RJI acknowledges the work of Bill Dyer, a victim of violent crime in Florida and founder of Restored Life Journeys. He tells his story via Plough.com. http://www.plough.
Recently at a national correctional conference where I was presenting on victims-driven restorative justice I also participated on a panel on restorative justice with other justice experts from around the country.
RJI today acknowledges the passing of Gerry Conlon, exonerated ex-prisoner who was wrongfully convicted in the UK for crimes he did not commit. He served 15 years for a crime he did not commit.
What a conference we had at Wheaton College, Illinois on May 29-30, 2014 at the Correctional Ministries and Chaplains Association annual conference.
Good news out of New Zealand. Evidence based research shows crime rates go down with the use of restorative justice. RJI is not surprised.
RJI is posting this excellent documentary “Can Criminals Say Sorry?” with host Brooke Kinsella and produced by BBC Three Documentary. It’s an intensive look at restorative justice from a crime victim’s perspective.
This is excellent news from Australia. Cutting edge evidence based research from Australia National University (ANU) shows dramatic results from the use of restorative justice.
We are posting two articles today related to clergy abuse of children and particularly the Catholic Church’s response to it.
RJI is very pleased to link the following research from the UK. The report by the University of Sheffield reflects evidenced based research conducted through the evaluation of seven experiments in restorative justice.
Prosecutors are starting to see that restorative justice that is victims-centered and victims-driven is good for not only crime victims but the best way to hold offenders accountable.