The Political Rise of Restorative Justice

March 26, 2014 | by Molly Rowan Leach and Sandra Pavelka | Huffington Post

In this Huffington Post blog, Molly Rowan Leach and Dr. Sandra Pavelka examine the restorative justice movement and its potential to move the United States away from its reputation as the incarceration nation. The co-authors share some examples from the statutes and codes in 37 states that include restorative justice language and specifically cite Longmont, Colorado, for the success of its Restorative Justice Pilot Project.

In this Huffington Post blog, Molly Rowan Leach and Dr. Sandra Pavelka examine the restorative justice movement and its potential to move the United States away from its reputation as the incarceration nation. The co-authors share some examples from the statutes and codes in 37 states that include restorative justice language and specifically cite Longmont, Colorado, for the success of its Restorative Justice Pilot Project. The pilot achieved a recidivism rate of 8% in January 2014, compared to a 60–70% local and national average.

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