Source: (2011) Revisioning Justice. Restorative Justice Week 2011. Correctional Services Canada.

I envision a pro-active society in which children are taught conflict resolution and communication skills at a very young age in school. A society in which these skills lead to less violence in our schools, less criminal activity among youth and higher graduation rates. My society is a place in which children are taught how to show empathy, respect and dignity for all people regardless of race, colour, sexuality or ethnicity. My society is a place in which communication and conflict resolution skills are used to improve familial relationships and keep families intact. This is a place in which we reduce the rates of divorce, domestic violence and family conflict. (excerpt)