Source: (2006) Office of Crime Prevention. Government of Western Australia.
The project broadly aimed to examine how communities could develop and introduce a
communitarian restorative approach to the aftermath of crime; one that attempts to be locally
driven and sustained by grass-roots leadership whilst supported by the police and justice sector.
It looked to see how a process which is inclusive, reparative and supportive of victims, and
provide the means for offenders to take responsibility for their actions, could be initiated and
sustained. The project was concerned with the processes required to establish a grass-roots
responsive model that was feasible and able to be implemented rather than evaluating any
particular model of justice. The project had to address two of the key funding priorities of
the Office of Crime Prevention: the creation of civil, robust, resilient communities and crime
reduction and prevention systems. (excerpt)
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