Restorative Justice Today: Practical Applications

SAGE Publications, 17 .. 2012 - 280 ˹
Restorative Justice Today: Applications of Restorative Interventions takes a hard look at the issues and concepts surrounding restorative justice and current restorative practices used in a broad range of areas today. In a time when the cost of prisons and jails is on the rise resulting in more offenders being kept out of the community, this timely and contemporary book exposes readers to a range of restorative practices that can be implemented. The authors, renowned experts in the area of restorative justice, provide information not found in other restorative justice texts.

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Introduction to Restorative Justice
Definition and Purpose
Kay Pranis former Restorative Justice Planner Minnesota Department of Corrections 19942003
Chapter 3 Preparing Students of Criminal Justice for Restorative Justice Practice
All in the Family
Part II Prevention Programs and Community Practice
Chapter 5 Restorative Justice for Victims Without Offender Participation
Reflect Repair Reconnect
The Restorative Justice Option
Part IV In Correctional and Reentry Programs
Victim Offender Dialogue in Vermont
Chapter 17 Brazils Restorative Prisons
Chapter 18 Restorative Justice Skills Building for Incarcerated People
A Public Health Approach for Reentry Planning
The Importance of Ritual for Reentry
Part V Community Restoration and Reparation

Chapter 7 Restorative Justice for Juvenile Delinquents in Hong Kong and China
Chapter 8 Youth Justice and Restorative Justice in Norway
Conferencing on Student Misbehavior
Chapter 10 Family Group Conferences in Youth Justice and Child Welfare in Vermont
Chapter 11 Creating Healthy Residential Communities in Higher Education Through the Use of Restorative Practices
Before or After ArrestDiversion Programs
Chapter 12 Restorative and Diversionary Responses to Youth Offending in New Zealand
Vital Voices to the Restorative Justice Process
Chapter 14 Restorative Justice and Gendered Violence
Chapter 21 Restorative Interventions for Postwar Nations
Chapter 22 Truth and Reconciliation Commissions and Transitional Justice in a Restorative Justice Context
Chapter 23 Social Work Values and Restorative Justice
Japanese American Redress for Exclusion Restriction and Incarceration
Environmental Restoration and Restorative Justice
About the Contributors

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Katherine S. van Wormer, MSSW, PhD, is professor of social work at the University of Northern Iowa. Her PhD is in sociology from the University of Georgia. Uniquely in the 1960s, van Wormer participated in two civil rights movementsone in North Carolina and one in Northern Ireland, where she taught English for several years. In the late 1980s, she moved to Norway for two years to practice alcoholism counseling. Dr. van Wormer has authored or co-authored over 20 books and 60 articles. Among the recent books she has authored or co-authored are Death by Domestic Violence: Preventing the Murders and the Murder-Suicides (2009, Praeger); Working with Female Offenders: A Gender-Sensitive Approach, (2010, Wiley & Sons); two volumes of Human Behavior and the Social Environment, Micro and Macro Levels, Second Edition (2011, Oxford University Press); and Addiction Treatment: A Strengths Perspective, Third Edition (2012, Cengage). Her most recent books are Restorative Justice Today (2012, SAGE) and Women and the Criminal Justice System, Fourth Edition (2014, Pearson). Dr. van Wormer and her co-author have done numerous speaking engagements related to their 2012 book, The Maid Narratives: African American Domestic Workers and their Employers in the Jim Crow South (LSU Press).

Lorenn Walker, JD, MPH , is a public health educator, restorative lawyer (experienced in civil, family, and both defense and prosecution in criminal law), an Associate Professor of Practice, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, and director ofnbsp; Hawai'i Friends of Restorative Justice . Lorenn uses public health approaches to address and prevent injustice. She designs, implements, evaluates, and publishes the results of group and individual processes addressing conflict and reconciliation. She is a former Hawai'i state deputy attorney general and represented state agencies and employees. Later she defended indigent youth and adults in family court cases. She is the author of over 50 academic articles and several books includingnbsp; Restorative Justice Today: Practical Applications nbsp;published by Sage. She earned her juris doctorate degree from Northeastern University School of Law, bachelors degree in communication, and masters degree in public health from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. At age 19 she earned her Montessori teacher certification to teach pre-school through third grade from the former St. Nicholas Training Centre for the Montessori Method. Lorenn's childhood andnbsp;youth experiences have informed her work in criminal justice. She did not learn to read until she was 9, lived on her own when she was 14, dropped out of school at 15, was adjudicated as a juvenile offender at 16 and spent a short time in jail. She also was a teen parent, was seriously injured and almost murdered in an attempted rape at age 24. Lorenn completed law school at age 31 and today is a Senior Fulbright Specialist who has trained thousands internationally, nationally, and locally on conflict management and has facilitated hundreds of restorative meetings. Her work has been replicated in other states and countries. CNN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, and NPR have interviewed her about her restorative justice work. She has a special interest in working with disenfranchised populations and improving the justice system.nbsp;