Where are the gaps? We need your help.

& Restorative Justice.

In the early days of the restorative justice field, from the late 1970s into the early 1990s, I was in a unique position to resource this emerging field. As Director of the Office on Crime and Justice of Mennonite Central Committee U.S (MCC), my mandate was to do what needed to be done. Although the… Read more »

Fall restorative justice webinar series

& Restorative Justice.

Our fall webinar series begins Sept. 18.   Click here for more information. Although there is a small charge for participating live on these webinars, scholarships are available. Please join us!   Real World Restorative Justice Webinars A Project of the Zehr Institute Fall 2013 Schedule September 18: Seeking Justice in Societies Transitioning from Violence with… Read more »

Justice for Trayvon Martin – Where do we go from here? (Part I)

& Peacebuilding, Restorative Justice.

In this three-part series, guest blogger David Anderson Hooker follows up on his earlier post, “Where will we find justice for Trayvon Martin?”   Trayvon Martin. George Zimmerman.  Dead. Alive. Dead! Not responsible. Like the President.  Like Emmett Till.  Like every other child that has been murdered senselessly by gun violence.  It was reasonable to… Read more »

Restorative justice and system change, part II

& Peacebuilding, Restorative Justice.

In the previous blog entry, Carl started his discussion of restorative justice and system change by challenging part of Ross London’s argument in Ross’s recent book, Crime, Punishment and Criminal Justice – From Margins to Mainstream.  This entry led to an important discussion.  In order to continue this dialogue, we are publishing Ross’ response, with minor… Read more »

Upcoming webinars on schools and prison

& Restorative Justice.

Two new webinars are coming up. The Promise and Challenge of Restorative Justice Practices in Schools School applications are probably the fastest growing area of restorative justice. What are the potential benefits? What are the barriers and challenges to implanting restorative justice practices? What works and what does not? In this webinar, Nancy Riestenberg and… Read more »