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When the Chicago School Board passed a Student Code of Conduct on June 27 that made “restorative justice” a central approach to school discipline, a coalition of Chicago students, parents and educators celebrated a step forward in a four-year-long organizing campaign.
Since her daughter's death nearly two years ago, Virginia Delgado has mourned the loss of her child, but her grief was deepened by the fact that, without a headstone, she could not leave flowers at her daughter's grave site. A week ago, the Arizona Department of Corrections and three inmates from the Safford prison lessened Delgado's grief a little bit by donating a headstone, which was custom-made by the inmates.
Xenophile Media, the Canadian interactive content production company, won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Television for its production of the Fallen Alternate Reality Game.
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.
Resolving school disputes in Scotland by making pupils talk about their problems rather than using traditional punishments can be an effective way of cutting exclusions and can even raise attainment, according to an official study. Research by academics at Edinburgh and Glasgow universities into so-called restorative practices piloted at 18 schools since 2004 under a Scottish Executive initiative found significant improvement in half, with good progress in a further five.
It is welcoming news that some attention is given to the most vulnerable young people in the Cayman Islands. However, I must hasten to indicate that the allocation of $1million to construct a youth secure faculty is not in itself adequate in attending to the problem of youth crime.
An increase in the number of suspensions and exclusions in schools has educators calling on an alternative way to deal with wayward students. Edgewater and Howick colleges are testing the effectiveness of the Restorative Justice initiative.
Eileen Littig, who co-produced the show with Dean Thomas, says a powerful moment she witnessed was between Jessica, a teen who went along with her boyfriend 's brother on a robbery that turned into murder, and the victim 's sister. "Both had photos to share, " Littig says. "There were faces. There were families."
Nova Scotia’s restorative justice program will be the subject of a significant research project led by Dalhousie University. The federal Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council has awarded a Community University Research Alliance (CURA) grant to Dalhousie University in the amount of $1 million over five years to conduct research into the provincial restorative justice program.
ew Zealand's first tertiary centre specialising in restorative justice matters will be launched at AUT University by the Governor-General, His Excellency Anand Satyanand, on Friday, September 15. The Restorative Justice Centre, based at AUT's Institute of Public Policy, will be a multi-disciplinary centre of excellence for training, education and research into restorative justice theory and practice.
Restorative Justice Planned in Japan - NPA Hopes Victim-Juvenile Offender Dialogue Will Cut Recidivism Rates |TODAY|
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