Source: (2008) Report of the fifth conference of the European Forum for Restorative Justice, Building restorative justice in Europe: cooperation between the public, policy makers, practitioners and researchers, Verona.

The Ukrainian Centre for Common Ground has been trying to work with policy-makers in such a way that the objectives of the policy-makers are achieved without compromising the values of restorative justice since 2003. The author suggests that the guiding principle in dealing with authorities is the principle of love as social philosopher Eric Fromm describes it: respect, understanding, care, and responsibility. Janina Waluk, former president of the Polish Centre for Mediation, lived this principle.