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
Restorative Justice Vs Retributive Justice
Types of Restorative Justice
Benefits of Restorative Justice