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Victim of Violent Crime Supports Restorative Justice

Victims of violent crime are increasingly asking for restorative justice. Is the justice system opening the doors to allow victims to participate in restorative justice? RJI believes restorative justice should be a victim’s right.

Restorative justice: keeping kids in school

RJI appreciates this Associated Press story about the use of restorative justice in schools in Los Angeles, California.

RJI interview with Steve Watt, former Wyoming State Trooper

We are re-publishing our interview with crime victim/survivor Stephen Watt, former Wyoming State Trooper. He tells of how he survived a very violent encounter with a bank robber while serving as a law enforcement officer.

Guest Commentator: Matthew Johnson writes on institutional racism and violence

The following is a column written by Matthew Johnson. Johnson is a social justice activist and restorative justice practitioner from the Washington, D.C. area.

Lisa Rea on ‘Restorative Justice on the Rise’ radio show with Molly Rowan Leach

Hear the December 9th interview with Lisa Rea, President of Restorative Justice International, as she speaks with radio show host Molly Rowan Leach on Restorative Justice on the Rise. They discuss issues related to the state of the U.S.

Restorative Justice in New Zealand: Crime Victims Top Priority

New developments in New Zealand show the country’s strong commitment to crime victims through restorative justice policies. RJI advocates for a victim’s right to restorative justice.

Radio Show Interviews Pastor John Ngabo on his Work in Rwanda

The following is a radio interview from New Mainers Speak interviewing Pastor John Ngabo regarding his experiences applying restorative justice in Rwanda after the 1994 genocide. Find the interview below under November 23, 2014.

Canadian Crime Victim Supports Restorative Justice

Saskatoon crime victim tells why restorative justice had value to her. Globally crime victims are increasingly choosing restorative justice.

California Voters Support Proposition 47: Alternative Sentencing for Drug offenders, nonviolent offenders

Proposition 47 was recently passed by California voters which supports sentencing nonviolent offenders including some drug related offenders in ways that keep many out of prison and jail.

Yurok Tribe Uses Restorative Justice

This is not new but it is always good to see. Tribal justice: what does it look like?  Read about the use of restorative justice amongst the Yurok Tribe.  This link from The Tulalip News.