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Julie and Anthony’s story

from the Restorative Justice Council's Restorative justice in youth offending teams information pack:

After Anthony, 15, lost his temper during a game of football and assaulted another boy, he was offered the chance to take part in a restorative justice conference. Here, Anthony and his mum Julie explain how it helped them to move on from the incident and deal with his behaviour. 

Anthony: I was playing football and there was a lad there called Ben*. He had come out with me and my friends a few times before but I didn't really know him well. During the game I thought that Ben had kicked me but he hadn't really done anything. I got really angry. I just lost it for no reason whatsoever. After the game as he was walking off I chased after him and as he turned around I hit him in the face and cut his eye open. After that I just ran home.... 

Feb 18, 2015 , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Community justice: The power of the panel

from the article by Emma Kasprzak for BBC News:

"I could feel the tension and hatred when they came into the room - but three quarters of an hour later there were buckets of tears."

John Gallagher describes a neighbour dispute which had run for seven years and descended into an anti-social behaviour case.

Oct 29, 2012 , , , , ,

Restorative justice approach to schoolboy assault

from the Nottinghamshire Police webpage:

A new approach to resolving criminal matters has been used to deal with an assault on a Nottingham schoolboy.

A 14-year-old pupil collapsed after he was assaulted in a classroom by a fellow schoolboy at the National Church of England Academy on 22 September 2011.

Jan 13, 2012 , , , , ,

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