Restorative Justice

As defined by Wikipedia, Restorative justice is an approach to justice that personalizes the crime by having the victims and the offenders mediate a restitution agreement to the satisfaction of each, as well as involving the community. This contrasts to more punitive approaches where the main aim is retributive justice or to satisfy abstract legal principles. Victims take an active role in the process. Meanwhile, offenders take meaningful responsibility for their actions, taking the opportunity to right their wrongs and redeem themselves, in their own eyes and in the eyes of the community. In addition, the restorative justice approach aims to help the offender to avoid future offenses. The approach is based on a theory of justice that considers crime and wrongdoing to be an offense against an individual or community, rather than the State.


Assorted Webinars Pertaining to Restorative Justice
Restorative Justice: The Basics and Beyond
Victim-Sensitive Standards in Restorative Justice
Juvenile Justice and Restorative Justice
Restorative Justice Practice in Special Education
Restorative Justice and the Practice of Law
Restorative Justice in Education: Learning From Students
Restorative Justice and Victims
Using Restorative Justice Values to Design Transformative Spaces
Can Restorative Justice Address Structural and Racial Injustice
Opportunity and Danger: Implementing RJ in Existing Systems
Community and Police in Pursuit of Restorative Justice
Possibilities for Interrupting the School-to-Prison Pipeline
Restorative Justice and Behavioral Health in Schools