Benefits of Alternatives Restorative Model

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Posted August 12, 2015 by Shankill Alternatives in Uncategorized
Victim offender community

The Northern Ireland Alternatives model of Restorative Practice offers many benefits to communities, focusing on the harm caused to relationships between victims, offenders, and the community:

FOR VICTIMS
– Victims needs are no longer ignored
– Victims get the answers to their questions
– Victims get to tell their story
– Victims get to participate in the settlement

FOR OFFENDERS
– Offenders face the human cost of their actions
– Offenders given the opportunity to make things right
– Offenders get to tell their story
– Offenders encouraged to take responsibility for their actions

FOR COMMUNITY
– Community empowered to solve their own problems
– Community conflict is addressed in a positive way
– Community more accepting of reformed offenders
– Community able to reduce recidivism


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