Source: (2004) Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines - Episcopal Commission on Prison Pastoral Care.

As a part of the Church’s advocacy campaign for alternative approaches to address the resolution of conflicts stemming from criminal acts or violations of relationships, the Episcopal Commission on Prison Pastoral Care )ECPPC) of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), publishes this source book on restorative justice meant for distribution to all parties, primarily those working in the criminal justice system, as well as local and national policy-makers and implementers, so that they may have access to basic information about the new approach, although as some of the articles featured here point out, there is nothing new about the basic concept which may be traced back to some indigenous cultures as well as to biblical tradition. (excerpt)