Source: Clark Country Juvenile Court. Downloaded 10 December 2004.When one hears or says the words "Restorative Justice", it would seem that there should be a very simple and straightfoward definition of what the term means. The experience of the past few years has shown this not to be true. It is unfortunate that Restorative Justice has come to mean many things to many people. Some understandings are far from the roots of this term. To some the term has become suspect or even harmful. Abstract courtesy of the Centre for Restorative Justice, Simon Fraser University, www.sfu.ca/cfrj/.