DVD Film: Repairing the Harm: Young offenders turn their lives around in the UK
"TEENAGE offenders who have turned their lives have been hailed as ambassadors.
Their enterprising efforts working have been captured on a DVD, called ‘Repairing the Harm’.
Youngsters have removed graffiti, created a community garden at Runcorn Fire Station and worked with elderly people on an intergenerational project.
Frances Done, chair of the youth justice board commended their endeavours as she launched the DVD in Runcorn.
She said: “Far from being an easy option, restorative justice can be a much harder lesson for a young person to learn as it can man them meeting up with their victim and facing up to the harm they have caused.
“It is important that young people who commit crime and anti-social behaviour are held to account for their actions and the youth justice system treats their victims with respect and offers them the support they need.”
In the 10 minute film, the young people interact with elderly people and talk candidly about their experiences."