Restorative Justice: a Framework for Juvenile Justice

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“Restorative justice is a response to a harmful incident that seeks the inclusion of all involved, in efforts to meaningfully address the harm and restore trust in relationships.” – Just Outcomes

There is a growing movement within the United States to establish an equitable and dignified criminal justice system that aligns with human needs and values. Restorative justice is a budding area ...

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Restorative Justice vs. Conflict Resolution: Assessing for Intervention

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While “restorative justice” and “conflict resolution” both deal with issues of crisis in relationship, these disciplines differ somewhat in their basic assumptions, language, and goals. Discerning and choosing the discipline or “frame” best suited to the crisis at hand helps preserve the well-being of all parties, as well as societal and organizational ethics.

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Conflict Resolution is a process to resolve “struggle[s] between at least two interdependent parties who perceive incompatible goals, scarce resources, and interference from others ...

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Five Ways to See Justice Flourish Over the Holidays and Into the New Year

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Looking forward to a little time to relax and unwind over the holidays?  Great!  Aren’t we all.  And the good news is that this “downtime” can also be a great time to take stock—not just about who’s been naughty and nice, but how YOU can put your best self forward, in your relationships and in the world, for the year ahead.  Because as we all know, when we put our best self forward, we help create a more peaceful, and ...

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Bullying: 3 Principles of Victim-Centered Intervention for Leaders

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From Columbine High School to Amanda Todd, recent decades have seen a renewed spotlight placed on the ancient human problem of bullying, or the systematic abuse of power. These and countless other tragedies have animated a new public resolve to confront bullying behaviour at its cultural roots, challenging the normalcy of interpersonal oppression in communities, schools, and places of work. Yet even amid the public outcry, tangible solutions are scarcely heard. Despite our best efforts at prevention, even the most ...

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The Reoccurring Conversation

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As Published in the RJCO Quarterly by: Matthew Hartman and Fred Perloff

In May 2015, the Zehr Institute for Restorative Justice organized and facilitated a “Restorative Justice Consultation” in Harrisonburg, VA.  This was a gathering of 35 restorative justice practitioners and academics from across the globe to discuss the current state of the restorative justice field and start exploring a vision for where the field might go.  One of the topics that was discussed was the decades-old ...

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Why Justice is Calling for All of Us

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hands_shutterstock_153353432For many of us, “justice,” evokes images of courtrooms, juries and cell walls. We’re taught that justice is the concern of the people in charge of our society’s institutions. Faced with a barrage of images of crime and harmful actions in our surrounding communities, we so often remain on the sidelines and hope that meaningful justice will be done to restore a balance in ...

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JUST OUTCOMES NEW WEBSITE

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Whether you are a government decision-maker looking to improve public satisfaction with criminal justice, a community leader looking to create a safer neighborhood, an employer facing issues of workplace bullying, or a school administrator working to enhance student discipline, you are leading the way on a vital conversation about justice.
Just Outcomes supports communities and organizations in developing just responses ...

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