by Julie Shackford-Bradley In this clip, Rachel Maddow calls attention to two articles written in 1995 by John Dilulio that set the narrative frame of the “superpredator” who has no recognizable humanity, and therefore, no rights to life or freedom. In this article from the Weekly Standard of November 1995, John Dilulio (at the time […]
Come check out this opportunity to participate in Circles of Support and Accountability and help youth reenter their communities in a healthy, positive way!
by Julie Shackford Bradley and Patricio Yrarrázaval The passage of Prop 47 about 2 weeks ago is a major victory for all of the organizations and institutions that came together to get the proposition on the ballot and put forth the arguments needed to convince California voters to say yes. From San Diego Free Press: Faith […]
Stories of schools struggling with what to do with misbehaving kids. There’s no general agreement about what teachers should do to discipline kids. And there’s evidence that some of the most popular punishments actually may harm kids. Listen here…
Even when criminal cases end in guilty verdicts, sometimes victims need more. A growing number of jurisdictions are giving offenders and victims a chance to meet each other, and even reconcile. Some go further, giving crime victims a say in the offenders’ punishment, without ever going to trial. Listen here…
From producer/director Steve James and author-turned-producer Alex Kotlowitz, The Interrupters tells the moving and surprising story of three “violence interrupters” in Chicago who with bravado, humility and even humor try to protect their communities from the violence they once employed.
“Restorative justice represents a paradigm change from thinking about justice as a mechanism for social control to thinking about justice as a mechanism for social engagement,” says Dr. Brenda Morrison, the director of Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Restorative Justice.
Sujatha Baliga presents “Law’s Middle Way: Mindfulness and Restorative Justice” at Berkeley Law on Oct. 22, 2012, a Ruth Chance Lecture co-sponsored by the Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice, the Berkeley Initiative for Mindfulness in Law (law.berkeley.edu/mindfulness.htm), and the Restorative Justice Committee. Baliga discusses how a life-changing encounter with the Dalai Lama, and […]
UCSB Series “Voices” – The Archbishop discusses Restorative Justice, which provides restorative healing. In view of the Truth & Reconciliation Hearings.
Restorative justice has been receiving a lot of attention lately, due to Paul Tullis’s January 4 New York Times Magazine article, “Can Forgiveness Play a Role in Criminal Justice?” This story about a restorative justice conference following the murder of a young woman by her boyfriend was also covered on the January 5 episode of the Today […]