Restorative Justice

Us & Them: Re-Entry

At least 95 percent of people behind bars will be released. Some say a formerly incarcerated person’s successful re-entry into society requires more focus on rebuilding an individual and less on punishment. Criminal justice reform efforts also address a victim-centered approach, but some believe that fundamental change might require addressing past trauma of victims as well as the perpetrators of crimes.

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W.Va. House Sends Juvenile Restorative Justice Bill To Senate

The West Virginia House of Delegates unanimously agreed to advance a bill Wednesday to expand the state’s restorative justice program for juveniles.

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Criminal Justice Reform Coalition Kicks Off Session With Restorative Justice, Re-Entry Goals

On Monday, advocacy groups and lawmakers held a press conference pushing to decrease the state’s reliance on incarceration, and to keep people who have served their time from falling back into the system.

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