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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.

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

Restorative Justice for Sexual Assaults? Let the Victim Decide

The following article caught our attention at RJI. http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbournes-legal-fraternity-considers-restorative-justice-for-sex-assault-victims-20131214-2ze9l.

NPR Radio Interview with Crime Victim Cheryl Ward Kaiser: Why Restorative Justice is So Important

This is an excellent interview. Cheryl Ward-Kaiser is a California leader who was an early supporter of victims-driven restorative justice. She tells her story here along with input and perspective from Lisa Rea, then president of JRP.

Evidence Based Research in Support of Restorative Justice

I recently had an exchange with a criminal justice professional. He explained that he thought restorative justice was valuable.