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Vandalism in Fisherman’s Cove leads to a restorative approach

Business owners in Fisherman’s Cove help identify those responsible for vandalism in their community and work with the RCMP on a way forward.

On October 27 and 28 several items located outside of businesses along the wharf in Fisherman’s Cove were vandalized. A 16-year-old female, 16-year-old male and an 18-year-old male were identified as those responsible.

After meeting with the RCMP, the business owners and those responsible agreed to participate in the Restorative Justice Programs“In a case like this, the business owners wanted to see people held accountable for their actions and hoped to be able to prevent it from happening again in the future,” said Cpl. Dal Hutchinson. “Working in partnership our member was able to find a resolution and leverage provincial programs that would facilitate this.”

As a result the two 16-year-olds have been referred to the Nova Scotia Restorative Justice Program and the 18-year-old has been referred to the Adult Diversion Program. This will enable the business owners an opportunity to meet with the youth to discuss the impact of their actions and determine appropriate course of action to implement accountability.

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Source: Media Release

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