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

Restorative justice (RJ) is a part of my therapeutic healing based on my spiritual beliefs and life values. The four offenders I met have been working on the restorative process since their incarceration and are serious about their rehabilitation. I believe that both the offenders and the victims are affected by the same extreme event. I believe that we follow the same path to move past it as we hit rock bottom in our suffering and emerge by forgiving one another and making amends with ourselves so that we can free ourselves from our own internal prisons. (excerpt)