Tag Archives: restorative justice

Benefits of Reframing “Reparations”

Many Democratic candidates for president have addressed questions about whether the US should make “reparations” for slavery (and other social injustices).  Unfortunately, that term is confusing and scary for some people (including some of the candidates) who conceive of it simply as making cash payments to certain individuals. In fact, the proponents are suggesting something … Continue reading Benefits of Reframing “Reparations”

Our Need for Truth, Reconciliation, and Justice

Donald Trump.  Anthony Weiner.  Ralph Northam.  Kevin McCarthy.  Justin Fairfax.  Steve King.  Antonin Scalia.  Brett Kavanaugh.  Roy Moore.  Al Franken.  James Watt.  Bill Clinton.  Ronald Reagan.  Richard Nixon.  George H.W. Bush.  Bernie Sanders.  Spiro Agnew.  Eric Schneiderman.  Ilhan Omar.  Eliot Spitzer.  Harry Reid.  Mike Huckabee.  Joe Biden.  George Allen.  Ben Carson.  Paul Ryan.  Jesse Jackson.  … Continue reading Our Need for Truth, Reconciliation, and Justice

Resources for Truth and Reconciliation

A companion post discusses a great need for truth, reconciliation, and justice about past injustices in our society.  This post identifies some organizations in our field that work to promote these goals and uses language from their websites to describe their activities.  If you know of any resources that should be added to this list, … Continue reading Resources for Truth and Reconciliation

Kristen Blankley: Restorative Justice in Nebraska

From WFOI Kristen Blankley: Associate Professor Kristen Blankley (Nebraska) has an update on new restorative justice programs in Nebraska.  Currently, these programs are working with youth offenders, culminating in a victim/youth conference (similar, but not the same as a mediation).  Cases are coming into the program from three sources: 1) directly from schools, 2) on … Continue reading Kristen Blankley: Restorative Justice in Nebraska

An Example of The Power of Apology and Forgiveness

Our field aspires to promote restorative justice and healing when  one person has wronged another.  This can truly happen only when the person committing the wrong takes responsibility, typically reflected in an acknowledgment of having done the wrong and an apology.  Forgiveness can help people restore themselves as morally acceptable members of society as seen … Continue reading An Example of The Power of Apology and Forgiveness

How Can We Build Common Ground Between Bubbles?  – Revisited

Richard Barbieri, the general editor of ACResolutions, the quarterly magazine of the Association for Conflict Resolution, was struck by my series of posts after the November election about building common ground between “bubbles” in our society.  He asked me to combine them into a single article for publication in the next issue of the magazine, … Continue reading How Can We Build Common Ground Between Bubbles?  – Revisited

Seventh Annual International Cyber Conference – Wednesday April 12

From GFOI Brian Jarrett: Hello Folks, Our Seventh Annual International Cyber-conference will soon be here.  Wednesday April 12 at Noon to 2:30 pm (Pacific time). We expect a very large number of universities and community organizations participating in the conference.  Here’s a flyer that you can post at your respective university and/or organization.  We have … Continue reading Seventh Annual International Cyber Conference – Wednesday April 12

Missouri DR Center Announces Winners of Student Writing Competition Regarding Events in Ferguson, Missouri

The Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution at the University of Missouri School of Law announced the winners of a law student writing competition held in conjunction with the Missouri Law Review symposium entitled “Policing, Protesting, and Perceptions: A Critical Examination of the Events in Ferguson.” Professor S.I. Strong organized the competition, which asked … Continue reading Missouri DR Center Announces Winners of Student Writing Competition Regarding Events in Ferguson, Missouri

Global Cyber-Conference on Dispute Resolution

Brian Jarrett (Alaska-Fairbanks Program on Dispute Resolution, Peace-Building, and Restorative Practices) is organizing the Fifth Annual Global Cyber-Conference on Dispute Resolution, which will take place on Wednesday, April 15, from 3 pm to 5:30 pm, Eastern Time. The conference theme is inter-cultural conflict with a particular emphasis on indigenous conflict resolution. The keynote speaker will … Continue reading Global Cyber-Conference on Dispute Resolution