Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper about restorative justice. Include the following in your paper:

Explain the restorative justice process.

Identify how the crime in the case study had effects that went beyond harm to the immediate victim.

Describe how the restorative justice process differs from contemporary criminal justice processes.

Reflect on how the restorative justice process benefitted David, Mildred, and the community.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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LetterExplaining Court Processesto Friend

YourLearning Team receives the following letter from a former team member and friend:

Dear Friends,

I find myself in quite a predicament due to my own misfortune and bad judgment. My6-year-old son and I were recently left homelessafter I was laid off from my job and my house was taken by the bank.

I enrolled my son in a nearby elementary school when school started in the fall. I used the address where I lived last, because I don’t havea current address.The school district discoveredthatI wasn’t living at that address and charged me with fraud. I was arrested yesterday and haven’t yet been to court. My son was placed in the care of protective services.

I just want to get out of jail as soon as possible to reunite with my son. I have some questions, and I was hoping you could do some research to find the answers for me.

Will this be charged as a misdemeanor orafelony?

Do you think I really need an attorney? After all, I am guilty, and I can’t afford one.

I also don’t have any money for bail. Are there any options that would allow me to be released from custody prior to trial and that would not require money?

Write a 1,050- to 1400-word letter to your friend answering your friend’s questions.

Citeand reference the assigned text and at least one other scholarly and reliable source in your letter. Do not use dictionaries or encyclopedias as source material for this assignment.

Format your letter consistent with APA guidelines. The use of first person (I, we) and second person (you) is appropriate for this assignment.