31 julho 2006

Novidades "Restorative Justice On-Line"

Centre for Justice and Reconciliation

In June 2005, a new mediation law in Belgium opened the door for victims or offenders to request mediation in any criminal case. In this article, David Eyckmans of the Forum for Mediation and Restorative Justice - vzw Suggnom¨¨ describes the new law.



New Graduate Degree Programme in Restorative Justice

In June 2006, the International Institute of Restorative Practices (IIRP) received authorisation to grant graduate degrees in the area of restorative justice. The programme will offer two master¡¯s degrees and a non-degree certificate in restorative practice. The first term will run from September through December this year.



Victim Offender Mediation in Sweden

In Sweden, experiments with victim offender mediation began in the 1980s and gained legislative recognition in 2002. In this article excerpt, Eleonore Lind of the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention provides an overview of the use of mediation in Sweden. The full text of her article is provided.



Book Review: Will the Circle Be Unbroken? Aboriginal Communities, Restorative Justice and the Challenges of Conflict and Change

Many restorative justice activists point to similarities between traditional indigenous justice philosophies and restorative justice. This book explores these similarities, the idea of community in restorative justice and the use of such practices with indigenous communities by western criminal justice systems.



Video Review: Victim Offender Mediation and Conferencing: A Multi-Method Approach

This 22 minute informational video offers an introduction to restorative justice processes and the importance of fostering dialogue to help victims and offenders respond to crime.



Meet Jaime Martin

Jaime Martin coordinates international relationships for the Secretary of Penitentiary Services, Rehabilitation and Juvenile Justice in Catalonia, Spain.



Website of the Month: Youth Justice Conferencing, Queensland

In Queensland, Australia, youth justice conferencing is used to involve young offenders, their families, victims and their support people in a participatory response to wrong doing. This website offers information about the youth justice conferencing process in Queensland and its legal foundations.