The Outlook has received an update on a story we brought you earlier this fall related to a case of animal cruelty in Outlook.
Back in September over the Labor Day long weekend, an injured and dying porcupine was said to have been dumped on the grounds of LCBI High School during the early morning hours of Sunday, September 2, along with a written note. The animal had to be put down due to the nature of its injuries.
Shortly after the first article was published, Outlook RCMP laid charges against two youths for their part in the incident, with a court appearance set for November.
The Outlook has learned from Sgt. Mark Langager that the two youths were referred to the Alternative Measures program, and the matter was adjourned to January 17th for its completion.
The Alternative Measures program, as well as the connected Extrajudicial Sanctions program affords those who are accused of committing a Criminal Code offence an opportunity to make reparation to the impacted victims and their community, allowing the accused to take responsibility for their actions and address the harm that they’ve committed through a problem-solving approach to crime that emphasizes healing between the victim, the accused and the community.