Essential values of restorative justice
from the blog Minds on Fire:
The purpose of restorative processes is:
to empower victims by providing them a strong voice
to demonstrate to offenders the harm they cause by their actions
to provide a safe forum where the consequences of crime and remorse for criminal acts can encounter each other.
Read the whole entry.
- Actions are accountable
- The impact of criminal actions personally affects victims
- Honesty, open-mindedness, and willingness are essential to interpersonal communications
- Everyone is treated with dignity, respect, and compassion
- Accountability provides a foundation for healing from criminal actions