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Correct perception of victims is the first step – and trafficked persons are victims, Lagon said. Under U.S. law, “they have legal rights, they are not going to be treated as criminals, or as illegal aliens, and, in fact, will have visa status and social services.”
The program is proof that a partnership between government and a nonprofit can be effective and cost-efficient. For about $400 per case, the Restorative Justice Program can see a case through to completion. According to the Department of Youth Services, each offender who does not re-offend as a juvenile saves the county approximately $8,700. If that same young person doesn't become an adult offender, the savings are many times greater.
“Young people are not just scared of bullies or gangs but of the criminal justice system and the police. Some don't feel they need to report crimes as they have a good relationship with parents or teachers but they need to be more aware of the support that is available. It is important that young people have services tailored to their needs and not just help that replicates the help that is available to adults.”
Victim support groups, politicians and parents last night said radical new measures were needed to protect the public after it emerged that the convicted sex offender Peter Tobin was on the run for almost a year before he killed Polish student Angelika Kluk.
Wilma Derksen documented her family's search for answers - and justice - in her book Have You Seen Candace. She wrote in painstaking detail about the first year after Candace vanished. A second book, How Do I Forgive, was co-authored by Wilma several years ago and spoke of how the family struggled to cope. Wilma now serves as director of Victims' Voice for Mennonite Central Committee Canada. She is also a frequent speaker and workshop leader in religious and public forums and a strong local advocate for victim's rights and restorative justice.
Dachshund puppies can cost as much as $200, but last Saturday, a couple got a good deal when they bought one for 15 bucks at a yard sale. The problem is the dog didn't belong to the man who sold it.
In 2005/ 06, 223 rapes were reported in Norfolk but it was estimated this represented just 15pc of the total and the actual figure was more likely to be 1,500. [Article discusses how low conviction rates harm both victims and those falsely accused.]
"We've made great progress and now we have separate crimes for Domestic Violence, if they are repeat offenders we can ratchet up the penalties. We also changed the law to make sure polygraphs are not required for rape victims, and we've standardized evidence collections." says Bruning.
The city decided to take an aggressive policy against graffiti after a city staff report in 2005 concluded that, if left unchecked, the proliferation of graffiti may signify greater problems within a community, such as lawlessness and a reduction of property values, which could discourage businesses and invite more serious crime to Nanaimo. The report stated there are three components to helping solve Nanaimo's graffiti problem -- enforcement, eradication and education -- and they have formed the backbone of the city's graffiti policy ever since.
"Until now, the government has yet to officially acknowledge and stop this egregious practice of police child detention and torture, notwithstanding protests aired by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child and the UN Human Rights Committee against this inhumanity," the Coalition to Stop Child Detention Through Restorative Justice said in a statement Tuesday.
Restorative Justice Planned in Japan - NPA Hopes Victim-Juvenile Offender Dialogue Will Cut Recidivism Rates |TODAY|
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