Source: (1997) The ICCA Journal 3 (August): 34-35.

A judge in the Provincial Court of Saskatchewan, Huculak remarks that Canada and the United States use imprisonment as a sanction for crime more than other Western nations. This article provides information on a restorative alternative to imprisonment. In the early 1990s sentencing circles began in parts of Canada to deal with aboriginal offenders in a community setting oriented toward healing and restoration. From his own judicial experience, Huculak describes key principles and processes of sentencing circles.