Those prison inmates who are eligible for parole consideration are usually repeatedly denied based on the “nature of the crime,” rather than an evaluation of a person’s transformation and accomplishments since they committed it. The compassion, engagement and intellect of people who made terrible mistakes long ago but should not be perpetually defined by the worst thing they’ve ever done.
January 19, 2018
OFTEN, RESTORATIVE JUSTICE is an adjunct to the criminal justice system or occurs years after that process has concluded. But it can also be a stand-alone alternative. There are few pre-determined expectations other than open-minded and full-throated participation on all sides... Read more
January 16, 2018
“Many Faces of Our Mental Health,” an exhibition at Boston’s Museum of Science, is an attempt to cut through common misconceptions about mental illness. The show explores mental health through the lenses of both art and science, exploring up-to-date knowledge on... Read more
January 11, 2018
How are we doing on goals to reduce mental health disparities and improve outcomes in the federal government’s Healthy People 2020 goal? “We have seen some gains in the expansion of mental health treatment in recent years.” But, “despite some... Read more