Restorative justice is an approach to justice that focuses on the needs of the victims, offenders, and the involved community. Victims take an active role in the process, while offenders are encouraged to take responsibility for their actions.
Center for Court Innovation
This website provides information relating to restorative justice and how it focuses on repairing harm and restoring relationships. Their mission is to help prevent future offenses or disruption by utilizing a peer-led and problem-solving approach to youth justice.
Guide for Implementing the Balanced and Restorative Justice Model (BARJ)
This guide, created by a team of juvenile justice practitioners, is intended to assist juvenile justice professionals in implementing a balanced and restorative justice approach in their work. The guide presents practical information and tools to enable juvenile justice professionals to improve accountability, increase competency development, and enhance community safety.
Restorative Justice: Orange County Public Schools
This brochure provides information about the new restorative justice project in Orange County, Florida. The goal of the restorative justice approach is to reduce suspension rates by building school cultures that focus on relationships, giving voice to all, engaging in problem solving, enhancing personal responsibility, and empowering change and growth.