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Mountain biking and restorative justice
I was almost murdered 34 years ago by a stranger and suffered serious injuries that required surgery and hospitalization. My physical injuries took almost 4 months to heal, but my emotional wounds took much longer.
During the first months of recovery I spent a lot of time blaming myself and dwelling on my mistakes. “What were you doing in the dark alone?” I spent my time looking at where I didn’t want to go and I lived there in misery. Eventually the pain became overwhelming. I found help from Harold Hall, Ph.D. who helped me see my strengths and helped me begin to heal emotionally by getting me to look toward the future.
Jun 28, 2010 Story
Maryport woman meets youths who made life hell
from the article in the Times & Star:
A Maryport woman has come face-to-face with some of the youths who have turned her life into a living hell for the past seven years.
The meeting was part of a new restorative justice programme where offenders meet victims to drive home the consequences of their actions.
Julie Messenger, 44, of Ellenborough Old Road, has been the target of anti-social behaviour that has cost her hundreds of pounds and turned her life, and that of her 12-year-old daughter, into a living hell.
Boys made to work at park to compensate for vandalism
from the article in Ripley and Heanor News:
Three teenagers from Amber Valley have been helping rangers at Shipley Country Park as recompense for damaging a shed in the area.
The three boys caused the damage last month and, as punishment for their behaviour, were made to go back to the park and work for a day alongside the rangers.