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Creating Alternatives in Northern Ireland

Drummond, Billy
June 4, 2015

Source: (2004) Restorative Justice Online. August 2004 Edition.

Haunted by a history of violence, Northern Ireland communities have increasingly explored restorative responses to crime as an alternative to punishment violence used by paramilitary groups. In 1998, Greater Shankill Alternatives (Alternatives) was created to help young offenders learn the impact of their behaviour on themselves, their victims, and their community.


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