justice

Debunking the Idea of "Reverse Racism"

Apr 11, 2017

Whether its unconscious or overt, racism remains a sensitive issue in America. But the idea of “reverse racism” isn’t an inversion of that—it’s an example. A free public gathering to examine and debunk that idea is happening in Santa Rosa this Wednesday night.

Documenting Restorative Justice in Santa Rosa

Jul 1, 2015

  Restorative Justice isn’t a new concept. But it is a radical departure from “zero tolerance," one that is now making a difference in Santa Rosa schools. The results are detailed in a new documentary by a local filmmaker.

John Beck’s film "Restorative Justice: Changing Hearts and Minds,” will be shown on KRCB television Monday evening at 7:30. See a trailer for it below.

At the UN Tribunal on Rwanda

Oct 27, 2014

  Securing justice in international criminal trials is an inexact but fascinating process, says a local attorney recently returned from the UN’s Criminal Tribunal on the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. 

Boys & Girls Club at Juvenile Hall

Jun 28, 2014
Bruce Robinson, KRCB

  There’s a place in Sonoma County where even rival gang members can enjoy sharing a nutrition class or a game of Foosball. It takes some effort to get into—but it can be even harder to get out.  

  Marty Mitchell, a veteran youth probation officer who is now Director of the Los Gulicos facility, observes that the Boys & Girls Club program incorporates teaching social skills, which he has seen take root in some improbable ways.

Boys and Girls Club administrator Michelle Edwards adds a further example.

All About Mediation Week

Mar 14, 2014

  You may have almost missed it: This has been Mediation Week in Courtrooms all across California. To find out what that’s all about, KRCB’s Bruce Robinson talked with the top administrator of Sonoma County’s Superior Court System.