Restorative justice is a philosophy that emphasizes repairing the harm caused by “wrongdoing” and conflict, placing decisions in the hands of those who have been most affected - addressing the concern to the person harmed, the person who caused the harm, and the surrounding community. Restorative justice is about the capacity of ordinary people to prevent, identify, and solve their problems.
Restorative justice is a philosophy founded on the belief that relationships built on values such as dignity, respect, trust, and love, are the glue that holds communities together.
Restorative justice uses strategies to build and strengthen relationships before a conflict, so if and when a conflict arises, key stakeholders work together to collectively address harms, needs, and obligations to learn from, heal, and minimize the recurrence.
Restorative Justice is an approach to justice that heals harm and restores relationships.
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