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Restorative Justice International Hosts Skype Call on Race, Racial Violence and Restorative Justice

On July 2nd at 2pm PST Restorative Justice International will host a Skype call on race, racial violence and restorative justice. If you are active with us at RJI or are involved in justice reform contact us to join the call.

In Memory of the Nine Slain Church Members in South Carolina

The United States mourns and grieves for the nine black members of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church killed on June 17, 2015 by a 21-year old man known for his racist views.

California Murder Victim Family Member Supports Restorative Justice

Victims of violent crime across the U.S. and around the world are finding that restorative justice provides them with hope and the chance of healing after violent crime. Read the story of Cindy Harber in Ventura county,  California. Ms.

A call for restorative justice in India

We share the following article from the Institute of Correctional Administration based in Chandigarh, India. RJI re-publishes this article which was first shared with us at our social media hub at

Canada: Truth and Reconciliation Commission

RJI shares the following news story from Canada’s CBC network regarding the work of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Offender Paula Cooper Commits Suicide After Prison: Bill Pelke’s story

RJI reports this story with great sadness. We have told the story often of Bill Pelke whose grandmother Ruth Pelke was fatally and viciously stabbed to death in Indiana in 1985 by four teenaged girls including Paula Cooper.

Sharletta Evans: Colorado victim of violent crime chooses restorative justice

Read the story of Sharletta Evans and her eldest son, Calvin Hurd.  They chose to meet one juvenile responsible for the drive-by killing of 3-year old Casson, Sharletta’s son and brother of Calvin.

Restorative Justice: The New Way Forward (published by Baylor University)

RJI is reprinting this article written by Lisa Rea for Baylor University in 2012 in its Christian Reflection series on Faith and Ethics. We thank the Davis Vanguard for re-printing it this week.

Kenya: Invests in Restorative Justice to Compensate Victims of Violence

RJI is encouraged to see the actions of Kenya and its president Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta choosing to invest in restorative justice.  Financial compensation is not the only thing victims of violence seek but restitution helps.

Jamaica’s Ministry of Justice Supports Restorative Justice

RJI is encouraged to read the following article from the Jamaica Observer indicating that Jamaica’s  Ministry of Justice is in support of restorative justice.