Restorative Justice

Repairing the Harm

Benefits to Those Harmed:

  • They are heard, and their questions about the crime are answered.
  • They have a say in how the harm will be repaired. This often brings powerful closure.
  • They can avoid the re-traumatisation that often occurs in court and truly put the harm behind them.
  • They will be referred to local help agencies as needed.

With restorative justice, conflict and crime can be an opportunity to make our community stronger, by holding people accountable and involving those harmed in the process of healing.

The community can support people who are harmed, reinforce the standards of acceptable behaviour, and create a supportive environment for dialogue and healing.

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