Governor Ritter Signs Restorative Justice Bill Into Law

5280.com posted a nice piece on Colorado’s move toward restorative justice alternatives for juveniles yesterday:

“Gov. Bill Ritter took a step forward today in the movement to become smart about crime, rather than just tough on crime. He signed into law a bill that grants judges the option of ordering juvenile offenders to meet with their victims and perform community service, rather than be incarcerated in detention facilities”

Read the rest here and more here.

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2 responses to “Governor Ritter Signs Restorative Justice Bill Into Law

  1. To sentence a child to life in prison without any chance of parole is both cruel and inhuman. It is hard to believe that this is still happining in 2008 in a christian country. That one mistake in childhood can condemn someone to such an awful fate makes all of us guilty if we do nothing.

  2. I HAVE A SON THAT HAVE LIFE IN PRISON WITH ANY CHANGS OF PAROLE HE WAS 17 YEARS OLD WHEN HE WENT TO PRISON CAN YOU HELP US OR GIVE US SOME INFORMEN

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