University of Wisconsin–Madison

Restorative Justice Project featured in On Wisconsin magazine

For many in the criminal justice system, the last-ever meeting between victim and offender will take place in the courtroom. But a clinical program in the UW Law School works to extend victim-offender contact and communication for positive ends.

The current edition of On Wisconsin, the quarterly magazine of the UW Alumni Association, has a feature story on UW's Restorative Justice Project, a program in the Law School's Remington Center.

Restorative justice often is conceived of as a victim-oriented model; however, RJP director Pete DeWind BS'82, JD'90 says offenders often find value in the program as well. And students in the clinic say it helps them in a variety of ways, from real-world experience dealing directly with clients, to helping them understand the workings of the criminal justice system.

The full article is available here

Submitted by UW Law School News on November 15, 2010

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