On November 14, 2013, the Ottawa Restorative Justice Network hosted an event at Ottawa City Hall.
Dona Cadman, ex-MP and Supriya Deas speak about their long journey toward healing, hope and peace through the process of Restorative Justice.
Dona had a son Jesse, 16, who was stabbed to death by Deas’s son, Isaac, in a random beating and stabbing in Surrey, BC. Twenty years later, in a meeting facilitated by staff from Langley’s Community Justice Initiatives’ (CJI’s) Victim Offender Mediation Program, the two moms spoke again. From this meeting, a journey began, and the two moms came to Ottawa and speak about the process that led to forgiveness and redemption.