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Restorative Justice and Restorative Approaches in Tribal Communities: Peacemaking Circles

Last month, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) hosted Part 3 of its Philosophy and Practice: Restorative Justice and Restorative Approaches in Tribal Communities Series webinar. This webinar focused on "an overview of…
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FREE Webinar: The Restorative Process - September 12 at 2:00 PM

OJJDP’s National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) proposes to develop one webinar in collaboration with Judy Clarke, an expert in Restorative Justice. The target audience is practitioners who are interested in learning about…
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Making Schools Safer: Harsh Consequences, Or Second Chances? - NPR

"For the last 14 years I had been a stay at home mom and a soccer mom of three kids," says Lori Alhadeff. "On Valentine's Day my daughter was brutally shot down and murdered and I became a school safety activist." Read more.
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"We the Defenders": National Association for Public Defense Investigator and Social Worker/Sentencing Advocates Conference - November 26-29

"We the Defenders": National Association for Public Defense Investigator and Social Worker/Sentencing Advocates Conference These conferences will feature nationally recognized faculty in a mix of plenary sessions, simultaneous sessions and…
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Philosophy and Practice: Restorative Justice and Restorative Approaches in Tribal Communities Series

Last month, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's Tribal Youth Program hosted its webinar, Philosophy and Practice: Restorative Justice and Restorative Approaches in Tribal Communities. A recording of the webinar can be…
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Transforming Juvenile Probation - The Annie E. Casey Foundation

The Annie E. Casey Foundation presents its vision for transforming juvenile probation into a focused intervention that promotes personal growth, positive behavior change and long-term success for youth who pose significant risks for serious…
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FREE Webinar: Philosophy and Practice: Restorative Justice and Restorative Approaches in Tribal Communities Series - May 29, 2:00 PM

Indigenous communities around the world have practiced restorative ways of living for generations. When a wrong caused disruption and harm to the community, leaders sought pathways to guide and encourage individual, family and community healing…
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Expert Calls for Expanded Use of Restorative Justice in Jacksonville - The Florida Times-Union

This month, State Attorney Melissa Nelson's Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee held an event featuring two speakers: Lauren Abramson, a biopsychologist and founder of the Community Conferencing Center in Baltimore, and Ellis Curry, who was…
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Pinellas County Schools Try 'Restorative' Approach to Deal with Racial Disparities - The Tampa Bay Times

After a 2015 investigation finding that African-American students in Pinellas County were significantly more likely to be suspended, the county began implementing a restorative justice approach to school discipline. Read more.
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How Students Get Banished to Alternative Schools - ProPublica

In this ProPublica investigation, Heather Vogell discusses the increased use of alternative schools. Read more.

Review: Can At-Risk Youth Be Diverted From Crime?

Reviewer: Sarah Krantz, Esq. Article to be Reviewed: Jennifer S. Wong, Jessica Bouchard, Jason Gravel, Martin Bouchard, Carlo Morselli; “Can At-Risk Youth be Diverted From Crime? A Meta-Analysis of Restorative Diversion Programs.” Criminal…
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Review: Nothing About Us Without Us! The Failure of the Modern Juvenile Justice System and a Call for Community-Based Justice

Reviewer: Sarah Krantz, Esq. Article to be Reviewed: Smith, Charisa Esq. (2013). “Nothing About Us Without Us! The Failure of the Modern Juvenile Justice System and a Call for Community-Based Justice,” The Journal of Applied Research…