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.
RJI appreciates this Associated Press story about the use of restorative justice in schools in Los Angeles, California. http://www.buffalonews.com/apps/pbcs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.