Source: (2013) in, Katherine S. van Wormer and Lorenn Walkers, eds, Restorative Justice Today: Practical Applications. Los Angeles: Sage. PP. 215-224.

Restorative justice can be conceived of as a form of social justice in as much as every effort is made to help repair the harm that was done to the victim-survivor and to restore a sense of well-being that might have been lost. From this perspective, restorative justice is first and foremost about healing victims from the harm that has been done and about helping restore the wrongdoer who inflicted the harm to the community. (excerpt)