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B.C. solicitor general plans to expand restorative justice throughout province

Monday, August 14, 2017 @ 12:18 PM | By Amanda Jerome

Mike Farnworth, British Columbia’s new solicitor general and the minister of Public Safety, has decided to make province-wide restorative justice a priority.

Mike Farnworth, B.C. minister of Public Safety and solicitor general“Restorative justice provides victims of certain types of crimes greater participation in the justice system and makes offenders more accountable for their actions,” he said in a statement to The Lawyer’s Daily.

“We have seen restorative justice work in community programs in B.C. and in other jurisdictions,” he added.

Farnworth said it’s too soon to...