What Is Restorative Justice? | Restorative Justice

The foundational principles of restorative justice have been summarized as follows:

  1. Crime causes harm and justice should focus on repairing that harm.
  2. The people most affected by the crime should be able to participate in its resolution.
  3. The responsibility of the government is to maintain order and of the community to build peace.

If restorative justice were a building, it would have four cornerposts:

  1. Inclusion of all parties
  2. Encountering the other side
  3. Making amends for the harm
  4. Reintegration of the parties into their communities

Source: What Is Restorative Justice?