The Belknap County (New Hampshire) Citizens Council on Children and Families has received a grant of $47,710 from the New Hampshire Division for Juvenile Justice Services to aid in data collection among the providers of services to juvenile delinquents in Belknap County.
Vermont state officials choose foster care programmes over restorative justice in allocating funding.
The Egyptian was in jail and facing execution after killing an Egyptian friend following a fight over some money. The Egyptian buried his friend’s body and tried to destroy evidence of the murder,” he said. The Egyptian was arrested and having confessed to the crime spent 12 years on death row. “He felt guilty at every moment that passed while he was in prison. When the execution date neared, he sent a letter asking for clemency from Prince Abdul Majeed,” said Al-Zahrani.
Howard Zehr, in an article posted on Eastern Mennonite University News, responds to the Virginia legislature's bill apologizing for slavery: "An apology might include an explanation or account of what happened, but it must go further: "an apology begins where an account ends," says Nicholas Tauvis in his book Mea Culpia: A Sociology of Apology and Reconciliation. "
The Sensible Sentencing Trust is a tough-on-crime lobby in New Zealand that uses sensational stories about victimization to promote increased use of prisons. It has now set its sights on New Zealand's juvenile justice system, viewed as a leading example internationally in restorative justice. "Not so fast," say Prison Fellowship New Zealand and the Salvation Army in a response prepared by Kim Workman.
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.
To create another kind of culture in the Criminal Justice System, one that is committed to building responsibility, the first thing we must do is to get rid of the tacit assumption that managing the needs of victims and the needs of offenders is a zero-sum game.
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.
One suspects that this is not how the National Prosecuting Authority put it in their press conference….
Most young men caught up in criminal activity have lost several friends and family members and never have received grief counseling. They live with the anger and hopelessness that breed violence. In fact,many shootings and homicides are in retaliation for previous attacks, creating a never-ending cycle.
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