Saturday, November 11, 2006

Focus: Dan Van Ness

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Dan Van Ness directs the Centre for Justice and Reconciliation in providing programs, training and project management to advance the worldwide implementation of restorative justice. He led a development group in designing and implementing the Sycamore Tree Project®, a program that brings groups of victims into prisons for a series of meetings with groups of unrelated prisoners. He has adapted that for use with perpetrators and survivors of genocide in Rwanda... [and] was a principal architect of the Declaration of Basic Principles on the Use of Restorative Justice Programmes in Criminal Matters, which was endoresed by the United Nations in 2002.
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