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Meeting Bishop Cupich at O’Hare: restorative justice & clergy abuse

You never know who you might meet at an airport, especially busy Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

Restorative Justice a Win-Win: Community Policing

RJI appreciates the opinion piece by civil rights activist John D. Due, Jr. He’s right. Restorative justice is a win-win for communities. Community policing is a reflection of restorative justice values.

Colorado District Attorney Supports Restorative Justice for Juveniles

Boulder County, Colorado District Attorney has secured $500,000 to use for restorative justice for juvenile offenders. RJI commends this district attorney. This should just be the start, however.

Sycamore Tree: Restorative Justice at work in Queensland, Australia

RJI appreciates the good and important work being done in Queensland, Australia through Prison Fellowship-Queensland.

UK Law Enforcement Leader Advocates for Restorative Justice

Sir Charles Pollard, former Chief Constable of the Thames Valley Police, one of Britain’s largest police forces, is a strong advocate of restorative justice.

Justice in Ferguson, Missouri: can restorative justice apply here?

Since the shooting death of an 18-year old unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer on August 9, 2014 the 24-hour news cycle has never stopped covering events in Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of 21,000 outside of St. Louis.

Criminal justice reform in the U.S. Is restorative justice on the agenda?

The following is a link to a number of interviews done on the PBS News Hour on August 7th, 2014 (and earlier in August) which focused on the American criminal justice system.  Included in this segment are interviews with U.S.

Restorative Justice in Seychelles at Montage Posee Prison

RJI was pleased see the following article about victims and offenders meeting in Montage Posee Prison in Seychelles. We thank the Seychelles News Agency for this link.

Restored Life Journeys: Bill Dyer’s story (Florida, U.S.)

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 http://www.plough.

Apology Banks: good or bad?

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.