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Treating Crime with “Restoration”?

"Restorative Justice."

If you have heard that term before, it may well have been associated with one of those Truth and Reconciliation Commissions that began making news around the world some years back.

Indeed, the most famous such commission started its work in South Africa twenty years ago. 

We meet up with some Virginia activists who say it is now time to try a "Restorative Justice" approach in America’s criminal justice system.

Harvey Yoder
- Counselor, Family Life Resource Center.

Richi Yowell - Program Director for the prison-to-home transition center Gemeinschaft Home.

Howard Zehr - Distinguished Professor of Restorative Justice at Eastern Mennonite University.

Tom Graham was Senior Producer and host of WMRA's Virginia Insight from 2006 to 2015.