June 2014

RJ in Action

June 25, 2014

Chalkbeat- New York- Jackie Schechter- The education system is where RJ practices will begin to create the paradigm shift RJ advocates promote. New York is getting it right and taking action and getting results. Continue reading…

Oakland Local- Restorative Justice by the numbers- Some interesting stats and a shout out to Albert Eglash, a New York psychologist who coined the term “restorative justice” in 1958 and is considered the most important figure in the revival of the modern RJ movement. Continue reading…

Good News- Albert will spend $360,000 on RJ.

Seychelles News Agency- John Lablache- Even in paradise serious crime and RJ are in the news.

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NZ Overhaul of prison system; “Burning Down the House”

June 23, 2014

stuff.co.nz – Jess McAllen- Despite being touted as one of the most progressive countries in the world when it comes to the use of RJ within its justice system New Zealand is calling for a stronger emphasis on RJ, one that does not only involve minority populations. The battle between “tough on crime” and “soft on crime” rages on…. continue reading.

“Burning Down the House- The End of Juvenile Prison”– Nell Bernstein- Bernstein’s new book, takes an in-depth look at juvenile incarceration. “The greatest predictor of adult incarceration and adult criminality wasn’t gang involvement, wasn’t family issues, wasn’t delinquency itself,” Bernstein says. “The greatest predictor that a kid would grow up to be a criminal was being incarcerated in a juvenile facility.”

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Victims of Crime Research Digest; Residential Schools

June 20, 2014

Victims of Crime Research Digest– A Snapshot of Cyberbullying;  Assisting Victims Through Technology- Continue reading

The Canadian Press- Chinta Puxley- Residential Schools Canada: Evidence of Abuse Could Be Destroyed

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Women’s Roles in Peace building; States of Incarceration Stats

June 13, 2014

Thomson Reuters Foundation- Emma Batha- UK launches plan to boost women’s roles in ending wars and building peace– “Foreign Secretary William Hague said that since the end of the Cold War, women have made up just 4 percent of signatories to peace agreements, less than 3 percent of mediators, and less than 10 percent of those sitting around the negotiating table.” Read more…

Thomson Reuters Foundation- Anastasia Moloney- Will millions of Colombian war victims get truth and justice?– “For decades, victims in a war between government troops, leftist guerrillas and right-wing paramilitaries, and fueled by the cocaine trade, have been clamouring for justice and the truth.”

States of Incarceration: The Global Context/ Prison Policy Initiative- Continue reading just for the data and statistics!

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RJ in the news- positive steps forward

June 12, 2014

Patheos- Eve Tushnet- From Zero Tolerance to Restorative Justice in Schools

Medill Reports- Chicago- Natasha S. Alford- Teens teach each other lessons in Justice

Medill Reports- Chicago- Natasha S. Alford- Restorative justice at work

The Guardian- UK- Rick Muir- Restorative Justice can help heal relationships broken by crime

EIN News- Burlington Coat Factory expands deployment of Corrective Education Company’s Restorative Justice education program

New Zealand- Department of Corrections- Prisoner Artworks to benefit Restorative Justice Trust

Hull Daily Mail- UK- Restorative Justice is not a soft touch

KCET- Alicia Virani- Restorative Justice the transformative power of an alternative

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Youth justice resources; Youth drug prevention funding; Residential schools

June 12, 2014

The Sackville Tribune Post– “A new youth justice website that is intended to give children and youth in New Brunswick an understandable online resource about the law was launched by the Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick (PLEIS-NB). Check it out it is excellent!

Nova Scotia- Feds to fund more youth drug prevention projects across Canada. Investing in the health and well being of young people benefits all of us immeasurably.

Residential School Settlements under investigation

Justice Murray Sinclair on residential school legacy. ““We want to create a national memory for this country about residential schools so that nobody in the future will be able to say this didn’t happen, or it didn’t happen that way,” said Sinclair.”

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Creating a national memory about residential schools

June 12, 2014

Justice Murray Sinclair on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

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Cyberbullying Bill Causing Controversy- Tiananmen- TAG

June 12, 2014

Legal Feeds- by Yamri Taddese- Ontario justice groups launch access action. TAG The Action Group on access to justice has the right idea. Some alternative justice groups are involved, however this is the table at which RJ needs to demand a seat and be heard!  

Law prof at Tiananmen reflects on 1989 crackdown and supports the idea of a truth and reconciliation commission to deal with what happened.

CBC by Susan Mas- “Bill C-13 would protect young people from online bullying by making it illegal to post or transmit an “intimate image” of another individual without that person’s consent. But it’s the provisions that have to do with bringing police search and seizure powers up to date with current technology that have raised serious privacy concerns.”

But in today’s climate of sharing every minute detail is it reasonable to expect privacy or does John Adams, the former chief of Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) have a point…….

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Restorative Justice in Lithuania

June 10, 2014

Neil Funk-Unrau, a professor at Menno Simons College, a college of Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg has recently spent time in Lithuania teaching Restorative Justice. His reflections are an interesting read. Restorative Justice in Lithuania.

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Restorative Justice in Lithuania

June 10, 2014

Restorative Justice in Lithuania

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