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Restorative Justice Principles Implementation
Last revision February 2001. This document is being circulated among government, non-profit and business leaders for their endorsement. Please address your comments to Ron Claassen.
Organizations which have decided to adopt the RJ Framework can use this form to give their endorsement. Please send us the completed form.
This PDF document will help you assess the extent to which restorative justice principles are at work in your organization.
See Nadeau, Jason. Critical analysis of the United Nations Declaration of Basic Principles on the Use of Restorative Justice Programs in Criminal Matters
Paper 1: What is Restorative Justice?
Paper 2: What is Forgiveness?
Paper 3: The Myth of "Redemptive Violence"
Paper 4: The J Scale
Paper 5: Accountability and Restorative Justice
Developed through victim offender reconciliation work, Ron shows how the Peacemaking Model can guide efforts at reconciliation.
Four years of monthly newsletters with case reports and articles expanding on the practice of restorative justice (searchable).
Part 1 describes a private mediation between two mothers whose sons had been killed by police and the Fresno, CA police Department.
Part 2 describes the public portion of the dialogue between members of Fresno's Hispanic community and city officials.
Responding to the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. September 15, 2001 Fresno Bee article by Ron Claassen.
Ron describes his application of restorative justice principles to school discipline. Discipline that Restores has its own web site.
Ron was invited to be one of two guest speakers for the First Restorative Justice Conference in Israel on May 1 and 2, 2002. This is a report of his trip and the conference.
Ron was a member of Angkana Boonsit's doctoral dissertation committee, traveling to Thailand for her defense. This is a report of that trip with photos. The trip included visits with the Directors General of the Department of Corrections and Department of Probation. He was also lecturer at the Grand Seminar. Report with photos attached (1.4 MB).
ACResolution v.3, n.4, Summer 2004.
ACResolution magazine. Uploaded January 9, 2008.
Papers by Dalton Reimer.
March 1-2, 2004 - Dalton Reimer offered a workshop on Peacemaking and Conflict Resolution on the campus of the Mennonite Brethren (MB) Centenary Bible College in Shamshabad near Hyderabad, India as the inaugural event of a new Center for Peace Studies established by the M.B. Church of India.
Versions of articles published in the Christian Leader
Papers by Duane Ruth-Heffelbower:
Papers by Judge FWM (Fred) McElrea, Auckland District Court, New Zealand
a paper presented at 11th Annual Restorative Justice Conference, Fresno Pacific University, California, 23-24 September 2005 and at 5th Annual Conference of the Association for Conflict Resolution, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 30 September 2005
A contribution to the first plenary session of the Fourth International Winchester Restorative Justice Conference 10 October 2007 by FWM (Fred) McElrea
ACResolution v.3, n.4, Summer 2004.
Conciliation Quarterly article by Roxanne Claassen.
Paper presented by Lois Barrett to the 4th Annual Restorative Justice Conference October 25, 1996.
Judge FWM (Fred) McElrea, Auckland District Court, New Zealand discovered this case in preparation for a trip to South Africa. He says, ". . . a relatively rare judicial expression of the principles and value of restorative justice at a superior court level. It is readable and not lengthy. I commend it to you."
This fascinating small book is available here as a free download. Gohar is a graduate of Eastern Mennonite University's Conflict Transformation Program who is working in Peshawar, Pakistan. The Jirga is that area's traditional conflict resolution method.
Last modified December 21, 2011.