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Restorative Justice Responses to Sexual Assault - Mary Koss and Mary Achilles

Restorative Justice Responses to Sexual Assault

Mary Koss and Mary Achilles


A large international literature promotes restorative justice options as satisfying and empowering to crime victims. This paper examines restorative justice for sexual assault from the perspective of three groups of survivors: (a) adults victimized by adult perpetrators; (b) adults or juveniles victimized by juveniles; and (c) adults sexually molested as children by adults. Sexual violence within
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Restorative Justice and Intimate Partner Violence - James Ptacek and Loretta Frederick

Restorative Justice and Intimate Partner Violence

James Ptacek and Loretta Frederick



There is an urgent need to create new ways for abused women to find justice. Despite significant accomplishments over the past 35 years, community activists know well that justice for abused women remains elusive. The National Violence Against Women Survey indicates that only one-quarter of physical assaults in the U.S. are reported to the police. The authors of this major study
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Research on use of RJ by minorities - do we know what's happening?

Hi all, I guess that this subject seems appropriate enough in many parts of the world right now.

Article from The Guardian: "It's like
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Fania Davis on restorative justice and truth and reconciliation for the US.

"Today, my focus is on restorative justice, which I believe offers a way for us to collectively face this epidemic, expose its deep historical roots,...
 

Human Rights and Business: How reconcilable are they?

Human Rights and Business: How reconcilable are they?

8 Jul 2016 - Theo Gavrielides


Open Letter to Rt Hon Harriet Harman

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A restorative approach to hate crime

A restorative approach to hate crime

Author: Jon Collins
Date: 4 July 2016

Amid the political and economic turmoil that has followed
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Rachel Snaith, Director of Communities and Commissioning for Northumbria PCC - The importance of evidence, and offering a "one-stop-shop", "end-to-end" service to victims



Rachel Snaith was kind enough to step in when my interview with Vera Braid QC had to be cancelled due to Vera feeling unwell. Although our
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Adam Foss Has A Vision For Juvenile Justice Reform

Adam Foss Has A Vision For Juvenile Justice Reform

The ex-prosecutor wants to reshape the way we approach mass incarceration.



Adam Foss wants to reinvent the cycle that defines the American criminal justice system. The former Boston-area prosecutor spent more than six years as an assistant district attorney, mostly working in the juvenile division. Prosecutors, he said, play a pivotal role in our justice system — they wield the power to offer alternative...
 

Is hate crime about to become a key issue across the world?

Hi there, I thought that this was a pertinent question in the light of recent events, with a spike of hate crime in the UK following the Brexit vote,...
 

Danger of facilitator 'burn-out'

Danger of facilitator 'burn-out'

An interesting radio item concerning the additional $4.4m funding announced for restorative justice over the next two...
 

RJC: Delivering restorative justice – making multiagency partnerships work



Delivering restorative justice – making multiagency partnerships work


The RJC has published a new report looking at the ways in which organisations...
 

Myra Knight, Volunteer RJ Facilitator in Brighton - you do it because you also get something out of it, but it certainly isn't money

This a brief video interview of Myra Knight, a Volunteer RJ Facilitator with the Sussex Restorative Justice Partnership in Brighton (UK).

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The best way to perpetuate poverty is by spending on arms and military, and the best way to fight terrorism is by fighting the basic needs of humanity, because hunger and poverty perpetuate crime - Oscar Arias
 

Restorative Justice Responses to Sexual Assault - Mary Koss and Mary Achilles

Restorative Justice Responses to Sexual Assault

Mary Koss and Mary Achilles


A large international literature promotes restorative justice options as satisfying and empowering to crime victims. This paper examines restorative justice for sexual assault from the perspective of three groups of survivors: (a) adults victimized by adult perpetrators; (b) adults or juveniles victimized by juveniles; and (c) adults sexually molested as children by adults. Sexual violence within
...
 

Restorative Justice and Intimate Partner Violence - James Ptacek and Loretta Frederick

Restorative Justice and Intimate Partner Violence

James Ptacek and Loretta Frederick



There is an urgent need to create new ways for abused women to find justice. Despite significant accomplishments over the past 35 years, community activists know well that justice for abused women remains elusive. The National Violence Against Women Survey indicates that only one-quarter of physical assaults in the U.S. are reported to the police. The authors of this major study
...
 

Research on use of RJ by minorities - do we know what's happening?

Hi all, I guess that this subject seems appropriate enough in many parts of the world right now.

Article from The Guardian: "It's like
...
 

Fania Davis on restorative justice and truth and reconciliation for the US.

"Today, my focus is on restorative justice, which I believe offers a way for us to collectively face this epidemic, expose its deep historical roots,...
 

Human Rights and Business: How reconcilable are they?

Human Rights and Business: How reconcilable are they?

8 Jul 2016 - Theo Gavrielides


Open Letter to Rt Hon Harriet Harman

...
 

A restorative approach to hate crime

A restorative approach to hate crime

Author: Jon Collins
Date: 4 July 2016

Amid the political and economic turmoil that has followed
...
 

Rachel Snaith, Director of Communities and Commissioning for Northumbria PCC - The importance of evidence, and offering a "one-stop-shop", "end-to-end" service to victims



Rachel Snaith was kind enough to step in when my interview with Vera Braid QC had to be cancelled due to Vera feeling unwell. Although our
...
 

Adam Foss Has A Vision For Juvenile Justice Reform

Adam Foss Has A Vision For Juvenile Justice Reform

The ex-prosecutor wants to reshape the way we approach mass incarceration.



Adam Foss wants to reinvent the cycle that defines the American criminal justice system. The former Boston-area prosecutor spent more than six years as an assistant district attorney, mostly working in the juvenile division. Prosecutors, he said, play a pivotal role in our justice system — they wield the power to offer alternative...
 

Is hate crime about to become a key issue across the world?

Hi there, I thought that this was a pertinent question in the light of recent events, with a spike of hate crime in the UK following the Brexit vote,...
 

Danger of facilitator 'burn-out'

Danger of facilitator 'burn-out'

An interesting radio item concerning the additional $4.4m funding announced for restorative justice over the next two...
 

RJC: Delivering restorative justice – making multiagency partnerships work



Delivering restorative justice – making multiagency partnerships work


The RJC has published a new report looking at the ways in which organisations...
 

Myra Knight, Volunteer RJ Facilitator in Brighton - you do it because you also get something out of it, but it certainly isn't money

This a brief video interview of Myra Knight, a Volunteer RJ Facilitator with the Sussex Restorative Justice Partnership in Brighton (UK).

...
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