Back to RJ Archive

Restorative justice for victims without offender participation.

Walker, Lorenn
June 4, 2015

Source: (2013) in, Katherine S. van Wormer and Lorenn Walkers, eds, Restorative Justice Today: Practical Applications. Los Angeles: Sage. PP. 33-42.

RJ is commonly thought of only applying to cases where there is an identified offender, yet 70% of all crimes in the United States goes without any arrests made. This Hawai’i study shows the benefits of applying RJ for victims where there is no meeting or involvement of the offender. (editor’s description)


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