NDP MLA Murray Rankin says funding will enhance and expand restorative justice program in Victoria

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OAK BAY ­– New Democrat MLA Murray Rankin says people in Victoria will benefit from funding to enhance restorative justice in their community.

“Restorative Justice Victoria does outstanding work supporting people and making our community safer,” said Murray Rankin, MLA for Oak Bay-Gordon Head. “This funding will help them continue to make positive change for people throughout Greater Victoria.”

Restorative Justice Victoria is receiving $550,000 in funding over three years.

Restorative justice addresses the needs of victims and the community, and holds offenders accountable for the harm they caused. This approach empowers victims and the community to have a voice in the outcome through a collaborative experience of justice. Victims have an opportunity to share the impact of the events with the offender, and offenders have an opportunity to talk about the circumstances of the crime. They can make amends with the victim and community in ways that can be more meaningful than through other criminal justice processes. 

More information: https://news.gov.bc.ca/30532