Understanding the Criminal and Civil Justice Systems

or reprimanded by the State Supreme Court in many states. Most states also have Judicial Conduct Commission to investigate misconduct on the part of judges. Healing During the Criminal Justice Process Becoming an active participant in the criminal justice system may cause stress or diffuse energy that could be used for your emotional, physical, and mental healing. You may decide that

you aren’t up to it and choose to let justice take its own course without your involvement. It’s your choice whether or not to take part in the criminal justice process.

Everyone’s healing journey is different.

Some say that regardless of the outcome, participating in the criminal justice system gave them a sense of completeness or closure. It will not cause you to grieve any less or erase the horror of your injury or your loved one’s death.


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