Current Questions What happened? (fact finding) Who is to blame? What is the appropriate response to deter and possibly punish those at fault, so they will not so the same thing again?
CurrentQuestions Restorative Questions What happened? (differing perspectives) Who has been affected? How can we involve everyone that has been affected in finding a way forward? How can everyone do things differently in the future? What happened? (fact finding) Who is to blame? What is the appropriate response to deter and possibly punish those at fault, so they will not so the same thing again?
Restorative Processes Victim Impact Panels. Community Restorative Boards. Restorative Community Service. Transition Programs. Victim Offender Dialogue in Cases of Severe Crime. Restorative Circles/Healing Circles. Victim-Offender Mediation. Family/Community Group Conferencing
Restorative Justicevalues relationships and focuses on the harm that was createdandrecognizes the importance of including victims, offenders and community members to identify the harms and decide the outcomes.
Victim Opportunities The victim has an opportunity to have feelings acknowledged, to have effects of harm recognized and explored, and to be an active participant in the process of reparation.
Offender Accountability Offenders acknowledge their actions and decisions (wrongdoing/crime) and accept the obligations to those they have harmed.
Focus on thePresent and Future We cannot change the past. The restorative justice process focuses on the repair of the current harm and the prevention of reoccurrence in the future.