inmate rehabilitation http://kalw.org en Crime victims find healing through restorative justice http://kalw.org/post/crime-victims-find-healing-through-restorative-justice <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size: 19px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;">Dionne Wilson's husband, a San Leandro police officer, was killed in the line of duty seven years ago, but she says it took her a long time to find a way to really heal. </span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size: 19px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;">“For many years, I carried around so much vengeance and hate. I realized at a certain point I had nothing left. I had no more tools. I engaged in a lot of self-destructive behavior. I tried to buy my way out of my grief; I tried to drink my way out for a short period. Thankfully, I didn’t take that too far. And I just didn’t have a way to move past being embroiled in the moment,” says Wilson.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size: 19px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline;">Wilson initially thought the trial and conviction of her husband’s murderer would bring her some sort of comfort or closure.</span> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 00:50:10 +0000 Jasmin Lopez 34122 at http://kalw.org Crime victims find healing through restorative justice Serving time on the fire line http://kalw.org/post/serving-time-fire-line <p>It&rsquo;s summer in California, which means fire season is in full force &ndash; and it could be the worst one in years. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, better known as CAL FIRE, responds to more than 5,000 wildfires each year. They protect more than 31 million acres of California&rsquo;s privately-owned wildlands and provide emergency services for most of the state&rsquo;s counties.</p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 23:47:09 +0000 Nicole Jones 12671 at http://kalw.org Serving time on the fire line