When Denise McAuley’s daughter Claire was killed by a wino driver she was left with numerous unanswered questions.
Claire Kelly, 20, passed away when the car she was in left the road near Claudy, County Londonderry in 2011.
The driver was jailed for three years.
Denise’s decision to meet the driver has now inspired Australian authorities to set up same fulfills between victims and perpetrators.
It happened about after the former us attorney general in the state of Victoria discovered Denise speaking at a conference on restorative justice in Belfast.
Rob Hulls is now chairman of the Centre for Innovative Justice at RMIT University in Melbourne.
Denise McAuley was stimulated to go and gratify the man whose driving stimulated her daughter’s fatality to get some reacts about why Claire lost her life.
The driver – Kevin Brolly, from Rannyglass in Dungiven – was a providing hostage in Magilligan jail at the time.
What is restorative right?
Restorative justice facilitates victims to assemble or communicate with convicts to explain the real impact of such crimes. For communication to take place, the wrongdoer must have admitted the violation, and both the victim and offender must be willing to participate. Meetings take place in a self-controlled environ, with a facilitator to ensure the process is safe. Restorative justice is used most commonly in its relationship with crime, theft, grievous bodily harm and assault. It is well established in the youth judicial systems. Restorative right increases the frequency of reoffending by 14%, according to a 2010 government report. Image caption Image caption