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Challenges to Establishing Volunteer-Run, Community-Based Restorative Justice Programs

Joy, Penny
June 4, 2015

Source: (2006) Contemporary Justice Review 10(1): Pp. 9-22.

“In this article we use a case study of the Restorative Justice-Victoria program in British Columbia, Canada, to identify these challenges and suggest how they may be overcome. We focus on: (1) defining and educating the community; (2) creating partnerships with funding and referral agencies; (3) recruiting and training volunteers; and (4) obtaining financial support. The learning that has come from addressing these challenges sheds light on the practical difficulties inherent in supporting a shift from a retributive to a restorative model of justice.” (excerpt)


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