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WEBINAR: A Victim-Centred Approach to Restorative Justice

November 23, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm UTC+7

Restorative justice (RJ) is commonly defined as an approach to justice that focuses on addressing the harm caused by crime while holding the offender responsible for his or her actions by providing an opportunity for the parties directly affected by the crime – victims, offenders and communities – to identify and address their needs in the aftermath of a crime, to seek a resolution that affords healing, reparation and reintegration, and to prevent future harm. 
Victims and survivors of crime are key stakeholders in RJ and can benefit from the opportunity to be meaningfully engaged in an RJ process. RJ permits victims and survivors of crime the opportunity to share the impact the crime has had on them, identify their needs and have a say in decisions that are made to address the harm. Participation in an RJ process can also contribute to a victim’s healing. Critics of RJ have noted that in some cases, RJ is focused on the needs of offenders. The needs of victims and survivors or the impact of potential trauma resulting from the crime on their lives are not always well understood or effectively addressed.
Please join us for a WebEx during Restorative Justice Week on A Victim-Centred Approach to Restorative Justice. The WebEx will take place on Thursday, November 23rd, 2017.
Alan Edwards has been working in the field of restorative justice for 20 yearsSince 2004, his work has focused on facilitating dialogue between victims of serious and violent crime and their offenders. Alan is a co-author of several papers on restorative justice and a teacher of advanced practice workshops and courses in restorative justice. Alan is also the recipient of the
2016 National Ron Wiebe Restorative Justice Award.
Pre-registration is required. Please email or call Laurie MacEachern to register ([email protected] or 613-952-3629).
  • A reminder email will be sent to registrants two days before the WebEx, and then again early in the morning on the day of the WebEx. These emails will include a link to access the WebEx.
  • Participants will have an opportunity to send questions for the speaker via email during the webcast.
  • The presentation will be delivered in English with simultaneous interpretation in French. Questions are welcome in both official languages. Please inform Laurie of your language preference when you register.


November 23, 2017
10:30 am - 12:00 pm UTC+7


Department of Justice
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