One of Many: A SoBu Community Justice Center Success Story

One of Many: A SoBu Community Justice Center Success Story

Heather * is a 17-year old that was charged with┬áretail theft and possession of stolen property. She was accompanied by her mother at the initial meeting with the Restorative Justice Panel at the South Burlington Community Justice Center. A volunteer restorative justice panel provides opportunities for offenders to take responsibility for their actions and repair the harm they caused when they have committed some types of criminal offenses. At this first meeting, it was evident that Heather did not have an open and positive┬árelationship with her mother, and the panel…

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