Minister to Launch Draft Policy on Restorative Justice

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedMinister to Launch Draft Policy on Restorative Justice FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Senator Dorothy Lightbourne, is to officially launch the consultation series on the draft policy on Restorative Justice, which begins tomorrow (Aug. 12), at the Girl Guides headquarters, 2 Waterloo Road in Kingston.Director of the Justice Training Institute (JTI), Audrey Sewell, made the disclosure during an interview with the JIS News, today (August 11).According to the JTI Director, the consultation would feature presentations and discussions about issues related to Restorative Justice.“There will be a brief video presentation and we will facilitate discussions and this will be done in plenary format, where we will have four circles and we will be asking some questions to elicit responses and generate discussions and these will be facilitated by specific moderators. We will then be having short presentations on restorative justice that will be facilitated by personnel from the Dispute Resolution Foundation (DRF),” Mrs. Sewell noted.The consultation is expected to commence at 5:00 p.m. and last for approximately three hours.According to the Director, Restorative Justice is a process of getting the community to take ownership of their issues and conflicts.She explained that if there is a breach or conflict and harm has been inflicted on a member of the community, restorative justice seeks to get the offender to take responsibility for his or her action, to express regret and to restore the victim as much as possible to his or her original state.Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Justice, Carol Palmer will chair the programme, while Chief Justice, Zaila McCalla will bring remarks.The series of consultations will continue in Montego Bay, St. James, on August 19, when it will be held at Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College, and on August 20, it will be held at the St. Johns Methodist Community Action Centre in Granville, St. James. RelatedMinister to Launch Draft Policy on Restorative Justicecenter_img Minister to Launch Draft Policy on Restorative Justice UncategorizedAugust 12, 2008 RelatedMinister to Launch Draft Policy on Restorative Justicelast_img read more

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Parks’ safety crisis reaches Council next week

first_imgHomeFeaturedParks’ safety crisis reaches Council next week Mar. 01, 2019 at 5:00 amFeaturedNewsParks’ safety crisis reaches Council next weekMadeleine Pauker2 years agoNewsSanta MonicaSanta Monica parks City Council will discuss ways to make Santa Monica’s parks and beach safer and cleaner at its meeting Tuesday in response to complaints from residents about crime and hazardous waste at several public parks.Community members and the Parks and Recreation Commission told Council last November that there was a safety crisis in the parks and at the beach, testifying that children have been finding hypodermic needles, bags of meth and open latrines. Residents also said children frequently encounter people living or prostituting themselves in park bathrooms.“Kids are scared to go to the park,” Rich Hill, a safety officer with Santa Monica Little League, told Council last November.The commission wrote a letter to Council in January recommending that the Santa Monica Police Department station an officer in Reed Park around the clock for 90 days as a pilot program and schedule more frequent patrols in other parks. It also asked City staff to look into establishing a beach curfew and creating a shelter for homeless individuals to sleep in during the day.On Tuesday, Council will review and comment on several strategies the City is using to address safety, public health and maintenance issues at the parks and beach, which include stepping up police presence, holding more events, outreach to the homeless and collecting waste. Council can then ask staff to develop new approaches.Residents have largely blamed Santa Monica’s homeless population for safety and public health problems, but Council and staff have stressed that it will not address such issues by criminalizing homelessness. The staff report on Tuesday’s discussion item also states that the parks and beach do not have a higher crime rate than the rest of the city.However, staff said the City recognizes some of the most visible criminal or anti-social behavior is committed by homeless individuals and is deploying outreach workers to house people living on the streets. The City is developing care plans for a list of homeless individuals regularly found in Reed and Tongva Parks and coordinating Los Angeles County-funded outreach teams to cover the beach, staff said. (Funding for the City’s outreach workers will expire in June and replacement funding has not yet been secured.)“Public spaces must be accessible to everyone, and while the City cannot regulate who can use public spaces, the City can and does place reasonable limitations on allowable behavior in public spaces,” staff wrote. “Where drug use and criminal activity enter our public spaces, the City will continue to respond to ensure protection of our community space.”Council and staff have also promoted holding events at the parks as a way to discourage unwanted activity, noting that criminals tend to prefer deserted parks. The City expanded on its Meet Me at Reed series in 2019 by holding four weekend events at Reed Park in January, but lacks the capacity to further expand the series or take it to other parks, staff said.To address public safety, staff will look into installing needle drop boxes at the parks, which the City installed at the beach last October, is installing new lighting and making safety improvements to park bathrooms, and is considering deploying Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. ambassadors to certain parks.The report did not support establishing a beach curfew, noting that the California Coastal Commission recommends against restrictions to beach access. The City will be monitoring a set of data points to measure the effectiveness of its current and future strategies to make the parks and beach safer, cleaner and more welcoming, staff said. The data points include the numbers of events, police officers deployed, park rule violations and homeless individuals connected with services.Council will meet Tuesday, March 5 at City Hall, 1685 Main Street. Open session will begin no earlier than 6:30 [email protected] :NewsSanta Monicashare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentSanta Monica votes to organize international wellbeing summitSMC Hosts French Photographer Nico TherinYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall8 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson19 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter19 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor19 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press19 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press19 hours agolast_img read more

