Heather Rice-Minus, senior policy advisor at Justice Fellowship, describes restorative justice as,
An approach to the criminal justice system that recognizes and advances the dignity of human life. It prioritizes harmed party participation, promotes accountability of the responsible party, and cultivates community engagement.
Two current legislative areas of focus for Justice Fellowship includes limiting debt penalties for responsible parties and improving the victim compensation system by increasing program efficiency, minimizing financial waste, and getting more money into the hands of victims.
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