Source: (2004) Burnaby, British Columbia: Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General.

The Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General and the Ministry of Attorney General are committed to promoting the use of restorative justice approaches in communities across British Columbia. Over the last several years, Community Accountability Programs operating on the principles of restorative justice have been very successful in increasing public involvement in responding to crime, reducing recidivism, and ensuring victim and offender satisfaction with the outcomes of the process. This information package is designed to help you determine how you can bring the restorative justice approach to your community. The package 1)gives an overview of the principles and underlying values of restorative justice; and 2) provides guidelines for designing and implementing a Community Accountability Program, including ensuring that the needs of victims are taken into account. (Excerpt)