What is Restorative Justice?
Restorative Justice is a community-based approach to dealing with crime, the effects of crime, and the prevention of crime. Most people who move through the current system of criminal justice do not find it a healing or satisfying experience. Victims often feel re-victimized and their need for justice unmet. People who offend and their families leave more broken and damaged. A Restorative Justice process operates from a belief that the path to justice lies in problem solving and healing rather than punitive isolation.