RESTORATIVE JUSTICE BILL PASSES ASSEMBLY

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East County News Service

May 29,2016 (San Diego's East County) -- AB 2590, the Restorative Justice bill authored by  Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego)  passed the full Assembly last week

With a massive recidivism rate, it's time for more effective approach to public safety, Dr.    Weber believes. This bill provides an opportunity for the offender - with the consent of the victims or their families - to accept responsibility, acknowledge the harm to victims, make agreements to repair damage as much as possible, and clarify future intentions to reform.

This approach has a proven basis in research, with more than a hundred evaluations from across the US and around the world, including 16 randomized experiments, according to Dr. Weber.

View a video of Dr. Weber’s presentation of her Restorative Justice bill by clicking here: http://asmdc.org/members/a79/news-room/video-gallery/assemblymember-webe...