restorative justice in New Zealand results in less crime

Good news out of New Zealand. Evidence based research shows crime rates go down with the use of restorative justice. RJI is not surprised.

UK documentary: “Can Criminals Say Sorry?” with Brooke Kinsella

RJI is posting this excellent documentary “Can Criminals Say Sorry?”  with host Brooke Kinsella and produced by BBC Three Documentary. It’s an intensive look at restorative justice from a crime victim’s perspective.

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.