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Offering Hope, Encouraging Change
By Lynette Parker
"A place where human potential is squashed." As I read this quote from someone working in prison ministry in Estonia, I couldn't help but contrast it with a statement made by an offender after a restorative conference, "I was happy because I think they really believe I can change."
I thought this was the highest form of compliment for the process and those who participated. When I shared the comment with a colleague, I said, "Sometimes that is all a person needs, the knowledge that someone else thinks he can do the right thing."