restorative justice http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en New Program Will Allow Victims Of Crime To Talk With Perpetrators http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/new-program-will-allow-victims-crime-talk-perpetrators <p>Wyoming is now offering a new program to victims of crimes that will allow them to request a facilitated meeting with the offender of the crime. The Victim Offender Dialogue Program is the first of its kind in the state for adults.</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 01:47:30 +0000 Irina Zhorov 54504 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org New Program Will Allow Victims Of Crime To Talk With Perpetrators Wyoming will soon have a restorative justice program for adults http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-will-soon-have-restorative-justice-program-adults <p>Wyoming is working on establishing its first adult restorative justice program. Restorative justice is a method of dealing with a crime that seeks to repair the damage done, rather than just punish the perpetrator, and to give more of a voice to the victim. It often involves a mediated meeting between victim and perpetrator.</p><p>There are already restorative justice programs in the state for juvenile offenders. But Victim Services Coordinator, Randi Losalu, says this is the first adult program she knows of in Wyoming.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 16:21:29 +0000 Irina Zhorov 49364 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming will soon have a restorative justice program for adults A crime victim and perpetrator talk about how their unlikely friendship came to be http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/crime-victim-and-perpetrator-talk-about-how-their-unlikely-friendship-came-be-0 <p>Stephen Watt and Mark Farnham are best friends. But it’s a friendship that came out of violent circumstances. Wyoming Public Radio’s Irina Zhorov spoke to both of them at the Torrington Medium Correctional Institution, where Farnham is an inmate. In the first part, Watt and Farnham talk about how they met. In the second, they discuss how their friendship has changed their lives, they say, for the better, and their desire to work towards more restorative justice programs in the criminal justice system.&nbsp;</p><p><em>This story first aired June 21, 2013 on Wyoming Public Radio.</em></p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 20:20:49 +0000 Irina Zhorov 45125 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org A crime victim and perpetrator talk about how their unlikely friendship came to be Restorative justice initiatives in WY are just starting http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/restorative-justice-initiatives-wy-are-just-starting <p>Restorative justice is an approach to dealing with crime that put the victim of the crime front and center and considers how the offense affected the community, rather than looking at it as an isolated incident. Wyoming Public Radio has a three part series about restorative justice efforts in Wyoming, starting with a case study. To hear Part 3 of the series, <strong><a href="http://www.wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/watt-and-farnham-discuss-benefits-restorative-justice-their-lives">click here</a></strong>.</p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 21:33:13 +0000 Irina Zhorov 42648 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Restorative justice initiatives in WY are just starting Watt and Farnham discuss the benefits of restorative justice in their lives http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/watt-and-farnham-discuss-benefits-restorative-justice-their-lives <p>Restorative justice is an approach to dealing with crime that put the victim of the crime front and center and considers how the offense affected the community, rather than looking at it as an isolated incident. Wyoming Public Radio has a three part series about restorative justice efforts in Wyoming.</p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 21:30:37 +0000 Irina Zhorov & Stephen Watt and Mark Farnham 42647 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Watt and Farnham discuss the benefits of restorative justice in their lives