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Community Healing Processes: Investments and Benefits

Buller, Ed
June 4, 2015

Source: (2001) Paper presented at the Best Practice Interventions in Corrections for Indigenous People Conference . Australian Institute of Criminology. Sydney, 8-9 October. Downloaded 20 June 03.

This paper is a summary of two research studies relating to the costs and benefits of community healing models in the Hollow Water First Nation (Manitoba) and the Mnjikaning First Nation (Ontario). These two Ojibway First Nation communities have established healing processes to work with victims of crime, victimizers, and their families in a holistic manner. The studies were funded by the Solicitor General of Canada and the Aboriginal Healing Foundation, and were conducted by the Native Counseling Services of Alberta. The paper covers the following areas: the research protocol and method; justice system costs; and analysis of both the Hollow Water First Nation Community Holistic Circle Healing and the Mjikaning First Nation Healing Process (background and history, the healing model, funding and costs, costs and benefits); and an appendix on the Thirteen Steps of dealing with wrongdoing.


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