This paper identifies the role of probation officers in Restorative Justice processes.
This paper discusses the benefits of Restorative Justice for Aboriginal communities.
This is a paper that was presented at the National Aboriginal Women’s Summit (2007). It describes examples of best practices in Aboriginal Communities and recommendations for further implementation of Restorative Justice.
BA, University of Victoria, 2010
The study was conducted to see what it is about the Restorative Justice process of VOM (Victim-Offender Mediation) that contributes to the satisfaction of the victims.
This report acted to advise the UK government on best practices, training and accreditation for Restorative Justice practitioners.
This report is a summary of the best practices as described by Rocky Victim Services.
This paper describes a program for young offenders in Greater Toronto area called PACT (participation, acknowledgement, commitment and transformation).
This research evaluates the benefits of using Restorative Justice processes in serious crime. The study used an evaluation group and a matched comparison group.
This data is from schools in the United States, England and Canada that are implementing restorative practices. The report presents brief portraits of each school or district, focusing on how school climate has changed due to restorative practices, as well as data on reductions in school violence, discipline problems, suspensions and expulsions/exclusions.
This study examined the question: “Does juvenile system processing reduce subsequent delinquency?” Based on the evidence presented, the conclusion reached by the authors is that “ juvenile system processing appears to not have a crime control effect and across all measures appears to increase delinquency.” This was true across measures of prevalence, incidence, severity, and self –report. Given the additional financial costs associated with system processing (especially when compared to doing nothing) and the lack of evidence for any public safety benefit, jurisdictions should review their policies regarding the handling of juveniles” (pg. 6).
This study conducted by the Smith Institute in London draws from 36 studies in the United Kingdom. It showed that participation in Restorative Justice practices can have a significant impact on re-offending rate if offenders and can provide benefits to victims.
This paper describes the process used in Nova Scotia to launch its Restorative Justice initiative throughout the province.
Key findings from 47 studies in UK on the effect of Restorative Justice processes on re-offending. There is a summary of the findings in addition to the complete report.
This report describes the study undertaken to arrive at practice standards, measurable outcomes and measures for evaluation for the criminal justice system in South Africa.
This report contains consultation with victims of crime and service providers to create a ten year vision for victims, with recommendations on how to achieve this vision. One recommendation is that Alberta supports Restorative Justice programs.
The report describes the reconviction rates and cost effectiveness of three restorative justice programs.
This paper discusses the relevance of Restorative Justice for women who have been victimized by physical or sexual abuse. The discussion is formed by insights from the teaching of standpoint feminist theory and sound social work values, especially social justice.
A report prepared by the Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime to indicate the benefits a Restorative Justice Program would have. See website under Restorative Justice in Canada.
A New Zealand government report description of restorative justice in New Zealand including a discussion of bests practices of Restorative Justice in criminal cases.
This survey looks at past and future activities of the Coalition and includes cost analysis and recidivism rates.
Describes the new discipline policy that has been approved in 2008 by Denver Public School Board. This policy relies less on suspensions and gives students and parents a greater voice in the process.
This document is a framework for the partnership between Nova Scotia Restorative Justice and Community Research Alliance. It describes the expectations, goals, activities, planned outcomes and benefits to be achieved.
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A program called, “Why Me?”, is described is this paper. It is a program set up for victims who could benefit from restorative justice processes.