Source: (2006) Papers presented at the Fourth Conference of the European Forum for Restorative Justice, “Restorative justice: An agenda for Europe”, Barcelona, Spain, 15-17 June 2006.

Restorative justice according to Zehr (2002) is a process to involve to the extent possible those who have a stake in a specific offence and to collectively identify and address harms, needs and obligations in order to heal and put things right as possible. RJ not primarily aims at retaliation and punishment of the offender but aims at restoration from a multi-perspective and interrelational viewpoint. (excerpt)