Source: (1998) Paper presented at the First North American Conference on Conferencing. Minneapolis, 6-8 August 1998.

This paper describes a project in Canada called "Restorative Parole." It is designed to address the restoring of faith and trust of victims of crime toward offenders who have committed crimes serious enough to warrant their placement in a secure custodial setting, to serve a sentence effectively removed from mainstream society. The project is meant to develop a process for safely returning offenders to society, focusing on victim impact, community involvement, and offender accountability. The Aboriginal community is in agreement with the project, and endorses the healing and growth approach to reintegrating offenders into their home, or a new community setting.


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