Fleischman Named to Board of “Communities for Restorative Justice”

By Kim Siebert MacPhail

Image (c) Communities for Restorative Justice
Image (c) Communities for Restorative Justice

Selectman Margot Fleischman announced on Monday night that she has been elected to the board of Communities for Restorative Justice, an organization that brings together community and law enforcement members with those affected by crime and their offenders in a protected, face-to-face dialogue.

Bedford became involved in the initiative last year through Police Chief Robert Bongiorno, who is also a member of the board.

The purpose of Communities for Restorative Justice is stated on the organization’s website:

Victims of crime are given the opportunity to address the person(s) who have harmed them, to ask questions in a safe environment, and to share ideas on ways that the harm can be repaired.

Offenders better understand the impact of their actions, are held accountable, and encouraged to make amends to those they have harmed.

The community offers support for the process, strengthening community connections, and engaging in matters of concern to its members.

To learn more about Communities for Restorative Justice, visit: https://www.c4rj.com/

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