Source: (2003) In, Sinclair Dinnen, Anita Jowitt, and Tess Newton Cain, eds., A Kind of Mending: Restorative Justice in the Pacific Islands. Canberra, ACT: Pandanus Books. Pp. 115-122.

Zarriga discusses the link between community development and restorative justice. Important common elements between the two include: (1) self-determination; (2) fitting the community pace; (3) participation; (4) starting where people are; (5) training local leadership. Zarriga also provides examples of conflict resolution.