Source: (2011) Revisioning Justice. Restorative Justice Week 2011. Correctional Services Canada.
It requires enormous strength to keep in
contact with a family member who has harmed.
Maintaining a relationship often entails enduring
not only reminders of the trauma of crime, but
the resulting court process and the aftermath of
violence. It is a lonely road for an offenderâ€™s
family. The early intervention of RJ initiatives
has the potential to mitigate further harm
and heal those who have been hurt. (excerpt)
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