This is a community-based approach to dealing with crime, the effects of crime and the prevention of crime. A restorative justice process operates from a belief that the path to justice lies in compassionate listening, equity of voice, taking responsibility and making amends, rather than in punitive consequences.
Foundational Principles, Beliefs, Goals and Benefits of Restorative Justice
THE PRINCIPLES say that when a person commits a crime:
THE BELIEFS are that justice should, to the greatest degree possible, do five things:
THE GOALS of restorative justice practices require that:
THE BENEFITS of restorative justice include: