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Job: Assistant Professor of Conflict Resolution, The Werner Institute, Creighton University School of Law, Omaha - Peace and Collaborative Development Network

Job: Assistant Professor of Conflict Resolution, The Werner Institute, Creighton University School of Law, Omaha - Peace and Collaborative Development Network | Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation, and Restorative Justice | Scoop.it
Job Title: Assistant Professor of Conflict Resolution Location: The Werner Institute, Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, Nebraska Position Type: Tenure… (Share 'Job: Assistant Professor of Conflict Resolution, The Werner Institute, Creighton...
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Swift Certain Fair: Does Project HOPE Provide a Therapeutic Paradigm for Managing Offenders? New Book Out Now

Swift Certain Fair: Does Project HOPE Provide a Therapeutic Paradigm for Managing Offenders? New Book Out Now | Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation, and Restorative Justice | Scoop.it
Swift Certain Fair: Does Project HOPE Provide a Therapeutic Paradigm for Managing Offenders? New Book Out Now
Posted on August 21, 2017 by mainstreamtj
A new book by Dr Lorana Bartels of Australian National University explores the therapeutic potential of Swift Certain Fair approaches…

In a review of the book Professor David Wexler, one of the founders of the concept of Therapeutic Jurisprudence, writes:

This is an excellent work that demonstrates how the HOPE probation program, though often thought to be structured solely around the goal of “deterrence”, can and should be administered in keeping with much broader criminological objectives.

In fact, Bartels writes convincingly about how such matters as “dynamic risk factors” are attended to, and how “strength-based” approaches are effectively used to animate probationers.
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Prop 47 saved millions of dollars by sacrificing law-abiding citizens | KFI AM 640

Prop 47 saved millions of dollars by sacrificing law-abiding citizens | KFI AM 640 | Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation, and Restorative Justice | Scoop.it
This state's priorities are so out of whack.
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something to be aware of when we make adjustments in Alaska.
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To fix ‘unfair’ bail system, will California copy Kentucky?

To fix ‘unfair’ bail system, will California copy Kentucky? | Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation, and Restorative Justice | Scoop.it
It’s rare that a California lawmaker seeking a policy model to follow would turn to Kentucky. But with the Legislature on summer recess, that’s precisely what Sen. Bob Hertzberg is doing.The mission: travel to the Bluegrass state
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Murder victim’s mother turned tears to advocacy but still wrestles with dreams of his death

Joshua Beebe, accused of killing 23-year-old Christopher Seaman in 2015, was sentenced in Palmer on what would have been Seaman's 26th birthday.
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Truck driver Michael Johnsen sentenced over fatal crash that killed dad-of-3 Noel Campilan

Truck driver Michael Johnsen sentenced over fatal crash that killed dad-of-3 Noel Campilan | Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation, and Restorative Justice | Scoop.it
Johnsen, of Lake Grassmere in Marlborough, apologised to the family during a restorative justice conference before court today.

Following the accident, Johnsen had been assessed as being in a "disassociated state", defence counsel Rob Harrison said.

Johnsen had no previous convictions, a clean driving record, and had driven SH1 "many, many times".

"[Johnsen] is at an absolute loss as to what has occurred," Harrison said.

"This was a momentary lapse (of attention) which had such severe consequences."

Judge John MacDonald accepted that Johnsen had drifted across the road "through some momentary inattention".

And he acknowledged that Johnsen was remorseful, giving him credit for fronting up to a restorative justice conference with family.

Johnsen was sentenced to 200 hours of community work and ordered to pay $6500 reparation to the Campilan family. He was also disqualified from driving for 18 months.
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8 Phrases That Signify Zero Respect in a Relationship

8 Phrases That Signify Zero Respect in a Relationship | Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation, and Restorative Justice | Scoop.it
Respect is a tricky objective to achieve with a significant other. However, it is critical for a successful relationship. There are phrases that could be called the ‘emotional vocabulary’ that either usher love in or cast it aside. When an individual in a relationship respects their partner they are saying ‘I do care.’ This respectful individual cares about their spouse’s opinions, feelings and desires even if they differ from their own. On the other hand, when an individual in a relationship is disrespectful they are saying “I don’t care.’ This disrespectful communicator is saying that they care more about their own opinions, feelings and desires. They put themselves before the emotions of their spouse. Respect means that ‘”one does not have to understand or agree with something for it to be someone else’s truth.
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In Truth and Reconciliation, First Thing’s First—The Truth 

In Truth and Reconciliation, First Thing’s First—The Truth  | Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation, and Restorative Justice | Scoop.it
Truth-telling needs to come first before we can begin to heal the racial divide and redress past harms.
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California Judge Rules Retailers Are Extorting Shoplifters

