Friday, May 11, 2007

Restorative Justice Means Having to Say You're Sorry (Berdovsky/Stevens Closure)

The seven days passed, and charges were dropped against Peter Berdovsky and Sean Stevens. But they had to work for it.

The two apologized in court today as Massachusetts prosecutors dropped criminal charges against them....

As a part of a plea deal the two performed community service at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, where they designed a mural and helped with maintenance on the facility's sailing docks on the Charles River.

The Boston Globe reports that..."Berdovsky worked for 80 hours and Stevens for 60 hours...."

"Based upon the defendants' apologies and acceptance of responsibility for their actions in January and the attendant consequences, as well as the positive and substantial efforts at restorative justice made by both men through their community service, we believe that this was the most appropriate resolution to this case," Attorney General Martha Coakley said today in a press statement.


Sphere: Related Content