Restorative justice provides the vision for reform needed to fix a broken criminal justice system. http://www.restorativejustice.
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.
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 believes it is important to listen to the crime victims. We post this story to do so.
RJI has launched Victim Initiated Restorative Justice (VIRJ). Contact us if you are a crime victim/survivor interested in exploring restorative justice. http://restorativejusticeinternational.
It’s been 10 years since the D.C. sniper took 10 lives and wounded three.
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 supports a victims right to meet their offenders. We believe lawmakers in the U.S. and around the world should support this action. It is a victims right to restorative justice.
http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_21040065/denver-woman-feels-power-restorative-justice-after-son This is an excellent article, well written with the right emphasis and explanation of restorative justice, telling the story of Sharletta Evans.