We are posting two articles today related to clergy abuse of children and particularly the Catholic Church’s response to it.
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.
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.
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.
RJI is encouraged by this story out of Scotland.
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.
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
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.
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.
I recently had an exchange with a criminal justice professional. He explained that he thought restorative justice was valuable.