Restorative justice is an approach to dealing with crime and conflict which focuses on identifying and repairing the harm caused to the victim(s) of crime. Restorative justice approaches
- reduce crime victims' traumatic stress symptoms
- empower victims to voice their needs to repair the harm
- provide a space for meaningful dialogue
- reduce recidivism
- build resilient communities with a higher level of safety and comfort
An overview of available programs & services is available here
(pdf). Also available in Spanish
Consider hosting a free restorative group conferencing workshop (pdf) in your community!
- Howard Zehr's Restorative Justice (video)
- Davis, F. 2019. Little Book of Race and Restorative Justice. New York: Good Books.
Valandra, E. & Hokšíla, W.W., Eds. 2020. Colorizing Restorative Justice. Minneapolis: Living Justice Press.
Yazzie, R. 1994. ‘Life comes from it’: Navajo justice concepts. New Mexico Law Review, 24, Spring 1994, 175-190.
Zehr, H. 2015. Little Book of Restorative Justice, Revised and Updated. New York: Good Books.