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The Mediation and Restorative Justice Center, formerly the Blue Ridge Dispute Settlement Center, works daily to help increase the peace and safety in local neighborhoods, schools, and communities. When tensions build, Center mediators are available to spring into action and help parties work out disputes referred by the courts, schools, local agencies and the general public. The Mediation Center has been active in Watauga and Avery Counties for more than 12 years with the help of High Country United Way.
There's a growing social movement that -- if fully implemented -- will dramatically change the way we deal with crime in this country. It's called "Restorative Justice." The present system of punitive justice has resulted in higher rates of recidivism and more prisons. It's clearly not working.
A disturbing facet of domestic abuse has emerged from a new study of teenagers living in Boston's poorest neighborhoods.... The problem involves abusive male partners sabotaging birth control as a means of wielding power over their teenage girlfriends.
The city police will soon set up victim support cells at local police stations as part of the Government’s community-based policing initiative, Janamaithri Suraksha Project (JSP).
Afghanistan's latest National Human Development Report has called for a new and hybrid justice system that will bring together modern formal justice systems and the local traditional shuras and jirgas that have functioned as dispute-resolution mechanisms.
There is nothing like YRAP, anywhere. It's the world's only youth justice committee that deals with crimes motivated by racial or ethnic hatred. All of its 50 or so members are between 12 and 24. And about a third first encountered YRAP when they themselves were facing charges.
"Shoot me first," 13-year-old Marian Fisher told Charles Carl Roberts IV as he stood over 10 Amish girls last Oct. 2 in the little wooden schoolhouse in Bart Township. Roberts straight away shot Marian and four other students to death at the West Nickel Mines School on White Oak Road. He wounded the rest and then committed suicide. Within hours, numerous Old Order Amish from the Georgetown area publicly forgave Roberts. They also reached out socially and financially to Roberts' widow, Marie, and have continued to do so in the months since the crime.
As a volunteer for Arlington police Victim Assistance Unit, Bergara accompanies staff members to crime scenes and supports victims. And because she's bilingual, she is often called to help translate for Spanish speakers.
Prison doors may be locked shut, but people must not close their eyes to the inmates behind bars. Vatican officials conveyed that message at an international gathering of prison chaplains in Rome, where Pope Benedict XVI called the pastoral care of prisoners a "vital mission" that deserved the support and guidance of bishops and the involvement of local Catholics.
Yellow Medicine County is expanding a restorative justice program that brings together juvenile offenders and community members in an effort to resolve issues outside of the courtroom. Circle sentencing, one of many types of restorative justice, brings together community members, victims and offenders to talk through problems and help offenders find the right path.
Restorative Justice Planned in Japan - NPA Hopes Victim-Juvenile Offender Dialogue Will Cut Recidivism Rates |TODAY|
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