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Living Statue Signalling Restorative Justice Week

November 16, 2015 8:04 AM | News

Law Courts Gavel ScalesWINNIPEG — Today marks the second day of Restorative Justice Week across Canada, meant to promote and raise awareness of restorative justice.

The innovative and effective approach to crime will include a living statue event in Winnipeg on Tuesday, put on by Mediation Services. The living statue will illustrate and spark conversation on the effects of crime.

“This year’s programming will hold significant value in light of the upcoming proclamation of Manitoba’s Restorative Justice Act,” organizers said in a release.

Manitoba Justice Minister Gord Mackintosh will proclaim the province’s Restorative Justice Act on Wednesday, November 18, the first of its kind in Canada. The purpose of the act is to promote restorative justice and a community approach to addressing crime.

The event tomorrow at Portage Place will be presented between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in Edmonton Court.

— Staff