Source: (2001) In Restorative justice: A Christian perspective, ed. Rod Carter. Kingston, Ontario: Restorative Justice Program, Queens Theological College. Pp. 6.

Ed Call, a member of the Salvation Army involved in ministry in correctional and justice services, describes restorative justice as heart-led and head-led justice. He maintains that the faith community has an important role to play in criminal justice because faith leaders and practitioners are called to see beyond the offense to the offender. This leads to a new crime control belief system oriented toward healing and restoration of the relationships among victim, offender, and community. At the same time, Call acknowledges some of the key challenges facing the restorative justice movement.