Back to RJ Archive

Restorative justice values and principles: A Colorado perspective

Bernstein, David
June 4, 2015

Source: Denver: Colorado Forum on Community and Restorative Justice.

Beginning from the perspective that community and restorative justice essentially consists of a set of values and principles rather than a specific program, the author provides an overview of community and restorative justice in this monograph, with particular reference to the Colorado Forum on Community and Restorative Justice. The monograph includes discussion of the following topics: the relationship between community justice and restorative justice; justice in the Colorado context; restorative justice values and principles with respect to the victim, the offender, and the community; and criteria to determine the restorative character of a program. The monograph also includes the mission and vision statements of the Colorado Forum and a summary of services it provides.


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