Back to RJ Archive

Letting victims define justice.

Sullivan, Steve
June 4, 2015

Source: (2011) Revisioning Justice. Restorative Justice Week 2011. Correctional Services Canada.

Instead of us defining justice for the victim, we
should let them define justice for us. That may
mean getting help in the community to begin to
live a violence free life. It may mean accessing
information to help make sense of the crime.
It may mean looking across the table at the
offender and telling them how much harm they
caused. And it may mean sitting in court and
listening as the offender is sent to prison. (excerpt)


Support the cause

We've Been Restoring Justice for More Than 40 Years

Your donation helps Prison Fellowship International repair the harm caused by crime by emphasizing accountability, forgiveness, and making amends for prisoners and those affected by their actions. When victims, offenders, and community members meet to decide how to do that, the results are transformational.

Donate Now