The foundations of restorative practices are central to a healthy environment at home, in the workplace, in neighborhoods, and within local organizations, as well as within schools and the court system. These principles are a unifying force wherever people are in community with each other. We believe conflicts can be peacefully resolved, neighborhoods can become safer, and families feel more supported when everyone involved is an active and important a part of a larger whole.
What is Restorative Community?
A Restorative Community is a community characterized by the underlying principles of restorative justice and practices:
Restorative practices provide the skills and practices to bring people together in a respectful way. They provide a common language and approach which will lead to a strong community of shared values -- capable of addressing issues, resolving conflict, and developing and living a shared community vision.
Restorative Justice Summit a Huge Success
Over a hundred of the most influential leaders in Sonoma County gathered Feb. 21 at the Hilton in Santa Rosa to show their support and discuss how to expand restorative practices in the region.