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Restorative Justice Today: Applications of Restorative Interventions takes a hard look at the issues and concepts surrounding restorative justice and current restorative practices used in a broad range of areas today. In a time when the cost of prisons and jails is on the rise resulting in more offenders being kept out of the community, this timely and contemporary book exposes readers to a range of restorative practices that can be implemented. The authors, renowned experts in the area of restorative justice, provide information not found in other restorative justice texts.
Chapter 13: Community Members: Vital Voices to the Restorative Justice Process
Community Members: Vital Voices to the Restorative Justice Process
The Longmont Community Justice Partnership (LCJP), a Colorado restorative justice program connected to the Catholic Church, has been conducting community restorative justice group conferencingfor over a decade, resolving cases referred by the police. Mona Schatz is director of the Division of Social Work at the University of Wyoming.
Can the restorative justice process impact the community more positively than more traditional corrections approaches? Is restorative justice able to heal the damage arising from harm, both harm to victims and harms that is perpetrated upon the community as a whole? Do communities regain their much-needed community safety when criminal or civil concerns are brought to resolution through restorative justice? This ...