The following is a speech given by RJI president Lisa Rea in 2008 at an event hosted by Dream One World in California. We thank them for this video. In 2008 Ms.
RJI is encouraged to read this story in the New York Times. What is imp0rtant about the application of restorative justice in this case is when it is utlized by the victim’s family: before sentencing.
I recently had a conversation with a friend from Rwanda. He is pastor I met through Prison Fellowship International (PFI) at a worldwide convocation held in Sofia, Bulgaria in 1998.
RJI will be exploring various legislative responses to violent crime in the U.S. and beyond. We will highlight in particular public policy recommendations that reflect responses based on restorative justice.
Recently there have been some online discussions on the topic of remorse and restorative justice. RJI has shared views here on our website on the topic of forgiveness and restorative justice.
RJI has launched Victim Initiated Restorative Justice (VIRJ). Contact us if you are a crime victim/survivor interested in exploring restorative justice. http://restorativejusticeinternational.
RJI is pleased to see the support from a top New Zealand judge, Sir David Carruthers. We agree. Restorative justice should be made available to crime victims at various points once they becoming victimized.
RJI likes this story. Once crime victims participate in restorative justice processes they often become the best advocates for restorative justice. This story covered by the BBC is one of those cases.
RJI likes this story because it is a simple way of showing how to apply restorative justice to low-level offenders in this case juveniles. The only thing missing from this story is that the offenders did not meet directly with the victim(s).
RJI is always encouraged when we hear from victims of crime who want to tell their stories. A victim of crime, Lynette, from the state of Ohio contacted us regarding a “victims right to meet.