Source: (1994) Stimulus 2 (August): 69-74.

In this paper, Howard Zehr moves from the vision of healing justice to the practice of healing justice. Building on a case involving juvenile crime, he describes the processes and potential restorative outcomes of victim-offender reconciliation programs. At the same time, Zehr acknowledges that restorative justice can be subverted so that it becomes simply a new term for “doing the same old thing.â€? Hence, he concludes by warning against three ways in which victim-offender reconciliation programs can be subverted from truly restorative principles and practices.