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 IIRPâ€™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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