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It it isn’t too late to apologize.

June 4, 2015

Source: (2011) Revisioning Justice. Restorative Justice Week 2011. Correctional Services Canada.

Recently I heard about Restorative Justice,
where you are able to make amends to the
victims you have harmed. I am inspired by this
concept. I see a path in front of me, guiding me
to turn my life around. Through this process,
I’d like to communicate with the victim’s family
if they’d allow me to. I want them to know that
I never meant for this to happen and that I am
truly sorry. It seems to me that offenders should
be given more opportunity to redeem themselves,
if they are willing to do so. This could be done
through meetings with victims or through programming. Hopefully, this would allow offenders
to repair the harm from their wrongful past and
provide some comfort to the victims for their loss. (excerpt)


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