Back to RJ Archive

Right from the start: Restorative justice for offenders’ families.

Moroney, Shannon
June 4, 2015

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 offender’s
family. The early intervention of RJ initiatives
has the potential to mitigate further harm
and heal those who have been hurt. (excerpt)


Support the cause

We've Been Restoring Justice for More Than 40 Years

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