Talk of the Towns 3/12/10

Producer/Host: Ron Beard, University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Studio Engineer: Joel Mann

Topic: Restorative Justice and Rentry – New Ways to Respond to Crime
Guests: Margaret Micolichek – Restorative Justice Project of the Midcoast
What is the history of crime and punishment in the US?  What are the underlying beliefs that support these approaches?
What are the signs that our overall approaches to crime and punishment are not working—as a deterrent to future crime and/or reconnecting people with social support to live productive lives?
How did the restorative justice movement come about?   What are its underlying beliefs?
When did Restorative Justice in the Mid-Coast get started?
How are you organized?

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