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Members of the Winona Rotary Club walked along the shoreline of Lake Winona picking up garbage Saturday morning as part of a joint community service project with other local organizations.
The Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) today renounced violence and said it is putting its weapons beyond use. A statement read out by one of the UVF's founding members, convicted killer Gusty Spence, said... . "All volunteers are further encouraged to show support for credible restorative justice projects so that they, with their respective communities, may help eradicate criminality and anti-social behaviour in our society"
The purpose of the 10-year-old restorative justice program is to hold offenders to a higher degree of accountability while improving the condition of neighborhoods [around the University of Minnesota]," said Gena Gerard, executive director of Restorative Justice Community Action, Inc. "Without it, they pay a ticket and remain anonymous and don't make amends (to the neighborhood)," she said. "Restorative justice provides an important value to the community and the offender.
The meetings between the victims and the three children accused of starting at least one of four fires that ravaged Lehigh Acres a year ago have been emotional and, officials hope, a turning point for youths. The fires destroyed 13 homes, blackened thousands of acres and raised questions about what punishment, if any, is appropriate.
The State Court Administrators Office has chosen to alter the current funding system by significantly restructuring the method by which grant money is distributed thereby leaving less available funding for the U.P. Center then is fair and equitable," La Grew said. "The centers will be unable to continue to perform their vital and important service to the courts and citizens of the Upper Peninsula if this restructured funding system goes forward into fiscal 2008, resulting in the probable if not definite closure of those centers, with no alternative plan to provide these critical services to the people of the U.P., particularly the indigent people.
The nonprofit organization [Mediation Services of Maui] was established in 1982 with a mission of providing assistance in dispute resolution, as well as teaching and facilitating settlements among individuals and groups of all ages. The agency provides services in about 600 cases per year, which during the past 25 years has resolved differences involving thousands of Maui County residents.
Restorative Practices for schools has three basic principles: that wrongdoing is a violation of people and interpersonal relationships, those violations create obligations and the central obligation is to right the wrong. Instituting a pilot for Restorative Practices during the 2007-08 school year would require training for the pilot schools and an implementation plan that would involve staff and students.
Friction between cyclists and motorists is nothing new for the Durango area. However, a local conflict-resolution group is hoping to ease tension on the roads of La Plata County. This week, the Braided River Mediation Center will hold an event to address the continued conflict between road riders and motorists on local roads. Braided River is a nonprofit restorative justice center that provides free conflict-resolution services to Southwest Colorado. Among the group’s goals is helping the Durango community with its larger conflicts. The rub between road riders and drivers recently rose to the top of the group’s list of concerns.
The Center for Peace is a small business started by Perpetual Help Home to train women who need help starting over. The center's focus is conflict-dispute resolution and offers mediation and conflict-resolution training to the community, referrals to professional mediators and coordinates information on mediation services available.
Rarely do invited school speakers take their audience to task for misbehavior. They leave it to teachers to shush the goof-offs. But author Ben Mikaelsen, speaking to students at Thomas Jefferson Middle School on Thursday, pointed to the occasional unruly individual or pair and quickly, quietly drew them up short. The technique was both effective and relevant in a humorous talk about finding who you are and respecting others.
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