Source: (2000) Horizons 3 (October): 6, 7.

Community justice forums function as an alternative to traditional courts. According to Brenda Zanin, an increasing number of offenses in Canada are being addressed through such forums. This restorative justice approach fits well within the community policing philosophy of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). In fact the RCMP has held many meetings across Canada to foster and improve community justice forums. Zanin reports on the RCMP’s efforts to encourage and implement community justice forums in communities and in the police force.