Source: Ottawa, Canada: Church Council on Justice and Corrections. Downloaded 18 January 2005.

Michael Maher is the president of the Church Council on Justice and Corrections (CCJC), a Canadian coalition of faith-based individuals and churches advocating for a more humane way to practice criminal justice. He wrote this article for the Catalyst, the publication of Citizens for Public Justice, of which he is a board member. In the article he addresses the issue of making public the names of youth offenders. The Youth Justice Act of Canada bans publication of the names of young offenders. Some people vigorously object to this policy. From principles and practices of restorative justice, Maher argues in favor of this ban as a more principled and more fruitful way of treating young offenders.