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RJI Supports SB 360 (Hill)–California: clergy exemption in sexual abuse cases

March 6, 2019 2pm Pacific News Release RJI today submitted its letter of support for SB 360 authored by California Senator Jerry Hill which will require that clergy members report child abuse or neglect whenever it is suspected.

Azim Khamisa Podcast: Father Supports Young Man Who Killed His Son (San Diego, U.S.) Feb. 8, 2019

Today’s podcast is with Azim Khamisa, whose 20-year old son was killed by gang member Tony Hicks in San Diego, California in 1995. Azim’s son, Tariq, was 20 years old. Tony Hicks, the offender, was 14 years old.

Upneet Lalli Appointed to RJI Global Advisory Council & will serve as Ambassador of Restorative Justice (India)

December 31, 2018 4:00pm Pacific Standard Time Today RJI has appointed Dr. Upneet Lalli from Chandigarh, India to sit on its Global Advisory Council (GAC). Dr. Lalli will also serve as a RJI Restorative Justice Ambassador.

News Release: RJI Announces Formation of RJI Ambassadors of Restorative Justice

December 7, 2018 -11:00 am Pacific Time RJI Announces Formation of the RJI Ambassadors of Restorative Justice Contact: Lisa Rea, President, Restorative Justice International (RJI) restorativejusticeinternational@charter.

Hans Barendrecht Podcast-Netherlands (November 28, 2018)

RJI welcomes Hans Barendrecht as our special guest on our newest podcast. Hans is the Chief Executive Officer of Prison Fellowship Netherlands (Gevangenenzsorg Nederland). He has served in this capacity since 1995.

Should Restorative Justice Apply to Parole Decisions? Azim Khamisa’s story (11.29.18)-California

RJI shares this story which is well known to many of us who work in the field of restorative justice. It’s the story of a father, Azim Khamisa, who forgave the 14-teen year boy, Tony Hicks, who killed his son, Tariq in 1995.

RJI Announces New Partnership with UK-based NGO, Restorative Justice For All (RJ4All)

November 15, 2018 3pm Pacific Time U.S.

Wrongful Convictions & Restorative Justice: What’s the Connection? Lisa Rea & Jeffrey Deskovic

RJ4All, based in London, has published this joint article written by Jeffrey Deskovic (Deskovic Foundation) and Lisa Rea (Restorative Justice International). How are wrongful convictions and restorative justice related? Read on. This is not a U.S.

Podcast with Peter Woolf (UK): A Former Career Criminal Works for Restorative Justice (October 2018)

Today’s podcast is our conversation with Peter Woolf from the UK. Peter is an ex-offender describing himself as once a “career criminal and a heroin addict”  who spent some 18 years behind bars.

John Sage Podcast: Crime Victim, CEO of Bridges to Life (Texas) Sept. 14, 2018

Lisa Rea interviews John Sage. With great pleasure RJI brings this podcast to you. We honor John’s work today. John Sage is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bridges To Life (BTL).