Source: (2003) Paper presented at the Sixth International Conference on Restorative Justice. June 2003. The Centre for Restorative Justice, Simon Fraser University. Downloaded 2 October 2003.The purpose of this document is to articulate that which guides us in our work, practice, and commitment to restorative justice. The following is a Charter for Practitioners of Restorative Justice that is a living, breathing document – a continuous work in progress. This draft is based on the discussions and contributions of various practitioners in the field of restorative justice in the Province of British Columbia and beyond. We wish to recognize the many tributary streams that fed our dialogues and honour all who have taught us. We respectfully acknowledge that restorative practices strive to embody values and principles that are akin to and informed by holistic peace and justice making processes in many First Nations communities. We gathered as a group with history and experience, not to attempt to set the standard for the field, but to carefully consider the ethics surrounding our personal practice. Abstract courtesy of the Centre for Restorative Justice, Simon Fraser University, www.sfu.ca/cfrj.