Restorative justice is a process for addressing harms that focuses on restitution to those who have been harmed and accountability on the part of those who have caused harm.
For a comprehensive introduction to restorative justice, read Daniel Van Ness and Karen Heetderks Strong’s textbook, Restoring Justice: An Introduction to Restorative Justice, or this shorter report.
Want to know more about the difference between victim-offender mediation, community reparative boards, family group conferencing, and circle sentencing? Read this report.
* How can restorative justice be introduced to a criminal justice system that uses retributive punishment?
* What is restorative justice restoring, exactly?
* Restorative justice aligns with our natural sense of justice and fairness.