Back to RJ Archive

Promoting previously unthinkable ways

January 18, 2011

A Starting Point? 

People have a deep sense of fairness that gets lost in rivalrous and destructive relationships. The restorative task then is about creating atmospheres and structures where people experience being restored in a more human manner, regaining a sense of fairness, listening to and treating one another fairly. 

A Vision Point?

Work with children and young people through community organisations, informal youth work agencies, faith communities and schools can be promoted and supported within this wider vision. 

Seeing people as assets not problems, especially in working with children, young people and families who are fearful, vulnerable and / or poor is a key restorative change in the mental models we bring to such work.

A Structural Point?

Restorative actions are about promoting transformative learning relationships and securing structures, policies and cultures that enable such relationships to be supported and carried into daily life and practice.

These actions are part of governance within organisations, management and leadership cultures as well as direct programmatic work.

A Relational Point?

This is not just an agenda for work with young people, this has to be a societal reconstructive agenda with the institutions of politics, public policy and civil society leading on this.

Read the whole paper.


Blog PostDefinition of RJEuropePrisonsRJ and the WorkplaceRJ in SchoolsRJ TheoryStatutes and LegislationTeachers and Students
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