Sarah West was your typical mum living in Mexborough, Doncaster. That was until she received the terrible news to say that her 15-year-old son Jamie had been tragically killed in a car crash.
The driver of the vehicle was sentenced six years and eight months in prison for death by dangerous driving.
In the following video, Sarah explains why she chose to meet the driver of the vehicle that resulted in the death of Jamie and how she feels that Restorative Justice helped her piece together events of that evening.
Restorative Justice – Shannel’s Story
Shannel Johnson made front page news when the following video was shown at our South Yorkshire Restorative Justice Showcase event earlier in the year.
Whilst working in a shop in Sheffield, a young man came in with the intention of stealing. As Shannel was made aware of his actions, she tried to stop him. In this video, Shannel explains the events surrounding the incident and how by meeting her offender in a Restorative Justice conference, she no longer felt as though she was the victim.
To read more on Shannel’s story please click here for the article in the Sheffield Star.