Story URL: http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/news.aspx?id=231361
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In a country that incarcerates an alarmingly high number of its citizens— particularly young men of color—there is a growing movement to find alternatives to prisons in the United States.
One not-so-new approach that has reemerged in the national spotlight is called restorative justice, a philosophy that asks offenders to assume responsibility and “repair harm,” rather than just punishing them.
In this edition of Medill Newsmakers, we explore how restorative justice can be applied in schools, on the job and in the training of future lawyers.