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Restorative Justice and People with Developmental Disabilities by BCACL
Sunday, January 1, 2006
Restorative justice is a philosophy that looks upon crime as a violation of people and relationships rather than the breaking of laws. Read more...
Restorative Justice and People with Developmental Disabilities A Booklet for Family Members, Advocates and Community Living Service Providers by BCACL, 2006
This 16-page booklet aims to help family members, advocates and community living service providers understand restorative justice and how it can help resolve conflicts involving individuals with developmental disabilities. Restorative justice offers a healing approach to harm done in the community. Read more...
Restorative Justice and People with Developmental Disabilities: A Booklet for Restorative Justice Facilitators by BCACL, 2006
Criminal Justice
This 11-page booklet is designed to help restorative justice facilitators understand the unique abilities and challenges of individuals with developmental disabilities involved in a restorative justice process. It underscores the need to support the individual and emphasizes the advantages of Read more...
This Book Is About Going to Court If You've Been Abused by the BC Self Advocacy Foundation, 1995, 47 pp.
This booklet explains what abuse is. It explains what you can do if someone has abused you and how to get support. It also tells you what happens if you press charges and if you go to court to tell what happened. Published with financial and research assistance from the Public Legal Education Read more...