Recommended this week

“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.”

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Recommended: ‘How I got an apology after years of abuse as a child’

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.