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Why Restorative Justice?

Restorative justice (RJ) provides the parties affected by crime and wrongdoing a voice and a role in deciding how the harm will be redressed. They can say what happened to them, and talk about it with supportive, trained community members (including you!). They can also speak with those who caused the harm.

RJ puts the person who has done harm, the offender, in a position to take an active role in repairing the harms done, in making things better.

In short, it’s about accountability, inclusion, and making things as right as possible. C4RJ typically uses a restorative circle process to guide the discussion and ensure that all voices are respectfully heard.

 

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