Source: (2010) Resolution: News from the Restorative Justice Consortium. 36(Summer): 8-11.

The true value of RJ is yet to be fully realized. RJ offers a holistic approach to rule-breaking and wrong-doing. It can be utilised to deal with simple and complex offending, as a diversionary tool or as a means for offenders to understand the consequences of their actions, it can solve problems and heal communities suffering from the pain of harm caused. Where delivered in conjunction with schools there is a consistency in how young people are dealt with at school and then on the streets, removing the contradictions which can exist. The development of Restorative Communities is gathering pace. (excerpt)


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