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This monograph presents a theoretical description of restorative community justice (RCJ), combining both the goals of retribution (punishment) and restorative justice (restitution). In addition to swift and certain punishments, offenders also owe restitution to their victim and community. RCJ principles are identified. The RCJ approach is based on offender accountability and victim responsibilities. RCJ program elements include community policing, community prosecution, community courts, and community corrections. Policy initiatives related to RCJ are considered, and a community policing/problem-solving action plan devised for Portland Oregon is appended.