Nova Scotia Restorative Inquiry Offers New Vision of Justice
Restorative Inquiry for the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children, restorative justice, Nova Scotia, systemic racism, public inquiry
The Restorative Inquiry for the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children released its final report at a public ceremony in Halifax in November 2019. The 556-page report details the work and outcomes of this first public inquiry in the world to take a restorative approach. After former residents brought to light their experiences of abuse and neglect at the Home, the inquiry was established to bring those involved together — to learn what happened at the Home and why; and to understand and accept their responsibilities for what happened and for what needs to happen to make things right for the future.
Jennifer Llewellyn, "Nova Scotia restorative inquiry offers new vision of justice," Policy Options (4 Februrary 2020), online: < https://policyoptions.irpp.org/magazines/february-2020/restorative-inquiry-offers-new-vision-of-justice-for-african-nova-scotians/ > [perma.cc/D949-79PR].