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Canadian experience: Developing community driven RJ programs

Munro, Randy
June 4, 2015

Source: (2001) Paper presented at the Restorative and Community Justice: Inspiring the Future conference, held in Winchester, England, 28-31 March.

A staff sergeant with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Randy Munro explores the development of community driven restorative justice programs through the lens of his experiences in helping to organize two such programs in British Columbia with distinct geographic and demographic differences. Community driven restorative justice programs, he asserts, constitute a powerful model. Yet, like other programs, they require leadership, coordination, and maintenance of relationships with the community, partners, and volunteers. Munro sketches his efforts and those of others in creating, organizing, and operating two restorative justice programs in different British Columbian communities, one smaller and one much larger.


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