California Judge Rules Retailers Are Extorting Shoplifters | Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation, and Restorative Justice | Scoop.it
A California judge rules the practice of making shoplifters pay to avoid calling in the police "is textbook extortion under California law."
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The Lawyer as Peacemaker: Law and Community in Abraham Lincoln's Slander Cases

The Lawyer as Peacemaker: Law and Community in Abraham Lincoln's Slander Cases | Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation, and Restorative Justice | Scoop.it
Lincoln himself described the lawyer's role as peacemaker. In his notes for a law lecture, he wrote: "Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser—in fees, expenses, and waste of time. As a peacemaker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man."[7] That was a common conception of the lawyer's role in the nineteenth century.[8] After the 1880 death of Stephen Trigg Logan, Lincoln's second law partner, John T. Stuart
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(Lincoln's first law partner), observed, "Logan, in his office, was the just, ripe and safe counsellor, grasping with readiness the facts of the cases submitted to him, separating the truth from the coloring given it by the passion of the client, and readily seeing the point in the case, he was able to give sound advice, which his sense of justice directed to the right. He was not a promoter of litigations. He settled more controversies than he brought suits. He was a peace-maker."[9]
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Money has made this model obsolete--people pay for litigation not for peacemaking....how do we return to the path?
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Priest explains why he joined group that won’t work with cops | Belfast Media Group

Priest explains why he joined group that won’t work with cops | Belfast Media Group | Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation, and Restorative Justice | Scoop.it
Based on the Falls Road, the group opened an Ardoyne office in 2015 close to the offices of Community Restorative Justice Ireland, which works in conjunction with the PSNI.

“About a year and a half ago Jim Auld made contact with me,” said Fr Magill. “Jim was the director at that stage and he asked if I would consider joining the board. I have had an involvement with Jim over the last ten to 15 years and I said I would.”

Asked if he had an issue with the group’s stance on the PSNI, Fr Magill said: “One of the things in the role itself is that there’s a variety of different views around that particular issue. My role is concerned with governance, for example, and if there are specific issues then I can ask questions. More than anything else I would see myself as a critical friend.”

Fr Magill said he he’s been encouraged by what he’s experienced during his time with Conflict Resolution Services (Ireland).

“I must say I have been very very impressed and there’s a very high level of governance and I have been learning from that.”

When CRSI opened their Ardoyne office, Jim Auld explained their stance regarding the PSNI.

“The point of us and the PSNI is that the people we are working with wouldn’t work with the PSNI,” he said.
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Effective judging – the TJ Court Craft Series

Effective judging – the TJ Court Craft Series | Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation, and Restorative Justice | Scoop.it
Judicial officers who are interested in improving the way they communicate in court may be interested in the TJ Court Craft Series.   Previous blogs in the series can be accessed here. Get future posts in the series direct to your email inbox by entering your email in the right hand column and clicking "follow".…
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Albany County is Starting Restorative Justice Practices [VIDEO]

Albany County is Starting Restorative Justice Practices [VIDEO] | Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation, and Restorative Justice | Scoop.it
The Albany County District Attorney’s office is implementing a new piece to how they prosecute certain offenses with restorative justice practices.
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SF Prosecutors, San Quentin Inmates Form Unique Partnership

SF Prosecutors, San Quentin Inmates Form Unique Partnership | Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation, and Restorative Justice | Scoop.it
San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon has been quietly leading his team into San Quentin State Prison for face to face meetings with the men locked up inside. It’s an effort to humanize th
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Victims meet offenders as part of Canberra’s restorative justice program

Victims meet offenders as part of Canberra’s restorative justice program | Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation, and Restorative Justice | Scoop.it
Just over 130 adult offenders in Canberra have chosen to take part in the restorative justice program since February last year.

About two-thirds of cases involved a face-to-face meeting and 15 of those have taken place in prison, including Ms Martin and Catania’s session.

Restorative justice program manager Amanda Lutz said a lot of work was done to ensure the victim and offender were prepared.

“We do expect that people will be coming with a level of emotion. They might be bringing some anger depending on the severity of the offence,” she said.

But she said the results had been impressive.

“We often hear people say they’re feeling lighter and sleeping better at night after having met their offender,” she said.

“Sometimes a victim has got an image in their mind of an offender as much bigger and scarier than they are in reality, so coming to a conference allows them to reframe the experience.”

The ACT Government is currently preparing for the next phase of the program, which will include more serious crimes like family violence and sexual offences.

Officials will send proposed guidelines to stakeholders over the coming weeks for their feedback.

