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Defining restorative.

Wachtel, Ted
June 4, 2015

Source: (2012) Paper presented at Building a Worldwide Restorative Practices Learning Network. The 15th IIRP World Conference. Bethlehem, PA, 1-3 August 2012.

The IIRP distinguishes between the
terms restorative practices and restorative justice. We view restorative justice as a subset of restorative practices.
Restorative justice is reactive, consisting of formal or informal responses to
crime and other wrongdoing after it
occurs. The IIRP’s definition of restorative practices also includes the use
of informal and formal processes that
precede wrongdoing, those that proactively build relationships and a sense
of community to prevent conflict and


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