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Prime Minister visits ADL to celebrate Mexico double-deck bus deal

first_imgThe Prime Minister Theresa May visited Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) today (23 August) to announce export finance support for British businesses and to celebrate a major order, which sees ADL deliver 90 low- emission double-deck buses to Mexico City.This contract is supported by the Department for International Trade, whose UK Export Finance agency made a £44m finance deal available to ADL as part of a wider £1.7bn programme of support for UK companies in international markets.Colin Robertson, ADL Chief Executive, welcomed the announcement: “We are privileged to have the Prime Minister here to announce Government support for exporting businesses like ADL. Our ability to offer finance from UK Export Finance in Mexican Pesos was a significant benefit to our buyer, helping us win this major contract.”The order from Metrobús, announced in October 2015, has been ADL’s biggest single deal from a single customer in a brand new market.Colin Robertson said: “Any contract of this size is important for us to win. It allows us to continue to invest in people, processes and products which will help us secure the jobs of our 2,100 team members in the UK and many more in the supply chain, as well as to continue to develop our international customer base.”last_img read more

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BRIAN JOHNSON ON OUTDOORS: Christmas for the duck hunter

first_imgDecember is here and it is time to start shopping. If you haven’t already found the perfect gift for the duck hunter in your life, here are a few suggestions. 1. Shot gun shellsIf you have a picky hunter in your family, this is a can’t miss gift. All duck hunters need shells. You can purchase a box or case depending on the budget. Most hunters prefer 12-gauge and 3-inch is a common length. Be sure to but steel or other non-toxic shells that are legal for waterfowl. 2. Dog blindThis is a great gift for a hunter with a dog. My favorite is made by MoMarsh and it has adjustable legs as well as back pack style carrying straps. This blind will help keep your dog nice and dry as well as conceal any movement that might spook wary ducks. 6. Duck hunting parkaA great duck hunting jacket is something that can last a lifetime. These jackets have liners that can be zipped in or out to adjust for the weather. There are several brands that are great. Try to get one that is waterproof and in a camo patter that will match your hunters environment. 7. A new puppy!Nothing says I love you quite like a new puppy. It is the gift that keeps on giving for years to come. Every duck hunter needs a good duck dog. When it comes to waterfowl hunting, Labrador retrievers are king! While you are at it go ahead and pay for some training from DuckDogTrainer.com. Having a great dog adds enjoyment not only to the hunt but to life in general.•If you have any questions or I can help you pick out a gift for your favorite hunter, please feel free to give me a call. You can check me out at DuckDogTrainer.com. Above all be sure to remember that Jesus is the reason for the season! Next Up3. Duck decoysMost duck hunters have plenty of decoys already, but I haven’t met one yet who wouldn’t appreciate more. As a general rule, the more expensive the better so let your check book be your guide. If you really want to go all out purchase a dozen Texas Rig decoy weights to go along with the decoys. 4. Stanley ThermosThis is standard equipment for all duck hunters. There is something about a thermos full of hot coffee to warm you up on a cold winters day in the duck blind. 5. Avian X duck blindIf you order now you might be able to get this item in time for Christmas. This is a super nice portable duck blind that adds to the comfort and pleasure of any hunt. It is easy to transport in a boat or with a UTV and it can really make a difference. The blind comes with tie straps to allow you to add brush to make it completely invisible to ducks. last_img read more

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Uniwheels joins J. Cordon in Treñas basketball finals

first_imgThe chance totake the lead was rather in ODM’s hands if not of the two misfired free throwsby Edward Dixon with the score tied at 75-all and with the time down to 11seconds. In the next ballpossession, Uniwheels’ Chris Loyola came up short with his inside basket, butCeniza was at the right place at the right time to score the buzzer-winning putback. ILOILO City –Uniwheels clinched the other finals seat in the Jerry P. Treñas BasketballTournament on Jan. 17 at the Jaro Gymnasium. Uniwheels and J. Cordon Construction-DPWH 2nd District started their championship series showdown on Sunday evening./PNcenter_img Loyola led the game for the winners with 15 points, while Dixon scored 22 markers in a losing effort for ODM Sportswear. A game-winningput back by Mark Ceniza made Uniwheels escape with a 77-75 victory over On DMove (ODM) Sportswear in the “Go big or go home” semifinals match.last_img read more

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