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Jeffrey Deskovic Podcast: Convicted, Exonerated & Reforming the Justice System (New York) June 21, 2018

Today’s podcast is with Jeffrey Deskovic. At 16 years old in New York Jeff was convicted of raping and murdering a high school classmate. He was an innocent man.

RJI Supports AB 3120: Childhood Sexual Abuse-Eliminating Statutes of Limitation (California)

June 7, 2018 RJI is pleased to support AB 3120 (as amended April 19) in the California Legislature authored by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher which eliminates the statute of limitations (in civil cases) for victims of childhood sexual

RJI’s Testimony: Australian Standing Committee–Child Abuse, Institutional abuse (June 2018)

June 5, 2018 RJI has submitted new written testimony to the Australian Standing Committee on Community Affairs regarding the following legislation: Commonwealth Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Abuse Bill 2017 and consequential amendme

Oregon: editorial in support of Restorative Justice (Mail Tribune)

  RJI appreciates this editorial from Southern Oregon’s Mail Tribune. They are right. Restorative justice is a new idea that is also based on something that has been around a long time in many cultures.

Helen Bowen podcast: criminal barrister, youth advocate, lawyer (New Zealand) May 2018

RJI is pleased to present our podcast with Ms. Helen Bowen, a restorative justice champion based in Auckland, New Zealand. Helen Bowen is a criminal barrister, youth advocate and lawyer with 30 years’ experience.

Victim Initiated Restorative Justice (VIRJ)-Contact RJI

RJI is expanding its outreach to victims of crime to encourage victims to step forward and choose restorative justice. If you do not know what restorative justice is or want more information about it contact RJI via our website portal.

New Zealand Restorative Justice Leaders: Radio New Zealand podcast (April 2018)

RJI is pleased to share the following podcast interview from Radio New Zealand with two important restorative justice experts who are greatly respected in the field of justice and restorative justice.

Stephon Clark-Police Shooting in Sacramento, California (March 30, 2018)

March 30, 2018 Having spent most of my legislative career in Sacramento, California, California’s capitol city, it is even more difficult to write this post today.

Hate crimes & restorative justice: Mark Walters podcast (UK) (March 2018 aired)

RJI is pleased to share the following podcast as we speak to Dr. Mark Walters, an international expert on the use of restorative justice with hate crimes. Mark is a professor of Criminal Law and Criminology at the University of Sussex in the UK.

RJI’s Submission to Australian Parliament: Institutional Child Sexual Abuse legislation (2.14.18)

February 14, 2018 The following is RJI’s written testimony as submitted to the Australian Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs as they take up legislation in response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Abuse (2