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Averting a Second Tragedy

June 4, 2015

Source: (2002) Te Ara Whakatika: Newsletter of the court-referred restorative justice project. March/April 2002. Issue 8. Downloaded 10 June 2004.

The Wanganui Restorative Justice Trust was set up by Judge Becroft and prison, business and community personnel to set up a restorative justice process in Wanganui, New Zealand. This article tells the story of Johnathon Carter, whose driving left his best friend dead. As a result of a conference with the victim’s parents, Johnathon’s imprisonment sentence was suspended and he agreed to other outcomes, including sharing his story at area schools. Also, Bruce Parr, the project co-ordinator, explains the process and success rates of the project.


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