Posts Tagged: restorative justice

What to Do With This Story?

You may have already read the lengthy New York Times Magazine cover story on the young man who killed his girlfriend, and the restorative justice process that appears to have brought some closure to her family. It's a powerful article; her parents are very, very strong people, and their ability to meaningfully forgive their daughter's killer is more than laudable. There were those of us, however, who read the story, and didn't see a scared young man who needed redemption and has done hard work to achieve it, but an abuser with a history of physically assaulting his girlfriend who then finally finished the job, while (by his own [...]