Restorative Justice Without Offender Participation: A Pilot Program for Victims
Restorative Practices E-Forum, February 2004
6 Pages Posted: 11 Sep 2012
Date Written: February 10, 2004
The restorative practice developed for this project simply gives victims an opportunity to tell their stories in a small group setting. They can talk about how they have been affected by the crime and what might assist them in repairing the harm. An eventual goal of the pilot program is that the crime victims who participate in the program become facilitators of the practice and benefit from this service role. Having prior crime victims co-facilitate the practice can provide a positive benefit for them, as well as for the victims they are assisting.
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