Source: (2006) In, Dennis Sullivan and Larry Tifft editors, "Handbook of Restorative Justice" A Global Perspective. London and New York: Routledge. Taylor & Francis Group pp.546-554

The application of restorative principles is found within numerous programs: family group conferences, community circles, and victim-offender reconciliation programs. But what of the integration of restorative justice in one’s personal life, outside of the context of social applications? How does an individual person attempt to live a restorative lifestyle, given the social structural violence we encounter in our everyday lives? To do so, one must navigate through a landscape where resources are distributed on the basis of deserts or rights. Restorative justice counters such modes of thought and behavior by emphasizing a needs-based approach. (excerpt)