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A survey by three college professors that was paid for with a grant from the Justice Department found that in 9,078 cases handled between 1998 and 2005, offenders were 23 percent less likely to commit another crime while on probation than those sentenced to traditional-probation. And they were 12 percent less likely to commit another crime after probation ended.
“The commissioners deserve to be commended for their foresight in funding this program,” said Yellow Medicine County assistant county attorney Amanda Sieling. Her comments came in response to Yellow Medicine County commissioners voting unanimously to fund a full-time Circle Sentencing Coordinator for the county.
City Council members voted 5-4 to oppose a resolution Tuesday that would have the board "seriously consider" the recommendations from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Women will march on the Auckland police station on Thursday to demand changes to the way sex offending cases are dealt with following last week's acquittal of suspended Auckland police chief Clint Rickards. Ms Gray said New Zealand's adversarial system "puts the victim on trial more than the person who has been accused". Victim support groups backing the march are calling for a shift to European-style "inquisitorial" justice or restorative justice for sex abuse cases.
A grant-writing workshop has set its sights on garnering more money for much-needed projects in the area. Last week's event was attended by more than 35 people representing 17 agencies and nonprofit organizations in the southwest area of the state including Silver City MainStreet, Gila Regional Medical Center, Western New Mexico University and Restorative Justice.
Harmon has three simple tips to try to repair (and prevent) damage: Speak directly. Spend time listening as well as talking. And avoid saying “always” or “never,” or other phrases that escalate disputes.
Sandra had to fight to meet the man who killed her husband. After the blur of words in the courtroom, after the announcement that a sentence had been reached, even after he had been put behind bars, she was left with a nagging feeling that it wasn't quite over, that she hadn't quite said what she needed to say.
Restorative Justice Planned in Japan - NPA Hopes Victim-Juvenile Offender Dialogue Will Cut Recidivism Rates |TODAY|
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