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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
11 a.m. CST - November 13, 2009
Mayor Proclaims Restorative Justice Week
MISSOURI) : On Thursday, November 12, 2009, Mayor Mary Elaine Horn issued
a proclamation designating November 16-23, 2009 as Restorative Justice Week in Sedalia.
Text of Proclamation
WHEREAS, in the face of crime or conflict, restorative justice offers a philosophy and approach that views these matters principally as harm done to people and relationships; and
WHEREAS, restorative justice approaches strive to provide support and opportunities for the voluntary participation and communication between those affected by crime and conflict (victims, offenders, community) to encourage accountability, reparation and a movement towards understanding, feelings of satisfaction, healing and closure; and
WHEREAS, this year’s theme for Restorative Justice Week is “Communities Responding to Human Needs.” It is an opportunity to learn, educate and celebrate along with other communities across the country about restorative justice during the week.
NOW THEREFORE I, Mary Elaine Horn, Mayor of the City of Sedalia, do hereby proclaim the week of November 16 through November 23, 2009 as "Restorative Justice Week" in the City of Sedalia, Missouri, and call upon all citizens of Sedalia to participate in this observance.
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