https://growthzonesitesprod.azureedge.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/3964/2023/04/32.mp4 COMMUNITY & RESTORATIVE JUSTICE IN THE NEWS Now more than ever, community and restorative justice is in mainstream news on local, national, and global levels. Often, the headlines celebrate and praise the work of practitioners, researchers and individuals who are making an impact. Other times the headlines critique and challenge. In the spirit of comprehensive learning, we will share both-the praise and the critiques-and provide context for as many articles as possible. NACRJ members can submit news stories through the Membership Info Hub. Member Login Vermont legislators passed Act 11, clearing the way for survivors of sexual and domestic violence to take their cases to community centers New Mexico’s state education department started testing a new Restorative Justice disciplinary approach as a pilot project across school districts After losing his wife in an accident, a man choses restorative justice instead of criminal persecution against the driver The legislation could shift power away from local prosecutors and courts by encouraging the use of restorative justice practices. The program, which offers victims an alternative to the traditional justice system, launched in August. A growing number of Minnesota veterans who face trouble with the law are getting a fresh start, one year after the state passed a new law aimed at restorative justice. After her husband was killed in a robbery gone wrong, she spent more than a decade being angry. She wanted answers, and she wanted them from the man who did it.