Restorative Justice: RSVP
RSVP Is Evidence Based
Dr. James Gilligan, a Harvard Psychiatrist, conducted a comparative study of rearrest rates for violence charges, measured one year after release. The study revealed that for those who completed two to four months in RSVP, violent rearrest rates were 46.3% to 82.6% lower, respectively, than the violent rearrest rates in a random control group (Gilligan, James and Bandy Lee. The Resolve to Stop the Violence Project: reducing violence in the community through a jail-based initiative. Journal of Public Health 2005; 27: 143-148).