Source: (2004) Burnaby, British Columbia: Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General.
The Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General and the Ministry of
Attorney General are committed to promoting the use of restorative justice
approaches in communities across British Columbia. Over the last several
years, Community Accountability Programs operating on the principles of
restorative justice have been very successful in increasing public
involvement in responding to crime, reducing recidivism, and ensuring
victim and offender satisfaction with the outcomes of the process.
This information package is designed to help you determine how you can
bring the restorative justice approach to your community. The package 1)gives an overview of the principles and underlying values of restorative
justice; and 2) provides guidelines for designing and implementing a Community
Accountability Program, including ensuring that the needs of victims
are taken into account. (Excerpt)
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