Source: (2011) Revisioning Justice. Restorative Justice Week 2011. Correctional Services Canada.
After watching the video, the victimâ€™s mother
was so touched by the changes she saw in my
son that she offered to speak on his behalf at his
parole hearing. She also asked to meet privately
with us after the hearing. It was during this time
that the two Restorative Opportunities mediators
helped the victimâ€™s mother and my son speak
openly about the horrible night he killed her son.
After so many years of keeping it all inside, my
son was finally given the opportunity to express
how sorry he was and offered to answer any
and all questions the woman needed to ask.
After a couple hours of frank discussion she
turned to face me. (excerpt)
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