Source: (2002) Mennonite Brethren Herald 41 (April 5): 3-4.

Ray of Hope is an interdenominational Christian organization in Ontario, Canada, the mission of which is to demonstrate the love of Christ to those who are disadvantaged, marginalized, or in conflict with the law. In this article, Sandra Reimer relates the story of a guard who was seriously injured by two young offenders when he gave chase as they escaped from their detention program. Subsequent to the injury and the capture of the young offenders, the guard and the two youths met in a family group conference, assisted by Ray of Hope personnel, to deal with the harm and its consequences for all parties involved. Weaving in basic principles and practices of restorative justice, Reimer describes the conference and its outcomes.

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