Yesterday's big news was around a "conceptual agreement" that came out of 23 hours of round-the-clock bargaining. The agreement basically meant the strike was suspended, but they needed to put everything in writing.
The Yolo County District Attorney's Multi-Cultural Community Council announces its fourth forum, "Restorative Justice," Thursday, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the West Sacramento Library, 1212 Merkley Ave, West Sacramento.
Within three years of being released from jail, two out of every three inmates in the US wind up behind bars again — a problem that contributes to the highest incarceration rate of any country in the world. New research suggests that the degree to
FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER -- JAN 29, 2014 -- By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor The concept of “neighborhood court” is soon to West Sacramento. Those accused of certain low-level crimes will have a chance to exchange a court appearance and possible conviction for a chance to negotiate a resolution with a group of local volunteers and a facilitator in “neighborhood court.” Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig told the News-Ledger that the program focuses on “restorative justice” – a concept that cuts across cultures and across the centuries. A modern version of these citizens’ courts is now in operation....
For want of an "L," a reputation was lost, a former judge claims. Richard W. Postma Jr., a former state judge in Alaska, has filed a federal lawsuit against attorneys for the Alaska Bar Association over "hazing" he says he endured after former Gov. Sarah Palin's appointment letter thanked him for his "pubic service." Postma, who was appointed to the bench in 2007, claimed the typographical error that turned "public" into "pubic" led to suggestions that he got the appointment by performing oral sex on the former governor. He filed the suit Feb. 11 in U.S. District Court in Anchorage, with an amended complaint filed the next day.
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In 2001, Heather Strang prepared a report for the Criminology Research Council summarising restorative justice programs in Australia (Strang 2001). At that time, restorative justice was largely seen as suitable for juvenile offenders and for less serious offences. Every state and territory had a youth conferencing scheme in place, while only Queensland, Western Australia and the Australian Capital Territory were using conferencing with adult offenders. At the time, the use of restorative justice beyond police and courts was beginning to be explored.
In 2013, the Australian Institute of Criminology undertook to build on this early work by reviewing restorative justice programs currently operating within Australian criminal justice systems and identifying the issues currently facing restorative justice.
Bruce P. Archibald (Dalhousie University - Schulich School of Law) has posted Restorative Justice and the Rule of Law: Rethinking Due Process through a Relational Theory of Rights on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Restorative approaches to criminal justice can...
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