The success of restorative justice in a specific place depends in large part on the quality of the restorative justice programs that are there. These may be community-based or system-based programs, and there are advantages and disadvantages to both models.

High quality restorative programs will have productive relationships with their communities, justice systems and funders. They will also consistently provide effective services. Finally, they will regularly compare their services with the community need in order to improve performance or identify areas where innovation is needed.

You are perhaps here because you participate in a restorative justice program or because you are considering that involvement. There is a great deal of information available that should be useful to you.

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. . . . for a tutorial on building local support 

. . . . for recommendations on working with the media 

. . . . for information and stories about volunteers 

. . . . for practice and training manuals