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Restorative Justice Guide
Provides information and resources on restorative justice
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What is this guide for?
This guide provides information and resources on Restorative Justice
What is restorative justice?
"Restorative justice is a philosophical approach that embraces the reparation of harm, healing of trauma, reconciliation of interpersonal conflict, reduction of social inequality, and reintegration of people who have been marginalized and outcast. RJ embraces community empowerment and participation, multipartial facilitation, active accountability, and social support. A central practice of restorative justice is a collaborative decision-making process that includes harmed parties, people who caused harm, and others to seek a resolution that includes: (a) accepting and acknowledging responsibility for harmful behavior, (b) repairing the harm caused to individuals and the community, and (c) working to rebuild trust by showing understanding of the harm, addressing personal issues, and building positive social connections." (From University of San Diego, School of Leadership and Education Sciences)
Restorative Justice/Social Discipline window & Restorative Practice continuum