Restorative justice is an approach to reducing crime and violence that brings together victims, offenders, family and community members to discuss the crime and its impact, then to formally agree on specific actions that would make amends and restore balance to families and the community.Read more
The population of Multnomah County, Oregon is slightly less than 750,000. When I met in the Portland offices of the Department of Community Justice on August 15, there were 16 juvenile offenders in detention.
The latest crime data show NYC homicides down for the 51st year in a row. Recidivism (re-arrests) and incarceration in New York City are also decreasing. One driving factor for these stunning improvements in public safety is that New York City Probation has transformed the way it delivers services. NYC Probation focuses security on those who pose the greatest risk to public safety and provides services to everyone else through local partnerships and Neighborhood Opportunity Networks (NeONs).Read more