Center for Restorative Justice Practices http://wunc.org en Restorative Justice http://wunc.org/post/restorative-justice <p>Our justice system is sometimes referred to as “retributive justice,” meaning when someone commits a crime, the response is to punish them. Now imagine a system where the focus is on healing, rather than punishment, one that allows the victim of a crime to experience a legal process that is interactive and engaging. That is the mission of restorative justice. Fri, 24 Aug 2012 15:45:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Shawn Wen 3953 at http://wunc.org Restorative Justice Conference http://wunc.org/post/restorative-justice-conference <p></p><p></p><p>Restorative justice is a theory of justice that emphasizes healing rather than punishing. The idea is to repair the harm for everyone involved: the victims, the offenders, and the community. The Campbell University School of Law in Raleigh plays host to the third annual <span class="link-external"><a href="http://www.restorativejusticenow.org/" target="_blank">National Conference on Restorative Justice</a></span> June 8-10 at the Sheraton Hotel in Raleigh. Host Frank Stasio talks about restorative justice with Therese Bartholomew, producer and director of <span class="link-external"><a href="http://www.thefinalgiftfilm.com/" target="_blank">“The Final Gift,”</a></span> a film about her brother’s murder and her attempt to reconcile with his killer; Howard Zehr, professor of restorative justice at Eastern Mennonite University, and Amy Elliott, co-founder of the Restorative Justice Project in Durham. Tue, 07 Jun 2011 16:17:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Jeremy Loeb 9397 at http://wunc.org Restorative Justice Conference