'Spiceman’ case sent to unique restorative justice program before sentencing

Jul 22, 2014

Most cases that run through our Community Mediation service help avoid the court system. But once in a while, the mediation occurs after the matter has been resolved in the court. This is one such case.

Restaurateur Naveen Polapady will be sentenced for assaulting Manuel Belo, who he believed was a thief. Before the sentencing, they will participate in a specially-designed mediation program, as referred by Ontario Court Justice Peter Harris. There are three goals: Naveen will better understanding his actions, Manuel will gain closure and the report prepared at the end of the mediation will help Judge Harris with the sentencing.

You can read more in this article written by Alyshah Hasham.

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