Another Week Beyond – 2131

Comms Team Another Week Beyond, Children and youth, Restorative Justice

Dear friends, After saying his name, he added “I am 14 years old, and I don’t know what I am doing here!” It was not the reconciliatory opening statement others in the room were expecting but perhaps the occasion was just overwhelming. His older brother who spoke next, immediately defended him. “I am here because I damaged the RC’s door and I wish to pay for repairs. My younger brother is not in the wrong because he did not damage the door.” On Tuesday evening, we coordinated a conference that served as a platform for these 2 boys to put right …