Various restorative processes have been developed such as peacemaking circles, conferencing, mediation and tribunals.
Restorative justice is successfully used with youth and adults, and for all kinds of situations, from minor acts to serious violence. It is being implemented in schools, communities, workplaces and justice systems.
We aim to meet the needs of victims, offenders, families and to build communities, in a way that upholds the human rights of all.
Overall, evidence shows that victims are more satisfied, re-offending is reduced, restitution is more likely fulfilled and it is more cost effective.
There is a growing global movement toward restorative justice. The United Nations has endorsed it.
“Realizing the Potential of Restorative Justice” by Evelyn Zellerer published in “Reconstructing Restorative Justice Philosophy”, editors Theo Gavrielides and Vasso Artinopoulou, Ashgate Publishing.
Restorative Justice for All (RJ4All), a UK-based international RJ institute.
We are proud to be an Associate, representing Canada.
The Centre for Justice & Reconciliation offers an extensive library.