Source: Deschutes County, Oregon.

"Community justice" is a philosophy encompassing different emerging concepts of criminal justice that share common ideals and principles. These include restorative justice, victim services and community policing principles. Community justice is not a new way of practicing old business. It's a new way of viewing the business of justice; placing the community and victims at the center of justice activities and efforts. This "new paradigm" of justice practice has resonated with citizens and victims who have previously been ignored in the justice process.