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Restorative Justice: Humanizing Justice

Radunsky, Pam
June 4, 2015

Source: (2003) Paper presented at a Public Forum, Restorative Justice: Humanizing Justice, Restorative Justice Week 2003, Ottawa, Canada, November 19. The Church Council on Justice and Corrections. Downloaded 14 January 2005.

Restorative Justice Week is a week dedicated to education about and advancement of restorative justice among churches and the public in general. Pam Radunsky presented this paper at a public forum entitled “Restorative justice: Humanizing justice” during Restorative Justice Week 2003, held in Ottawa, Canada, November 19. In this address, Radunsky relates the effects on her and her family from the abduction and murder of her younger sister in Canada. She explains their experiences of the criminal justice system, and she goes on to discuss the changes she and her family underwent in the months and years after the end of the formal court proceedings. In particular Randunsky describes how, through all of this, she eventually began to work in restorative justice to help bring victims and offenders together through community justice conferencing and the Collaborative Justice Project in Ottawa.


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