What is Restorative Justice?

In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
- Gandhi

What is Restorative Justice?

Restorative justice is a different way to look at justice. It aims to:

  • Put key decisions in the hands of those most affected by crime
  • Make justice more healing and transformative
  • Reduce likelihood of future crime

Restorative justice is based on three underlying premises:

  1. Crime is a violation of people and relationships
  2. Violation creates obligations on those who committed the harm
  3. The central obligation is as much as possible to make things right