Diane Pendola has been a contemplative presence in county jails and prisons since 1986 when she completed her Masters degree in theology. She was deeply influenced by feminist and liberation theologies, with their emphasis on giving voice to the voiceless and bringing the disenfranchised in from the margins to the very center of authentic spiritual […]
The Peace Alliance is mobilizing its statewide networks to support the passage of HB 13-1254, a bill championed by Rep. Pete Lee that will open the channels for the "Restorative Justice Pilot Project", to be focused on two new RJ programs in the 10th and 19th Judicial Districts in CO, and that will further along […]
About Dr. Zehr: Widely known as "the grandfather of restorative justice," Zehr began as a practitioner and theorist in restorative justice in the late 1970s at the foundational stage of the field. Zehr continues in this third decade to deepen the principles of restorative justice and grow its practice worldwide. He has led hundreds of […]
Evelyn Zellerer, Ph.D. criminology, is a facilitator, trainer and speaker specializing in restorative justice, peacemaking circles, and conscious governance. Dr. Zellerer is founder and director of Peace of the Circle - an international organization that works with government, justice agencies, businesses, non-profits, schools and communities. Over the past 20 years, Evelyn has taught and led […]
Officer Greg Ruprecht had initial doubts (Click Here or on above image to view video) about Restorative justice. He had a powerful transformation of his belief in RJ as he watched it in motion within the police department' systems. We are delighted to host Greg and look forward to exploring his experiences and the statistics […]
9:03am Tuesday 5th March 2013 in News RESTORATIVE justice saves nine times as much money as it costs to run, police say. Restorative justice was launched as a pilot scheme in east Bolton in 2009, then rolled out by police across Greater Manchester the following year after it was deemed a success. Learn More
Jesse conceptualized and runs the Beyond Bars campaign to curb mass incarceration. His work includes strategic planning, producing videos, writing articles, and forging partnerships with groups working to make a positive difference in this field. Previously a political campaign staffer and communications strategist for progressive causes, his work has covered an array of policy areas […]
Choctaw Sequoyah Trueblood shares Indigenous Perspectives of Restorative Justice Sequoyah Trueblood (enrolled with the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma) has contributed selflessly for many years in Canada, and the United States, and around the world as a role model for healthy leadership, bringing peace and joy to the hearts of many. As a pipe carrier and […]
by Molly Rowan Leach, Huffington Post, February 21st, 2013 A moment in time that nobody expected: the marriage of a football stadium and naming rights with for-profit private prison industry the GEO Group. At this writing, a huge wave of utter discontent and amazement that something like this would ever occur is making waves across […]
Tonight's weekly edition of Restorative Justice on The Rise features a courageous advocate for RJ, Therese Bartholomew, Director of The Final Gift and of the Restorative Justice Initiative. Her brother, Steve, was murdered a decade ago and she openly shares via the film, and her life, the journey she has taken in the aftermath of […]
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