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.
This is the story of Jeanne Bishop. It is a story of restorative justice as experienced by a murder victim’s family member. We reprint this story in the Chicago Tribune for your consideration.
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.
Restorative Justice International has submitted testimony to the Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse. See the link provided regarding the work of the commission. http://www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.
Hear this interview with General Manager Mike Hinton of Restorative Justice Aotearoa who speaks about the need to make restorative justice available to all crime victims.
RJI remembers Greg Wilhoit who passed on February 14, 2014. It was an honor to know him. He died too soon. We stand with those who were (and are) wrongfully convicted.
This is the story of Pastor Walt Everett. Victims of crime come to restorative justice in different ways. In this case Pastor Everett moved towards restorative justice after he heard an expression of remorse from the man who killed his son.
RJI is pleased to share this video which interviews law enforcement officers about their views of restorative justice.
RJI appreciates this video explaining how the Edmonton Police Services uses restorative justice in cases of juvenile crime. http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/AboutEPS/CommunityInitiatives/ResorativeJustice.
RJI supports a crime victim’s right to choose restorative justice. No one should decide for a crime victim whether to participate in a restorative justice process but the victim. It is an individual decision.