Source: (1998) Cura Reporter. 28(2): 11. Center for Urban and Regional Planning, University of Minnesota.
Through a historical sketch, discussion of theory, diagrams, and concrete examples, Gerard and Nelson describe a community conferencing program in the inner city of Minneapolis. It is a demonstration project developed by Central City Neighborhoods Partnership â€“ a coalition of inner city communities â€“ in cooperation with criminal justice authorities. This is a grassroots effort aimed at addressing low-level crime in a way that makes offenders accountable to the victim and the community. Through face-to-face dialogue, and with an emphasis on healing, all parties affected by a crime can be involved in the justice process and outcome.
Your donation helps Prison Fellowship International repair the harm caused by crime by emphasizing accountability, forgiveness, and making amends for prisoners and those affected by their actions. When victims, offenders, and community members meet to decide how to do that, the results are transformational.Donate Now