Restorative Justice

Restorative Justice, Juvenile Justice, Organizing in the Midwest, AMOS, Paul Turner

AMOS' Restorative Justice Efforts Yield Initial Results

Monday, November 4, 2013
Des Moines Register

The night before finals week of his junior year of high school, Alec Neumann wasn’t home studying, and he wasn’t at the church group meeting where he told his parents he would be. Instead, he was sitting on a curb in Waukee, trying to process the fact that he’d just been apprehended for shoplifting... Read more about AMOS' Restorative Justice Efforts Yield Initial Results

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Juvenile Justice, Racial Justice, Organizing in the Mid-West, Paul Turner, Restorative Justice

AMOS Backs Polk Courthouse Renovations

Saturday, October 19, 2013
Des Moines Register

A community organization of faith and advocacy groups has endorsed Polk County’s proposed $81 million courthouse renovation.  A Mid-Iowa Organizing Strategy, or AMOS, announced its support Saturday. The three-phase plan to expand the courthouse space ...presented at AMOS’s restorative justice conference by former Polk County Supervisor Martha Willits, includes a number of recommendations AMOS made for the design. Read more about AMOS Backs Polk Courthouse Renovations

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Restorative Justice, Juvenile Justice, Youth Intervention

AMOS Helps Keep Youth Out of the Court System

Sunday, March 24, 2013
Des Moines Register

“Cy was a choir director, community leader and maker of fine clocks. When I knew him, he was 80 years old and lay leader of the church I served.  One snowy morning, he came to my office and simply said, ‘We have to go to Albert Lea.’  I said, ‘That is in Minnesota, and they have lots of snow.’ Read more about AMOS Helps Keep Youth Out of the Court System

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