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Poll: Overwhelming Support for Restorative Justice

Results from a national poll in July 2015 shows overwhelming support for restorative justice in the UK, especially giving crime victims the right to restorative justice. This news is according to the UK’s Restorative Justice Council.

RJI Global Steering Committee Member Sandro Calvani in Bangkok: August 17th Bombing

RJI is fortunate to have Dr. Sandro Calvani serving on our Global Steering Committee. He writes the following commentary on the Bangkok bombing on August 17th, 2015 from his office in Bangkok, Thailand.

Crime, Punishment & Justice: Restorative Justice in India

The following article printed in The Tribune is written by Upneet Lalli, Deputy Director. Institute of Correctional Administration, Chandigarh, India.

Australian Capital Territory to Expand Restorative Justice in 2016

RJI is pleased to share this encouraging news from the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) as reported by City News.

From the UK: A Restorative Blueprint for Justice

UK restorative justice expert and lecturer Martin Wright provides this commentary: A Restorative Blueprint for Justice. How do you implement restorative justice as a vision for reform of our justice systems? Step by step.

The case of Sandra Bland: restorative justice applies

RJI links the following article and a petition regarding the disturbing case of Sandra Bland, a 28-year old African American woman from Illinois stopped in Waller county, Texas on July 10 for a traffic violation.

Parole in the U.S. Justice System: Does Restorative Justice Apply Here?

RJI links the following article from the Washington Post which was written by The Marshall Project. We found this article excellent in its thoroughness as well as troubling.

Evidence Based Research: Victims and Restorative Justice (Europe)

RJI is linking the following research published by the European Forum on Restorative Justice. This research examines victims and restorative justice in three countries: Finland, Austria and The Netherlands.

Cape Town, South Africa: Pastor Jonathan Peter Clayton joins RJI ‘s Global Steering Committee

March 2016 RJI shares this video of an excellent speech given by Reverend Jonathan Peter Clayton in Cape Town, South Africa. Reverend Clayton has been appointed to serve as a member of RJI’s Global Steering Committee.

Restorative Justice in Bermuda

Restorative justice in Bermuda as reported by the Royal Gazette. Restorative justice that is victims-driven increases victims’ satisfaction, holds offenders accountable and restores peace in communities after crime. http://www.royalgazette.