Ms Lutz said they had learned some important lessons during the first phase of the project.
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‘Know your neighborhood criminal’: Grass Valley man uses social media to identify ‘repeat offenders’

‘Know your neighborhood criminal’: Grass Valley man uses social media to identify ‘repeat offenders’ | Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation, and Restorative Justice | Scoop.it
Nevada County residents concerned about a perceived spike in crime in the area have lately made their voices heard through multiple outlets, including Grass Valley city council meetings, Facebook
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Shaming...now for a little Reintegration.

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What if LA County paid residents to house the homeless? Leaders are exploring the idea

What if LA County paid residents to house the homeless? Leaders are exploring the idea | Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation, and Restorative Justice | Scoop.it
Some Los Angeles County homeowners may qualify for up to a $75,000 subsidy to build a second dwelling on their property to house homeless people, if a pilot program is approved Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors.The program was introduced last
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Extremist Must Pay $3.2M for Leveled Timbuktu Shrines

Extremist Must Pay $3.2M for Leveled Timbuktu Shrines | Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation, and Restorative Justice | Scoop.it
The International Criminal Court on Thursday ordered an extremist from Mali to pay $3.2 million in reparations for demolishing Sufi shrines that cemented Timbuktu’s reputation as the “City of 333 Saints.”

Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi had been part of a band of Tuareg separatists who formed an offshoot of al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb called Ansar Dine in 2012.
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A clear record means second chances for ex-offenders

A clear record means second chances for ex-offenders | Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation, and Restorative Justice | Scoop.it
A second chance. That's what ex-offenders were looking for at the Charles Martin Youth Center Thursday.
The Northern Indiana Re-Entry and Restorative Justice Clinic, run by Ivy Tech, is trying to help them clear their criminal records.
The clinic uses a relatively new Indiana law to erase certain criminal records. The program was initially designed just for students, but was so successful, the clinic's leaders decided to expand.
"We always kept an eye on any news that we saw that was relevant. We thought to making some changes in the criminal justice system," says B. Irene Britt, Co-Director for NIRRJC.
She says the new law is great news. Britt says a clean record opens a lot of doors for ex-offenders.
Students are able to pursue degrees in fields they might not have otherwise, like teaching or nursing.
"Many people who get involved in criminal acts are young at the time these things happen. By the time they get in their mid-thirties, mid-forties, they're so far removed from those events that they're different people," Britt says.
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PRINCETON: School district to re-examine policy on suspensions

PRINCETON: School district to re-examine policy on suspensions | Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation, and Restorative Justice | Scoop.it
Student discipline in the Princeton school district is getting a fresh look, with the Board of Education questioning how and when students get suspended from school.
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How Dallas Educators Rethink Discipline to Restore Humanity in Schools - EdSurge News

How Dallas Educators Rethink Discipline to Restore Humanity in Schools - EdSurge News | Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation, and Restorative Justice | Scoop.it
The Innovation Design and Entrepreneurship Academy (IDEA) serves 330 students in grades 9 through 11. Students come to the school from 39 differen
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Community comes together to help clean yard for man with cancer

A community coming together to help a family in need after a Tucson woman asked for help to clean her yard after her husband became ill. 
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This doesn't sound like a Justice solution, but it's about building community capacity.
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A Collaborative Vision for Reforming Criminal Justice

A Collaborative Vision for Reforming Criminal Justice | Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation, and Restorative Justice | Scoop.it
Recognizing that our local governments can no longer afford to continue performing services that are duplicative or fail to deliver desired outcomes, Spokane County and the city of Spokane have jointly committed to a regional partnership to find a better way. Our mission is to effectively change our predominantly offense-based, punishment-focused criminal-justice system into one that is offender-based and rehabilitation-focused.
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BC NDP government seeks restorative-justice system for some offences

BC NDP government seeks restorative-justice system for some offences | Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation, and Restorative Justice | Scoop.it
The NDP committed to the approach in its platform and Solicitor-General Mike Farnworth said his ministry will now be working through the details to make it a reality
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Reactions from Restorative Justice at Riverton Wal-Mart

Reactions from Restorative Justice at Riverton Wal-Mart | Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation, and Restorative Justice | Scoop.it
News 13’s Landon Harrar spoke with 15 regular everyday shoppers about their take on police stationed at Wal-Mart, specifically to catch shoplifters, everyone agreed it’s been a good idea to eliminate the shoplifting problem.
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How Activists Turned a Bad Massachusetts Bill Into a Great Law | Leafly

How Activists Turned a Bad Massachusetts Bill Into a Great Law | Leafly | Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation, and Restorative Justice | Scoop.it
Legislators nearly killed the best parts of the state's legalization law. Then local activists stepped to help create a gold-standard set of regulations.
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