BLOG: Restorative Justice – Headline News

The Forgiveness Project was mentioned in The Observer this Sunday in a front-page article entitled Prisons minister says criminals could cut jail sentences by saying ‘sorry’. It’s just a tiny a mention, and they don’t get it quite right either. We do not physically bring victims together to meet their offenders! This is a common… more

NEWS: New Stories about Restorative Justice

Thanks to funding received from the Allen Lane Foundation we have been working jointly with Why Me? – a new organisation which has been set up by, and for, victims of crime who have benefited from their experience of Restorative Justice.  The stories show the powerful impact that a face-to-face meeting between victim and offender… more

BLOG: Failing to Draw a Line Under Vengeance

In 2003, I was introduced to a man who had committed a double murder. He had recently been released from prison after serving a life sentence and was trying to readjust to a world very different from the one he’d left 15 years earlier. It was the first time I’d knowingly met someone who had… more

NEWS: New Website Launched

Welcome to our newly designed website launched on 3rd June 2010. This website has many more features than the old one – more information about our projects, new stories exploring forgiveness & reconciliation (including a special project with Combatants for Peace), and an opportunity to give us feedback if you’ve seen The F Word exhibition.  Also,… more

NEWS: High Down Prison Short Films 7 of 7 – Words

Through the digital media  accredited course we ran at High Down prison in Surrey  during 2008-9 we made several short films devised and created by prisoners chronicling their life stories and ideas around forgiveness.  Committing stories to film is a powerful way to strengthen victim empathy and convey remorse.

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