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Pushing Back – A Response To the Drive for the Standardization of Restorative Justice Programs in Canada

Rudin, Jonathan
June 4, 2015

Source: (2003) Paper presented at the Sixth International Conference on Restorative Justice. June 2003. The Centre for Restorative Justice, Simon Fraser University. Downloaded 2 October 2003.

Restorative justice programs, of various types, have increased dramatically in Canada since the early 1990s. With this rise in programs has come a desire, on a number of fronts, to see the funding and delivery of such programs standardized. While the push for standardization comes from different sources and for different reasons, this paper maintains that, for the most part, such initiatives are unhelpful to the development of restorative justice programs, and in particular, may work against the delivery and development of Aboriginal justice programs. Abstract courtesy of the Centre for Restorative Justice, Simon Fraser University,


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