Thoughts on Restorative Justice: One Parent's Experience at Longmont Community Justice Partnership
From Liz Wheatall
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In this short film, Mike discusses his experience with restorative justice. After his daughter experiences bullying and threats over social media, the case is given the option of being treated through a restorative justice program at local nonprofit Longmont Community Justice Partnership. As a parent wanting to ensure his daughter has a voice in conflict, Mike agrees to this approach and shares his thoughts on the program. The film begins with some background information on Longmont Community Justice Partnership and the origins of restorative justice. Mike then answers the following questions: Why did you choose to participate in restorative justice? What did you think when you first heard of restorative justice as an intervention? Can you describe the atmosphere of the restorative justice conference? What does restorative justice offer that criminal justice lacks? What does justice mean to you? How do you feel about your community since participating in restorative justice? and What were your biggest takeaways from this experience? The film ends with a link to the Longmont Community Justice Partnership website and credits.