Source: (2013) in, Katherine S. van Wormer and Lorenn Walkers, eds, Restorative Justice Today: Practical Applications. Los Angeles: Sage. PP. 163-171.

Restorative justice uses behavioral, cognitive, and emotional skills that help people communicate about and cope with difficulties easier. Skills include listening, using precise language to concretely describe experiences and goals, and understanding how emotions and thinking affect situations. These skills are normally taught to restorative justice facilitators but can also be taught to incarcerated people for their own benefit. Called Restorative Justice as a Solution-Focused Approach to Conflict and Wrongdoing the training program described here is provided over 12 weeks. (editor's description)