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