For many in the criminal justice system, the last-ever meeting between victim and offender will take place in the courtroom. But a clinical program in the UW Law School works to extend victim-offender contact and communication for positive ends.
Restorative justice often is conceived of as a victim-oriented model; however, RJP director Pete DeWind BS'82, JD'90 says offenders often find value in the program as well. And students in the clinic say it helps them in a variety of ways, from real-world experience dealing directly with clients, to helping them understand the workings of the criminal justice system.
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Submitted by UW Law School News on November 15, 2010