Government of Yukon

FOR RELEASE     #11-155
November 7, 2011


Author on restorative justice to speak in Yukon

WHITEHORSE—In recognition of national Restorative Justice Week, the Department of Justice is pleased to sponsor Toronto-based author Shannon Moroney’s visit to Whitehorse for a public speaking engagement.

Moroney’s book, Through the Glass, gives a first-person, detailed account of her journey toward restorative justice and healing after her husband was charged with kidnapping and the brutal assault of two women in 2005, just one month after they were married.

“In the aftermath of my husband's crimes, I didn’t have anyone to turn to for advice or solace,” Moroney said. “Yet, as I came to learn, each year thousands of Canadians are caught up in the ripple effect of crime. By telling my story, I aim to engage communities in talking about how we can all heal from violence, betrayal, and trauma.”

Moroney will hold a free public event at the Whitehorse Visitor Information Centre theatre on November 9 at 7 p.m.

National Restorative Justice Week is November 13 to 20.


Shannon Moroney biography

Elaine Schiman
Cabinet Communications
Chris Ross
Communications, Justice