Source: (2000) Initiative (Winter). Oxford: Oxford Youth Works. Downloaded 3 June 2004.In discussing restorative justice, this article begins with the claim that for Christians their relationship with God -characterized by repentance and forgiveness- should be the model for their relationships with others. Yet this is often not the case, especially in relation to people who commit crimes. With this in view, and to develop an argument for restoring justice, the writer of the article looks at crime and punishment, Biblical justice and a Biblical model for a justice system, and the practical work of Oxford Youth Works, a Christian youth work organization in England.