Source: (2014) Conflict Resolution Quarterly. 31(3):257-283.

Restorative justice represents an approach to managing confl ict initiated by a wrongdoing that focuses on restoring the participants materially, psychologically, and relationally. Restorative interventions usually involve facilitators who act as experts in helping the parties manage their confl ict restoratively. Th ey also help participants understand how restorative justice diff ers from traditional justice and what restorative justice looks like. However, we lack an understanding of how facilitators conceptualize justice in the fi rst place. Drawing on interviews with facilitators, this study identifi es facilitators’ justice constructions during victim-off ender conferences. Together, these constructions constitute a multidimensional, multilayered model of justice in victim-off ender conferences. (excerpt)