restorative justice

New Report Highlights Potential of Restorative Justice to Address Sexual Misconduct on College Campuses

Press Release

April 6, 2016 /3BL Media/ - As colleges and universities across the country grapple with the issue of sexual misconduct, higher-education administrators are searching for new approaches to not only reduce the number of incidents but also to change the campus culture that contributes to such behaviors. A new report from a team of researchers and practitioners indicates that the application of restorative justice principles can be an important part of the solution.

In Search of Gideon, 53 Years Later

Francis Zarro

This month marks the 53rd anniversary of the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Gideon v. Wainwright, 372 U.S. 335 (1963).

Forum Looks at Criminal Justice Reform and Role of Faith Communities

Restorative justice seen as promising approach

A new series of community events was launched in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., on March 12 with an open forum titled “Criminal Justice Reform: Motivating and Mobilizing the Faith Community for Restorative Justice.” The event, held at the city’s Bethesda Episcopal Church, inaugurated a line-up of programs designed to raise awareness about issues of justice and healing.

Restorative Justice Frames Discussions in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

As area schools explore best practices, community forum looks at nation’s criminal justice system

The principles of Restorative Justice are a hot topic of conversation in and around Saratoga Springs, N.Y., in large part because of the outreach of the Skidmore College Project on Restorative Justice. Among its many local programs, the Skidmore project has helped to form a restorative justice strategy team of area schools. And to look at the bigger picture, the project, through its In Our Name Initiative, is holding a March 12 community forum on criminal justice reform in New York State and the nation.

In Our Name Initiative Stimulates Grassroots Discussion of Criminal Justice Reform

Local forum probes role of faith communities in reform and restorative justice.
Press Release

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY., February 16, 2016 /3BL Media/ The in Our Name Initiative of the Skidmore College Project on Restorative Justice will present a community forum titled “Criminal Justice Reform: Motivating and Mobilizing the Faith Community for Restorative Justice” on Saturday, March 12, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Bethesda Episcopal Church in Saratoga Springs, 26 Washington Street. The event is free and open to the public.

Prosecutorial Dominance in the Plea Process, and a Look at Alternative Principles and Practices

A general survey with specific commentary on New York Criminal Procedure Law, Article 220


“Plea Bargaining is the criminal justice system.”[1]

Restorative Justice Gains Momentum on College Campuses

Training at Skidmore College Draws Practitioners from Across the Country

As the practice of restorative justice gains momentum within higher education, 35 representatives of colleges and universities from across the country gathered at Skidmore College to take a closer look at this growing movement.

Let's Act Now to Disrupt the Pipeline to Prison

Francis Zarro, founder, Director of Legislative Initiatives and Civic Engagement

Why does America imprison 2.3 million people, a higher percentage of its population than any other free society on earth? And why does this group disproportionately represent African-American and Hispanic men?

Restorative Justice Project Launched at Skidmore College

Press Release

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., August 28, 2015 /3BL Media/ - As the restorative justice movement gains traction on a national level, Skidmore College has launched a program designed to advance the movement’s principles and implementation.

The Skidmore College Project on Restorative Justice will conduct research, teaching, and training in restorative justice and offer technical assistance for related initiatives in schools, colleges, communities, and the criminal justice system.

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