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Victim’s Needs: On both sides of the bars

Welcome to SAGE no. 6 – this issue of SAGE explores Victim’s Needs: On both sides of the bars

The current institutional structure of our legal system means that the victim has a very limited role in the justice process. In fact, the role is often limited to that of…

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Restorative Justice at Open Door

17-22 November is Restorative Justice Week and last night Open Door marked the occasion with an in-depth look at what it means to use RJ to deal with crime and its effects.

Some 35 people were split into four groups and each group assigned one of the following…

20 Nov 2:59 PM 0 Read More...

Restorative Justice Week 2013 Nov 17 - 22

Who dares to humanize criminal justice?
From 17 to 24 November in Montreal, the National Restorative Justice Week is an opportunity to learn about the impacts of changing practices in criminal justice . Innovation is simple: to keep people at the heart of our work. The theme of the week evokes…

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Visit to La Macaza

On a recent Saturday, the school-bus, bringing Montreal volunteers arrives in front of the metal fence, with the unwelcoming gate locked, as the group begin to approach, shivering in the cold wind. Several others, who have driven to join the group,  also join us. Only five may enter at…

13 Nov 11:41 PM 0 Read More...

37 attended Open Door Last Tuesday

A full house of some 37 participants attended Open Door on Tuesday 12 November and were treated to a presentation by Floris, the President of the Sierra Club of Quebec, who outlined the purpose of the volunteer driven Club and answered many questions about their activities and modus operandus.

Founded…

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