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...