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“Model for Community Diversion.”

Aubuchon, J
June 4, 2015

Source: (1978) Canadian Journal of Criminology 20(3):296-300.

The program of the Community Diversion Centre of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, includes restitution of stolen goods or money, meeting the victim in person, drawing up a reconciliation contract, voluntary community service, and a workshop. There is a continuing effort to involve the community members closest to the offender–the victim, family, teachers, physician–as volunteers in the process of diversion and restoration. The diversion program has been in operation for over two years.


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