What is Restorative Justice?
The easiest way to understand Restorative Justice is represented in the following graphic illustration:
Restorative justice holds that justice is about repair, about putting things right. It does this by:
- Focusing on harms and needs
- Addressing obligations
- Using inclusive, collaborative processes
- Involving victims, offenders, communities
We see a distinction between the approach of restorative justice based on the above concepts, restorative justice processes (bringing parties together with the help of a facilitator) and other more didactic and therapeutic programmes. Processes and programmes can also be undertaken at any stage of the criminal justice system.
Create a peaceful society in which communities value peace building and constructive resolution of conflict by caring about one another and fostering individual social well-being.
Did you know?
The RJC as reached over 5000 direct and indirect beneficiaries since our establishment in 2000.
The RJC has trained:
practitioners in total.
How Can We Help?
Advice / Support with a situation
- As a victim
- As an offender
- As friends or family of an offender / victim
- Any situation of conflict
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- As a mediator