Developing Victim Empathy: Strategies for Felons

Victim empathy for felons

As an ex-offender, it can be challenging to reintegrate into society after serving time in prison. One of the biggest obstacles is developing victim empathy, which is crucial for understanding and acknowledging the harm caused by one’s actions. Without this critical skill, former offenders may struggle to rebuild their lives and form healthy relationships with … Read more

Restorative Justice in Prisons: Benefits & Challenges

Restorative Justice in Prisons

Have you ever wondered if there is a better way to handle prison justice? Restorative justice may be the answer. This approach focuses on repairing the harm caused by criminal behavior rather than solely punishing offenders. By bringing together victims, offenders, and community members, restorative justice aims to promote healing and prevent recidivism. In this … Read more

Restorative Justice Success Stories in the Criminal Justice System

Restorative Justice Success Stories in the Criminal Justice System

Restorative justice is a powerful movement within the criminal justice system that aims to repair the harm caused by crime rather than simply punishing offenders. It’s an approach that has gained momentum in recent years, and for good reason – it works. This blog post will explore some of the most inspiring restorative justice success … Read more

The Role of Offender Accountability Measures in Reducing Recidivism

Role of Offender Accountability Measures

Offender accountability measures have been discussed in criminal justice systems worldwide. Implementing such measures aims to hold offenders accountable for their actions and reduce recidivism rates. However, policymakers, law enforcement agencies, and society often debate the effectiveness and challenges associated with these measures. This blog post will explore offender accountability measures’ role in reducing recidivism … Read more

Exploring the Power of Victim-Offender Mediation

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In recent years, alternative dispute resolution methods have gained popularity in the criminal justice system. Victim-Offender Mediation (VOM) is one such approach that seeks to promote healing, understanding, and resolution between victims and offenders. This article will delve into the process of VOM, its relationship to criminal proceedings, the benefits for both parties involved, and … Read more

Restorative Community Justice


Are you tired of the traditional justice system prioritizing punishment over healing and restoration? If so, then community-based restorative justice might be what you’ve been looking for. Rather than focusing solely on punishing offenders, this approach seeks to repair the harm done to victims while also holding offenders accountable for their actions. In this blog … Read more

Promoting Restorative Justice: Overlap with Behavior Analysis

Behavioral Principles and Restorative Justice

Have you ever heard of restorative justice practices? If not, think about how our current criminal justice system operates. It often focuses on punishment and retribution rather than healing and repair. On the other hand, restorative justice addresses the harm done within a community by bringing together all parties involved in a respectful and inclusive … Read more

Introducing Healing Circles: Enhancing Primary Care

Introducing Healing Circles and Talking Circles into Primary Care

Primary care is essential to our healthcare system, providing individuals with medical attention and support. However, we often forget that primary care should not only focus on physical ailments but also cater to our emotional and spiritual needs. This is where Healing Circles and Talking Circles come into play! These innovative practices are slowly taking … Read more

Reconciliation & Mass Incarceration: Finding Peace by the Numbers

As the United States continues to grapple with the issue of mass incarceration, we must address one of its most overlooked consequences: the lack of reconciliation with those who have been incarcerated. This group, known as America’s great “other,” has often been relegated to society’s margins and faces significant barriers when attempting to reintegrate into … Read more

What is Restorative Justice for Young People?

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Are you familiar with the concept of restorative justice programs? If not, let us introduce you to this revolutionary approach to dealing with youth offenders. Restorative justice is a process that focuses on repairing harm done by crime and creating accountability for those involved. It goes beyond traditional punishment methods and aims to restore relationships … Read more