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Austin, Texas: Restorative Justice Court

Sometimes there is a need to take small steps before bigger steps are attempted. Read this story about a restorative justice community court coming to Austin, Texas.

The Case of Ethan Couch, the “Affluenza” Teen: Restorative Justice Needed

April 2016 Much has been written  on the case of Ethan Couch, the 16-year old Texas teen from Fort Worth who in 2013 killed four individuals after driving drunk on June 15, 2013.

Restorative Justice: Indonesia

RJI agrees with the Jakarta Post’s editorial (March 29, 2016) which urges the use of restorative justice in Indonesia’s justice system. http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2016/03/29/editorial-restorative-justice-matters.

Restorative Justice in Jamaica: National Roll-Out Encouraged

Countries around the world are collecting  evidence on restorative justice and learning that there is a better way to administer justice than to depend solely on incarceration of offenders.

Rights of Women & Girls: Nairobi Declaration

RJI  would like to bring to your attention the following declaration regarding the rights of women and girls in response to violence and sexual violence against them.  https://www.fidh.org/IMG/pdf/NAIROBI_DECLARATIONeng.

Restorative Justice Could Help Victims of Institutional Abuse: Australia

The following report was published by Dr. Jane Bolitho and Karen Freeman of the University of New South Wales in response to the work of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Restorative Justice in Northern Ireland

RJI shares this article written by David Orr providing his comments and overview of restorative justice in Northern Ireland particularly with the youth population.

Restorative Justice: Regional Forum on Youth Crime & Violence in Guyana

As is true around the world interest in restorative justice grows as justice systems grapple with crime and seek better ways to respond to it. From Caricom Today, RJI shares this news from a youth forum in Georgetown, Guyana.

Offender & Victim Speak in Support of Restorative Justice: UK

RJI shares the following excellent video called “The Woolf Within.” It tells the story of Peter Woolf, the offender, and Will Riley, his victim. We thank Peter Woolf and Will Riley for the use of this video and credit Level Films (levelfilms.co.

United Nations: Declaration of Basic Principles of Restorative Justice

Sometimes it is good to go back to the basics. RJI shares the following link to provide you with just one resolution which came from the United Nations on the use of restorative justice.