Resolving Conflict Creatively between Victims & Youth Offenders
Resolving Conflict Creatively between Victims & Youth Offenders - "
Diversion " & " Transformation " is an educational resource intended to
raise public awareness of an alternative to the existing justice system's
approach, to provide training and to encourage citizens to participate in
community justice practices.
The first part, "Diversion" addresses the issue of alternatives to
incarceration for low-risk offenders. The procedure and effectiveness of
these processes are revealed through the computer-assisted communication
between a "concerned" citizen (FATHER) and legal professionals including a
police officer, criminologist, probation and parole officer, prosecutor,
judge and community justice representative. Victim-Offender Mediation is
demonstrated as an effective tool in a satisfactory justice-making process.
The second part, "Transformation" demonstrates that principles of
reconciliation and inter-personal healing not only play a role in
preventing recidivism and restoring the community¹s overall sense of
well-being but helps victims deal with the psychological consequences of
crime. The Healing Circle presented in this part highlights all
circle-type "conferencing" which offer creative approaches in achieving
"WOW! What a delightful and engaging illustration of restorative justice
principles and practices... I especially liked the comprehensive scope of
the videos." Susan L. Stacey, Restorative Justice Associate Planner,
Minnesota Department of Corrections.
" As a person who goes out and addresses the public on the myths and
realities of crime, I feel your video package is a worthwhile educational
program. What I found most important was the fact that you had real people
in real situations to demonstrate your point. ... your video would be an
excellent instrument in teaching new and existing staff about the issues of
Diversion and Victim-Offender Mediation. The memory of the "Healing Circle"
video still invokes a strong emotional response." - Troy Bolton,
Supervisor, Community Development, Operation Springboard, Scarborough
"Tape One - excellent overview to present to volunteers and to communities
to promote understanding; Tape Two - also excellent for training and
education purposes; Tape Three - so like family group conference model, is
good resource to educate volunteers and model after the illustrated example
..." - Sandra Sobkowich, Coordinator Victim/Offender Reconciliation,
Calgary John Howard Society
An optional video entitled "Healing Circles " containing scenes from Part
Two, is of special interest to facilitators, school administrators,
community activists and volunteers who plan to implement this process in
their own community at any stage of a dispute between two parties. The
video demonstrates that the principles of reconciliation and inter-personal
healing not only play a role in preventing recidivism (by reconnecting the
offender(s) to the community following a period of closed custody) but also
helps the victim(s) and the community deal with the psychological
consequences of violent crime.
"Healing Circles is quite interesting and a good learning tool in getting
communities to begin to discuss and explore more satisfying and healing
responses to crime" - Rick Prashaw, Communications Coordinator, The
Church Council on Justice and Corrections, Ottawa
Resolving Conflict Creatively in the School Community
Resolving Conflict Creatively in the Multicultural Community
And coming soon ...
Resolving Conflict Creatively through Preventive Intervention
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