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You see some sad things in a newspapering job... . I've interviewed the homeless, the abandoned, the lost and the lonely. Been at the funerals of innocents. Heard parents wail over a child's suicide. fter 20-odd years of relatively stoic reportage, I almost lost it Sunday. I nearly cried for Andrew Balser, who died at age 14 in a stupid teenage prank in 2005. I clenched down hard when Kyle Pickett, just 20 years old and charged with his best friend's death, sobbed out a detailed confession.
Joseph Sebarenzi is from Rwanda, where he once served as the speaker of Parliament from 1997 to 2000. Through the genocide against the Tutsi people, he lost seven siblings and both parents. All were murdered.
Two thirds of rape and attempted rape victims in Namibia know their perpetrators, a report released ahead of this month's national conference on violence against women and children said. The report, 'Rape in Namibia', investigated how the promulgation of the Combating of Rape Act seven years ago was working in practice and noted that between 2000 and 2005 99 percent of reported rape victims were women.
Victims of stalking and domestic violence will be able to keep their names off the electoral roll under new measures which come into force this week. New legislation allows them to be registered anonymously while still being able to vote.
lmost immediately after the crash, Ceran said he had forgiven Prieto, who pleaded guilty to three counts of automobile homicide in April. Alcohol-related charges were dropped as part of the agreement. At the court hearing Thursday, Ceran of Cedar Hills said he has been called naive by people who have vilified Prieto for being in the country illegally and driving while drunk. "I and my children, who have been most injured by his actions both physically and emotionally, harbor no such feelings," said Ceran, a devout Mormon who quoted Bible passages about forgiveness.
ESPERE was begun in Bogotá, Colombia in 2001 by Leonel Narváez, a Consolata missioner and sociologist with a doctorate from Harvard University. For many years, Narváez worked in Kenya and, later on, in the Amazon region of Colombia. It was there that he saw how the cycle of violence repeats itself with the victim becoming aggressive and continuing the cycle. Narváez found the Fundacion para la Reconciliación (Foundation for Reconciliation) and ESPERE has spread throughout Colombia where reconciliation centers work with diverse populations such as victims of violence, displaced people, gang members, children, adolescents, adults, prison inmates, community action groups, etc.
New Polish and Portuguese victim support officers have started working in the county. Lincolnshire Criminal Justice board requested the appointments to cater for the growing number of Polish and Portuguese victims of crime
In Florida, victims have few protections to keep criminals behind bars from contacting them. There is no standing prohibition against inmates writing to their victims, nor is there a process to keep victims' home addresses out of reach.
Jesse Doiron of Beaumont was presented the Governor's 2007 Criminal Justice Volunteer Service Award today in recognition of his service as a volunteer dedicating his time to promoting restorative justice through the Bridges to Life program within the Texas Department of Criminal Justice... . Doiron began volunteering with the Bridges to Life program in 2003. The faith-based program aims to bring together crime victims and offenders face to face to help the inmates understand how crime affects others, and to empower the crime victims by allowing them to recount their victimization.
A man molests a young woman sitting next to him on a Japanese train, drags her to a restroom and rapes her while she sobs. Some 40 fellow passengers fail to intervene. The case, which came to light with the suspect’s arrest last month, shocked the public and prompted soul-searching in the media, which said passengers may have told themselves it was a lovers’ fight but should have helped the woman.
Restorative Justice Planned in Japan - NPA Hopes Victim-Juvenile Offender Dialogue Will Cut Recidivism Rates |TODAY|
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