“Restorative Justice and Restorative Practices”

Everybody knows that our criminal justice system is dysfunctional in many ways.

Despite paying lip service to victims, the current system does practically nothing for them and focuses almost entirely on punishing offenders.

Despite paying lip service to – QUOTE “corrections” UNQUOTE, the current system does NOT correct behavior, but merely punishes it.

Jails and prisons diminish the inmates’ ability to live civilly, brutalize them, and turn them into hardened criminals.

The Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation’s April 2010 TV program explores “Restorative Justice” – a totally fresh alternative to our criminal justice system.  We also explore applying similar “Restorative Practices” to other aspects of our society, including schools, workplaces, and families.

Our two guests have tremendous expertise in “Restorative Justice” and “Restorative Practices.”  Paul McCold started working on Restorative Justice soon after the early leaders laid the groundwork. He’s a Ph.D. criminologist and a research scholar active since 1993.  Beth Rodman has done a lot of studying and experimenting with implementation of Restorative Practices in other settings.  Both Paul and Beth worked 10 or 11 years for the International Institute for Restorative Practices.

To watch the interview, CLICK HERE.

To read a .pdf document that summarizes what we said during the interview, Program Description — April 2010.

I highly recommend books by Howard Zehr to learn more about Restorative Justice.

Also, you can contact me for additional resources:  Glen Anderson (360) 491-9093 glenanderson@integra.net

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Since the late 1960s Glen Anderson has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He has worked through many existing organizations and started several. Over the years he has worked especially for such wide-ranging goals as making peace with Vietnam, eliminating nuclear weapons, converting from a military economy to a peacetime economy, abolishing the death penalty, promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society, and helping people organize and strategize for grassroots movements to solve many kinds of problems. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics. Since 1987 he has produced and hosted a one-hour cable TV interview program on many kinds of issues. Since 2017 he has blogged at https://parallaxperspectives.org He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093 glen@parallaxperspectives.org