Source: (1999) National Victim Assistance Academy. Chapter 4. Washington, DC: Office for Victims of Crime (United States Department of Justice).

Seymour states that restorative justice offers a different framework for the administration of justice and the promotion of individual and community safety. The concept of restorative justice involves the offender, the victim, and the community in efforts to create a balanced approach that addresses all stakeholders’ needs. To explain all of this, Seymour covers the guiding principles, values, and concepts of restorative justice; the differences between traditional and restorative approaches to justice; the victim’s role in restorative justice as it translates to practical programs and services; the balanced and restorative justice (BARJ) approach to juvenile justice; and a comparison of the tenets and practical applications of restorative justice and community justice.

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