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Restorative Justice: The New Way Forward (Reno Gazette Journal)

As published in the Reno Gazette Journal in Nevada (May 17, 2016). Restorative justice applies locally and globally. http://www.rgj.

RJI ‘s Lisa Rea Interviews Wyoming Crime Victim Stephen Watt

This is the re-publishing of an interview with Wyoming crime victim Stephen Watt. Stephen is a former Wyoming state trooper who was shot multiple times by a fleeing bank robber. Watt was twice elected to the Wyoming Legislature.

Wisconsin Former Supreme Court Justice Advocates for Restorative Justice: NPR Radio

RJI encourages you to listen to Wisconsin Public Radio in their interview with Janine Geske, former judge and Wisconsin Supreme Court justice. http://www.wpr.

Crime Victim Bill Pelke Appointed to RJI Global Steering Committee

April 25, 2016 Restorative Justice International today announces the appointment of Mr. Bill Pelke to RJI’s Global Steering Committee. Bill is a victim of violent crime and Founder of the Journey of Hope: From Violence to Healing.

South African Crime Victim Jennifer Chatburn: Advocate for Restorative Justice

The following article is an interview* with victim of violent crime Jennifer Chatburn of Cape Town, South Africa published in Finesse magazine (January 2015) as written by Cinde Greyling.

Podcast: Restorative Conversations with Professor Ivo Aertsen (Belgium)

RJI presents this “Restorative Conversation” interview with restorative justice expert Professor Ivo Aertsen, University of Leuven, Belgium. Aertsen is also Director of the Institute of Criminology.

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.

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.