A creative application of restorative justice from Canada.

The caption at youtube reads:

"After years of delayed and extended trials with the end results not addressing environmental harm, the need for change in industrial practices or impact to communities, the Conservation Officer Service adapted RJ principles as an alternative to court processes. Through its use, communities are empowered to hold offenders accountable.

"Following a leachate overflow into Stoney Creek in September 2010 and a mercury discharge into the Columbia River in October 2010, Trail Teck Metals participated in a Restorative Justice forum. In the end, Teck agreed to all recommendations sought by the Ministry of Environment and Conservation Officer Service and then looked internally for additional actions to avoid future discharges. What could have taken years in the criminal justice system took only 33 days to complete. Trail Teck Metals exceeded the expectations of investigators and the community."

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