New Community Justice Projects

Community Justice advocates should take note of developments in Great Britain, where the first community court for Wales will be opening later this month. In an apparent elaboration on programs developed at the Salford project, "residents will be able to suggest suitable punishments for minor offences." You can view an article on the project here: "Residents Get a Say on Punishments."

From Canada, here's an interesting editorial on the new Vancouver project slated to open later this year: "Legal system being asked to provide what it can't: Community court opening this year is needed because social net is so frayed."