Restorative Justice

20 09 2017

Mary Ivec, Holly Northam, Restorative Health and Indigenous Yarning Circles

By | 2017-10-18T06:33:57+00:00 20 September 2017|Categories: Healing, Posts, Restorative Justice, Restorative Practice|Tags: , , |

We are blessed in Canberra’s universities with the leadership of a new generation of restorative justice leaders who are richly experienced health and welfare professionals.

portrait of Mary IvecMary Ivec, who has a professional background as a social worker, was last month elected by the […]

13 06 2017

Codie Bell’s quest to transform universities

By | 2017-10-18T06:33:57+00:00 13 June 2017|Categories: Gender, Human Rights, Restorative Community, Restorative Justice, Restorative Practice|Tags: , |

There is a growing problem of ‘rape culture’ on the campus of the Australian National University. There have been new dimensions of this problem in recent years such as a Facebook group titled ‘ANU Stalkerspace’ which has been the particularly public host of some unpleasant public discussion about women and minorities. The Rape Crisis Centre […]

15 05 2017

Our Hawai’i Friends of Restorative Justice

By | 2017-10-18T06:33:57+00:00 15 May 2017|Categories: Restorative Community, Restorative Justice|Tags: , , |

 

Lorenn Walker

Hawai’i Friends of Restorative Justice, (HFRJ) was incorporated in 1980 to provide juvenile diversion. Since 1995 it has promoted public health solutions to build community in response to injustice and crime by developing, testing, and training others on pilot restorative interventions in a […]

25 02 2017

Learning to Scale Up Restorative Justice

By | 2017-02-27T15:32:56+00:00 25 February 2017|Categories: Healing, Restorative Justice, Restorative Practice|Tags: |

Kerry Clamp’s final chapter of her new volume, Restorative Justice in Transitional Settings , is about a transformative vision for restorative justice as a response to mass victimisation. One way I have argued for transitional justice to become more transformative is for it to become less transitional. In her recent writing, Kerry Clamp […]

6 02 2017

LGBT bullying and restorative empowerment

By | 2017-02-07T09:09:09+00:00 6 February 2017|Categories: Posts, Restorative Justice, Restorative Practice|Tags: , |

My co-author and former PhD student, Ray Nickson, who is now Criminal Justice Program Director in the Peace and Conflict Studies Centre of Fresno Pacific University sent me this inspiring news story:

Well done 17 year old Sam, well done Bullard High School and Fresno Pacific for such […]

5 12 2016

Ending residual paramilitary domination in Northern Ireland

By | 2017-10-18T06:33:57+00:00 5 December 2016|Categories: Peace, Posts, Restorative Justice, War|Tags: , , |

John recently co-wrote a paper with Kirsty Campbell (St Andrews University) and Derick Wilson (Ulster University) called Ending residual paramilitary domination in Northern Ireland? Restorative economic and social inclusion strategies.

The paper considers options for  dismantling residual pockets of paramilitary domination and draws insights from restorative justice and complexity theory. It places Northern Ireland as […]

15 11 2016

Understanding Terrorism Through Restorative Justice

By | 2017-10-18T06:33:57+00:00 15 November 2016|Categories: Posts, Restorative Justice, Terrorism|Tags: , , |

 

In Milan last month, Val Braithwaite and I had the opportunity to attend a dialogue between convicted Italian terrorists of the 1970s from organisations such as the Red Brigades, and the families of victims. Prosecutors and civil society actors also participated. It was moving, particularly when love was expressed by victims toward offenders who had […]

26 10 2016

New Evidence on the Effectiveness of Restorative Justice and Responsive Regulation

By | 2017-10-18T06:33:57+00:00 26 October 2016|Categories: Regulation, Responsive Regulation, Restorative Justice, Restorative Practice|Tags: , |

 

Jennifer Wong, Jessica Bouchard, Jason Gravel, Martin Bouchard, and Carlo Morselli have published a new meta-analysis [1] on the effectiveness of restorative justice with at-risk youth in the latest issue of Criminal Justice and Behavior. Their meta-analysis included more recent studies than previous meta-analyses and added search for studies published in French.

Their results […]

14 09 2016

Restorative Justice and Healing the Environment

By | 2017-10-18T06:33:57+00:00 14 September 2016|Categories: Environment, Healing, Restorative Justice|Tags: |

I like the opening essay in the latest issue of Restorative Justice: An International Journal by Elmar Weitekamp and Stephan Parmentier. It argues that if we are to define just one core value of restorative justice, this is healing.

Of course, to be healing, restorative justice needs to be relational, reparative, procedurally fair, nurturant […]