“Recommended this week” features highlights from the past week in news about the death penalty, crime survivors, and trauma-informed responses to crime.
Restorative Justice: Why Do We Need it?, Brave New Films
EJUSA believes restorative justice can transform our justice system. Now a new film by Brave New Films explains why.
The Death Penalty Is Finally Dying. Here’s Why., Sojourners
Another piece by the incomparable Shane Claiborne with a powerful call to action: “Let’s all find a way to get in the way of death — and put our voice, our vote, our bodies in the way of the machinery of death until we make the death penalty history, once and for all.”
Laura Coel’s former stepfather sexually abused her for a decade. Now, she is sharing the experience of a restorative justice dialogue process in which she met to meet face-to-face with him.
Hat tip to our friends at the Restorative Justice Initiative for pointing us to this compelling story.