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He was a real teenage tearaway: stealing and taking a knife to school until he was expelled. Yet for a 16-year-old it was only once he met one of his victims and apologised that he finally saw the damage he was causing.
This is what we observed: the mother of an adult son killed in his jail cell in conversation with the man convicted of his murder; a young woman confronting the man she used to call "da da" and who strangled her mother to death when she was four years old; and, a new mother reconciling with the man she trusted most in the world who one random evening raped her at knife point while she begged for mercy. This is no touchy-feeley extravaganza. This is the hard, courageous work of of reconciliation and emotional healing in response to the most heinous crimes imaginable.
"The Run for Victims' Rights is an opportunity for us to raise funds for our program and give us visibility in the community," said Elo Carrillo, coordinator of victims ministry in the Office of Restorative Justice.
The group is made up of Board members, staff from the YJB [Youth Justice Board] strategy directorate, police officers, managers from youth offending teams (YOTs) and from the secure estate. They will continue to meet regularly to develop and implement project plans for extending and improving the use of restorative justice, to consult with partners and to develop a longer term strategy. A consultation period for practitioners followed the launch of the Action Plan and many useful reponses were received from YOTs and the secure estate as well as from important partners such as the Restorative Justice Consortium and NACRO.
Without a guilty verdict this woman has nothing. Her polytech can’t even guarantee that she won’t have to see the man who raped her. To do this is to choose the abuser over the abused, because it is those who have least power who will feel compelled to move on. The justice system doesn’t care what survivors of sexual violence want, or what they need to get on with their life. There is no way for a woman to say: “I want to live a life free of the man who raped me” without first proving that he raped you beyond reasonable doubt... . We all know that most rape cases will not result in convictions. We must be able to offer those who have been raped something more than the responsibility to avoid their rapist.
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Healing and reconciliation are integral to the journey of forgiveness, the Rev. Michael Lapsley, an Anglican priest who serves as the director of the Institute for the Healing of Memories based in Cape Town, South Africa, told the Towards Effective Anglican Mission (TEAM) conference gathered in Boksburg March 10. Restitution and reparation are part of the journey, he added.
The Rev. Cathy Harrington, the mother of one of two young women stabbed to death in Napa two years ago, says she hopes some day to confront, question and even forgive the man who killed her 26-year-old daughter, Leslie Ann Mazzara. Those desires are reflected in a novel plea bargain that seeks "restorative justice," including plans for an eventual meeting between the victims' families and the killer.
Women will march on the Auckland police station on Thursday to demand changes to the way sex offending cases are dealt with following last week's acquittal of suspended Auckland police chief Clint Rickards. Ms Gray said New Zealand's adversarial system "puts the victim on trial more than the person who has been accused". Victim support groups backing the march are calling for a shift to European-style "inquisitorial" justice or restorative justice for sex abuse cases.
Most young men caught up in criminal activity have lost several friends and family members and never have received grief counseling. They live with the anger and hopelessness that breed violence. In fact,many shootings and homicides are in retaliation for previous attacks, creating a never-ending cycle.
Restorative Justice Planned in Japan - NPA Hopes Victim-Juvenile Offender Dialogue Will Cut Recidivism Rates |TODAY|
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