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Witness Justice: help and healing for victims of violence

February 24, 2009

Restorative justice is an umbrella term encompassing a wide range of
programs and approaches. In general, restorative justice proponents
seek a holistic, integrated sense of justice and healing for victims,
as well as personal accountability from offenders. For some, the
concept of restorative justice extends to the broader communities
affected, the idea being that healing and justice are interconnected
for everyone.

Advocates of restorative justice do not dispute the need to sanction
or punish offenders; rather, they maintain that punishment alone may
not be sufficient for victims’ healing and justice.

rest of the page
discusses how restorative justice is used, the
opportunities and perils it presents, the differences and
similarilities with parallel justice, and concludes with additional
resources. The site also includes a
on victim-offender mediation.


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