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The Lang'ata MP [Mr Raila Odinga, candidate from the Orange Democratic Movement] says he opted to build on African traditions that uplift both victim and perpetrator to deal with the issue in what he believes could result in a model of how to integrate such "restorative justice" into a legal system.
I spoke to Michael and his parents shortly after the incident while he was at the hospital and he was in remarkably good spirits. Representatives of the Office of Victims Assistance have been with Michael most of the day and are providing assistance to his family as well as we all struggle to deal with the random, senseless act of violence perpetrated by the attacker.
In reaching her decision to sentence Chavez to 15 days in jail, County Judge Martha Minot said the family members of the victims need their own version of "restorative justice" - they need to know that Chavez's liberty will be restricted to some degree. The jail time is not intended to rehabilitate Chavez, punish him or protect society, she said. "I've watched Chavez in court the several times that he has appeared, and he is broken-hearted," Minot said.
On Oct. 6, 1879, Captain Richard H. Pratt, a veteran of the Indian wars, opened the first federal Indian boarding school in Carlisle, Pa. His motto at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School was to “kill the Indian, and save the man.” The philosophy of forced acculturation that stripped Indians of their culture, language and religion was quickly embraced by the United States government, which appropriated funds to support more than 400 such church-run schools and several Bureau of Indian Affairs schools. Students were trained to become contributing members of American society by receiving training for low-skilled jobs.
As we've said, Zoe and I have just returned from two weeks of interviewing some 25 people in Rwanda: survivors, killers, and experts in the field of reconciliation. One of our main observations from the trip is that of the people who have been forgiven versus the people who have forgiven them, the forgiven often seem more plagued with despair than the forgivers.
Facing up to 195 years in prison on 39 felony charges, the owner of Pro-Tec Shutters was sentenced Tuesday to a year of community control and 10 years of probation for taking deposits from customers and not performing contracted work.
Justice Cummins called for an amendment to the sentencing act to better represent victims' rights. "Because Mr Dupas could not be sentenced to any further term of actual imprisonment beyond that which he already was serving, this trial was a vindication of the rights of Ms Halvagis; the bringing to justice of her killer and of all victims of crime," he said.
Last year, Safe Horizon launched a Back-to-School Campaign—each $25 donation provided a child with a Hope Pack, a backpack filled with the essential school supplies needed to begin a new school year. Hope Packs return a sense of normalcy and belonging to children affected by violence. A new backpack stuffed with shiny binders, bright colored pencils and calculators for the new school year symbolizes a new beginning for a child living with violence.
A few years ago, Wit, a high school dropout, would have been formally charged with theft and probably would have ended up serving a term in a juvenile detention centre. But under an innovative programme that seeks to keep young, first-time offenders out of the formal criminal justice system, Wit is now paying for his crime by doing community service of his own choosing, in his case, cleaning a large mosque in the Bangkok suburb where he lives.
After experiencing a trend which sees women laying charges of domestic violence and then withdrawing them after reconciling with their partners, the SAPS and NGOs in Nelson Mandela Bay have come up with a system to benefit both the police and the victim.
Restorative Justice Planned in Japan - NPA Hopes Victim-Juvenile Offender Dialogue Will Cut Recidivism Rates |TODAY|
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