Following are some examples of training and program manuals addressing a range of restorative justice interventions.
The Best Practice Manual on Restorative Justice: Victim Support and Counseling was prepared by the Czech Probation and Mediation Service with assistance from the National Probation Service for England and Wales. They describe its purpose in this way:
The Manual presents experiences of good practice from cooperation between public and non-governmental organisations, experiences of good practice where the Probation Service can organise and implement counselling and assistance for crime victims: experiences of good practice in supporting and developing cooperation between public and non-governmental organisations at the local level to the benefi t of crime victims, and experiences of good practice in motivating and inspiring police officers, public prosecutors and judges in supporting and getting involved in similar activities.
The Training Manual on Alternative Dispute Resolution and Restorative Justice was prepared by the Nigerian National Judicial Institute in collaboration with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. It outlines a two-and-a-half day workshop to introduce and help participants apply the concepts of alternative dispute respolution and restorative justice.
Restorative Justice: Best practice in New Zealand was that country's response to basic principles adopted by the United Nations in 2002 that encouraged States to develop guidelines and standards to govern the use of restorative justice programmes. The Principles of Best Practice for Restorative Justice Processes in Criminal Cases were prepared by the Ministry of Justice, following a consultation process with restorative justice practitioners over 2003. The Statement of Restorative Justice Values and Processes was prepared and adopted at the same time by an association of community providers known as the Restorative Justice Network.
The King's University College Restorative Justice Program is part of the school's disciplinary process. The intention is for restorative justice to be the first resort, when possible, rather than the traditional judicial process. The goal is to seek change through understanding.
From the introduction to Wait 'til eight: An essential start-up guide to NOMS RJ scheme implementation:
The NOMS Restorative Justice Capacity Building programme is potentially one of the most signiicant developments to occur in the criminal justice system in recent years. It gives the opportunity to embrace the restoration of both victims and offenders and to put it at the heart of the way in which communities seek to ameliorate the impact of crime. For this reason there is a need to follow the evidence base and design schemes with care, in a measured and consistent manner. This guide is part of that process.