Moving From Retributive to Restorative Justice: The Nova Scotia RJ Program
At the recent IIRP World Conference, "Restoring Community in a Disconnected World, Part 2," Jennifer Llewellyn presented a paper on the Nova Scotia Restorative Justice Program. Described as the most developed and comprehensive restorative justice program in Canada and a leader in the world, it began as a pilot program in 1999 in four communities and by November 2001 extended to the whole province. From the outset, the program has been aimed at becoming a comprehensive alternative to the mainstream punitive and/or rehabilitative criminal justice system for both youth and adult offenders. Read Llewellyn's paper, Restorative Collaboration: The Nova Scotia Restorative Justice Program.
Virginia State Crime Commission Hearing on Restorative Justice
The Virginia State Crime Commission held a public hearing on September 16, 2009 at which Dr. Christina M. Barnes, Senior Methodologist of the Commission, gave a PowerPoint presentation outlining the status of restorative justice in Virginia. To view her presentation, click here.
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