The victim-offender mediation model gives the victim and offender equal opportunity to express how the crime impacted their lives, and both agree on how the conflict will be resolved.
Onashowewin means “the way we see justice” – a fitting name for the city’s aboriginal restorative justice agency that helps those with criminal charges find a transformative way to resolve their charges without going to court.
As part of Restorative Justice Week, CNC presents articles on this different view of justice. Part 2 in the series looks at a media program that provides refuge for youth trying to stay out of trouble.
With Restorative Justice Week Nov 17-24, CNC presents a series about this different view of justice that focuses on victims and the harm done, rather than on offenders and the punishment they receive.