Since the George Zimmerman verdict was rendered on Saturday, July 13 I know I’m not alone in thinking hard about this verdict of acquittal. When I saw the newspaper headline my heart sunk.
Restorative justice provides the vision for reform needed to fix a broken criminal justice system. http://www.restorativejustice.
RJI appreciates the words of Lawrence Kershen QC from the UK. Judges around the world are stepping forward and expressing their support of restorative justice.
I have written on the subject of clergy abuse, particularly in the Catholic Church, and restorative justice at various times since 2001. RJI has published some opinions as well since our work began in 2009.
Take a look a the work being done in the UK. We like the description of restorative justice here in Leeds in the UK.
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.