Restorative Justice

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Families and the Courts: New Thinking podcasts on kids, parents, and the criminal justice system

Families and the Courts: New Thinking podcasts on kids, parents, and the criminal justice system

Can the justice system make a positive difference in a family? Can courts promote healthy relationships between parents and children? These New Thinking podcasts give inside views of innovations for youth and families involved in the justice system. Interviews with experts and practitioners on the front-lines of criminal justice research and reform address topics such as: youth courts and restorative justice; immigration and some of the complex familial issues non-citizen survivors of domestic violence face; the Adolescent Diversion Program, an initiative expanding the justice system's options for dealing with 16- and 17-year-old defendants; and the Parent Support Program, which helps non-custodial parents find employment and support their children.

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Can Peacemaking Work Outside of Tribal Communities?

Can Peacemaking Work Outside of Tribal Communities?

 

Anna Jack, peacemaker administrator with the Colville Tribes, and  Brett Taylor of the Center for Court Innovation.Anna Jack, peacemaker administrator with the Colville Tribes, and Brett Taylor of the Center for Court Innovation.
Practitioners from Tribal and State Courts Express Enthusiasm for Testing the Approach in State Courts

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In-School Mediation: Conflict Resolution in a Brooklyn School

At New York City’s Middle School 61, high levels of conflict between students has been a chronic problem. The Crown Heights Community Mediation Center’s School Justice Center has worked intensively with schools to transform their culture and promote peaceful resolutions to conflict.

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The Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Michigan

The Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Michigan

In September 2005, the Bureau of Justice Assistance of the U.S. Department of Justice funded ten demonstration projects under its new Community-Based Problem-Solving Criminal Justice Initiative. The following is a summary of the Chippewa Indians’ winning proposal.


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Community Impact Panels

In order to sanction offenders who commit certain low-level offenses and educate them about the effects of their actions, planners at Midtown Community Court came up with the idea of Community Impact Panels: mediated sessions in which community members meet with offenders to discuss the impact of their offenses on the community.

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Crown Heights Community Mediation Center: Community Assessment and Perceptions

In Spring 2003, the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center conducted a formal survey to assess the needs and concerns of the Crown Heights, Brooklyn, community, as well as to gauge the community’s use and awareness of the Mediation Center. The Operation Data survey provided a forum for community members to voice their concerns about issues of quality of life, safety, services, conflict, and diversity in their neighborhood.

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Strengthening Communities: Mediation in Crown Heights

The Crown Heights Community Mediation Center follows a model of community-based mediation and uses it to address community conflict in Crown Heights. “Having a forum where [community members] can go to air their differences can relieve a lot of the tension that might otherwise build up,” Maureen O’Connor, a volunteer mediator, explained. “Even when the mediation session doesn’t end in a reconciliation, … it can diffuse a lot of antagonism.”

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