Restorative Justice RJ online

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Restorative justice is a theory of justice that emphasizes repairing the harm caused or revealed by criminal behaviour. It is best accomplished through cooperative processes that include all stakeholders. Practices and programs reflecting restorative purposes will respond to crime by:

  • 1. identifying and taking steps to repair harm;
  • 2. involving all stakeholders;
  • 3. transforming the traditional relationship between communities and their governments in responding to crime.

Some of the programmes and outcomes typically identified with restorative justice include: … (full text /Introduction).

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About: Restorative Justice Online is a service of the Centre for Justice & Reconciliation at Prison Fellowship International. Information on PFI can be found on the Prison Fellowship International Website.

The purpose of Restorative Justice Online is to be an authoritative, credible, non-partisan source of information on restorative justice. The site is divided into sections for ease of use:

The Introduction section includes definitions, a brief overview, tutorial, slideshow presentations and a briefing paper about restorative justice, theory, programmes and practices.

The Resources section organizes the growing body of information about restorative justice. It includes sections devoted to programme creation, operation and evaluation; public policy; and theory. It features an overview of restorative justice use in every region of the world, stories of actual people who have experienced restorative processes, a growing collection of book reviews, and biographical information about some of the key leaders in the restorative justice movement. It also includes materials from a research and design project to consider how restorative justice might be applied to every crime, every victim, and every offender in a community … (full text).

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