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ACT police chief learnt a valuable restorative justice lesson early on - Over 30 years ago, Rudi Lammers sat on the floor of a Narrabundah house, confronting a child thief, when a life-changing event unfolded | Canberra Times

Allowing perpetrators to meet and speak with their victims can be helpful for both parties. We’re proud to back the Ministry of Justice’s new campaign, says Rachael Byrne. (Home Group advertisement feature on Guardian Online)

The Evidence Base for restorative justice - #Restorativejustice is a process where all the parties with a stake in a particular offence come together to resolve collectively how to deal with the aftermath of that offence & its implications for the future. It has been enthusiastically embraced in many #justice systems as an alternative to incarceration for young adult and #Indigenous offenders. But how well does it work? | The Australia & New Zealand School of Government

Crime hurts: How #justice can heal - What happens when a victim of crime and the offender come face to face outside of a #courtroom setting? Can #Restorative Justice offer positive outcomes for #crime prevention, repeat #offending and for the #victims is a sense of resolution possible? | #audio file - ABC Radio National

Magistrate David Fanning of the Neighbourhood Justice Centre, Collingwood, Victoria speaks about #therapeutic #justice to a capacity audience of 190 people at public forum ‘Why #Prison? Why Not?’ 12 May 2014 | Sentencing Advisory Council [audio , slides transcripts available here]

Huge drop in restraint attributed to restorative justice - A secure children’s home in Devon has been recognised for its successful use of #restorative #justice after restraint incidents fell by nearly 90 per cent | #Children & Young People Now - beyond brave, inspirational. Restorative Justice. Gill Hicks, London bombings survivor