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Restorative Justice Principles and Evaluation Continuums

Claassen, Ron
June 4, 2015

Source: (1995) Paper presented at National Center for Peacemaking and Conflict Resolution, Fresno Pacific College, May, 6p

The author presents the eleven principles of restorative justice and a 38 item measurement “yardstick” to measure restorative justice, presented as a 5 point continuum. A diagram of a restorative justice system is presented where victims receive supportive responses, offenders receive coercive/supportive response, and both engage in a cooperative response, leading to accountability and four goals of a restorative justice system 1) injuries healed, 2) individuals & relationships restored, 3) trust grows, and 4) long-term safety ensues.


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