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In February 2000, the CRC Office of Social Justice convened a consultation of thirty-five persons connected to the criminal justice system in the United States and Canada. It was this group that initially advocated denominational involvement in restorative justice issues. Following this, a working group was formed to study and raise awareness concerning these issues. (excerpt)

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