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  • 1. Restorative Justice
    Crime
    wounds…
    Justice should
    Heal.
  • 2. Restorative Justice…
    is a philosophy about the way we view crime and wrongdoing and what we do about it.
  • 3. Restorative Justice values relationships and focuses of the harm that was created.
  • 4. Guiding Principles of Current System
    • Crime is lawbreaking
    • 5. Accountability is accepting punishment
    • 6. The government and the offender are the important participants
    • 7. Pubic safety requires increased governmental intervention.
  • Guiding Principles Guiding OfCurrent System Principles of Restorative Justice
    • Crime is lawbreaking
    • 8. Accountability is accepting punishment
    • 9. The government and the offender are the important participants
    • 10. Pubic safety requires increased governmental intervention.
    • 11. Crime and wrongdoing cause harm
    • 12. Victim, Offenders, Community identify the harm and decide what needs to happen
    • 13. Government is responsible for order --Communities are responsible for peace
  • Elements of Restorative Justice
  • Important Features
    An opportunity for encounter
    Emphasis on repairing the harm
    Inclusion of victim and offenders in program
    Goal of reintegration of victim and offender
  • 16. Victims
    Get the opportunity to :
    • Tell the offender how they have been affected
    • 17. Have a voice in deciding how the harm should be repaired
    • 18. Receive support from the community
    • 19. Have questions answered
  • Offenders
    Get the opportunity to :
    • Be accountable for their actions
    • 20. Hear how their actions affected others
    • 21. Apologize to the victim
    • 22. Have a voice in deciding how the harm should be repaired
    • 23. Begin the process of restoring trust
  • Communities
    • Participants get the opportunity to talk about how the behavior has affected them
    • 24. Take responsibility
    • 25. Have a voice in the outcome
  • 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?
  • 26. 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?
  • 27. 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
  • 28. Restorative Justice
    in the Roanoke Valley……
  • 29. Family Group/Restorative Justice 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.
  • 34. 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.
  • 35. Offender Accountability
    Offenders acknowledge their actions and decisions (wrongdoing/crime)
    and accept the obligations to those they have harmed.
  • 36. 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.