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The greatest point of clarity yesterday came from Beazley's co-chair, Oralee O'Byrne, a Parrsboro mom who volunteers with the Youth Restorative Justice Society in Cumberland County. "There's a great deal of focus put on personal rights, but there's not a corresponding emphasis on personal responsibility," she said. That's true of youth and adults, as well.
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.
Restorative justice is sometimes equated with community service penalties imposed by a court. While there can be a restorative dimension to community service, when it is judicially imposed it is unlikely to have the impact on victims and offenders that come from restorative encounters. That seems to be what the town of Weston is discovering
"Fundamentally, it's about teaching teachers to teach children that rights and respect are not two different things," he said.
Cherie Blair [Booth] is to head an investigation into whether keeping offenders out of jail could be more effective in cutting crime figures. The Prime Minister's wife will take on the role of president of a commission on English prisons set up by the Howard League for Penal Reform.
The Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) today renounced violence and said it is putting its weapons beyond use. A statement read out by one of the UVF's founding members, convicted killer Gusty Spence, said... . "All volunteers are further encouraged to show support for credible restorative justice projects so that they, with their respective communities, may help eradicate criminality and anti-social behaviour in our society"
Pc Payne, who referees for the Witney and District boys' football league in his spare time, added he was confident neither of Bicester's secondary schools had a big bullying problem. He said: "I don't think it's a major issue. As far as I'm concerned both schools deal with it as robustly as they can. "I use restorative justice within the school. It's solved an awful lot of problems."
The purpose of the 10-year-old restorative justice program is to hold offenders to a higher degree of accountability while improving the condition of neighborhoods [around the University of Minnesota]," said Gena Gerard, executive director of Restorative Justice Community Action, Inc. "Without it, they pay a ticket and remain anonymous and don't make amends (to the neighborhood)," she said. "Restorative justice provides an important value to the community and the offender.
Friction between cyclists and motorists is nothing new for the Durango area. However, a local conflict-resolution group is hoping to ease tension on the roads of La Plata County. This week, the Braided River Mediation Center will hold an event to address the continued conflict between road riders and motorists on local roads. Braided River is a nonprofit restorative justice center that provides free conflict-resolution services to Southwest Colorado. Among the group’s goals is helping the Durango community with its larger conflicts. The rub between road riders and drivers recently rose to the top of the group’s list of concerns.
Ontario plans to soften its approach to delinquent students with changes to its zero-tolerance Safe Schools Act before the next school year begins... . The act has long been criticized for overly harsh discipline and for unfairly targeting students who are minorities, even sparking complaints to the province's human rights commission.
Restorative Justice Planned in Japan - NPA Hopes Victim-Juvenile Offender Dialogue Will Cut Recidivism Rates |TODAY|
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