Source: (2001) Ottawa: Correctional Service Canada.

Adrienne Clarkson, Governor General of Canada, remarks that restorative justice emphasizes healing for victims, meaningful accountability for offenders, and involvement of citizens in creating healthier and safer communities. With this guide to restorative justice, developed as part of a worldwide observation of Restorative Justice Week, the Correctional Service Canada provides a training tool for people who want to learn about and implement restorative justice ideas and practices. Sections of the guide cover the following subjects: basic principles and models of restorative justice, with particular focus on restorative justice and family violence; new trends and developments in restorative justice; ideas for promoting restorative justice in local communities; resources to assist with communications about restorative justice (public service announcements, news releases, common questions and answers, fact sheets, and more); resources for youth and children; and directions for obtaining more information about restorative justice (Internet resources, books, multimedia, and organizations). Throughout the guide, relevant quotations and practical examples enrich this training tool.