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An op-ed video Physician, Say You’re Sorry by Drs. Tom Delbanco & Sigall K. Bell from Harvard Medical School, published by the New York Times November 25, 2008, illustrates the need for the medical profession in the United States to use restorative practices. Mistakes and errors are a part of life including medical practice.  How […]

People tend to think that restorative justice can only be accomplished when people who have committed crimes and the people they’ve hurt (offenders and victims) meet together in a shared process.  This is incorrect.  Restorative processes are voluntary and can be applied without ever bringing victims and offenders together.  Many people who have suffered from […]

We have begun analysis of recidivism data of a six year old pilot program: Pono Kaulike: A Hawaii Court Provides Restorative Practices for Healing, Walker & Hayashi, Federal Probation Journal, Vol. 71, No. 3, 18-24, 2007. Three different types of restorative justice processes, which were provided with a solution-focused approach, which Insoo Kim Berg, a […]

In 1978 I was in my junior year at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa (UH).  While college is a normal transition for many Americans, I got there by a frightening twist of fate, which left me seriously injured and almost dead. Although I was always a terrible student in school–I dropped out when I […]

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