Source: (2004) Included in Restorative Justice Week 2004: Engaging Us All in the Dialogue. Ottawa: Correctional Service of Canada. Downloaded 28 January 2005.

In this short essay, Pam Radunsky reflects personally on the meaning of the theme for Restorative Justice Week 2004 in Canada: “Engaging Us All in the Dialogue.‿ Her sister, Kristen French, was abducted and murdered by two men in southern Ontario in 1992. The same men abducted and murdered several other young women over a period of time. Recounting the effects of the crime and the criminal justice process on her and her family, as well as numerous conversations she has had over the years with others about this trauma and about the experiences of other crime victims, she notes that engaging in this kind of dialogue is anything but pleasant. Nevertheless, she underscores the deep value of dialogue for those affected by crime. Out of all of this, Radunsky has become a restorative justice practitioner in Ontario.