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  • BC Community Services
  • Oct 4, 2019

Evidence-Based Practices: Restorative Justice

Restorative Justice

Evidence-Based Practice

Restorative Justice is a theory of justice that emphasizes repairing the harm caused by criminal behavior. It is best accomplished through cooperative processes that allow all willing stakeholders to meet. Restorative Justice is:

  • A different way of thinking about crime and response to crime
  • Focuses on repairing the harm caused by crime and reducing future harm through crime prevention
  • Requires offenders to take responsibility for their actions and for the harm they have caused
  • Seeks redress for victims, recompense by offenders, and reintegration of both within the community
  • Requires a cooperative effort by communities and the government

Implementation sites include:

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