justice http://wyomingpublicradio.net en Wyoming will soon have a restorative justice program for adults http://wyomingpublicradio.net/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://wyomingpublicradio.net Wyoming will soon have a restorative justice program for adults Wyoming to develop victim-offender dialog program http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/wyoming-develop-victim-offender-dialog-program <p>The Wyoming Board of Parole has approved the establishment of a victim-offender dialog program. The program will create an avenue for perpetrators and victims of a crime to meet in person and talk, which advocates say helps the healing process for both parties.</p><p>The Board of Parole’s Victim Services Coordinator, Randi Losalu, says this approach gives victims of crimes more of an opportunity to be heard.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 22:44:20 +0000 Irina Zhorov 42440 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Wyoming to develop victim-offender dialog program New report details federal prosecutions of violent crime in Indian Country http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/new-report-details-federal-prosecutions-violent-crime-indian-country <p>The Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010 requires record-keeping of federal agencies’ activities with violent crime occurring in Indian Land. In compliance with the law, the Department of Justice has released a report detailing investigations and prosecutions of violent crimes in tribal communities for 2011 and 2012.</p><p>The report says federal efforts to prioritize criminal investigations and prosecutions in Indian Country have led to a 54% increase in that caseload.</p> Fri, 31 May 2013 21:48:05 +0000 Irina Zhorov 41611 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net New report details federal prosecutions of violent crime in Indian Country