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Tutorial: Introduction to Restorative Justice

Restorative justice theory and programs have emerged over the past 20 years as an increasingly influential world-wide alternative to criminal justice practice. This tutorial will provide you with an overview of the movement and of the issues that it raise.
Tutorial: Introduction to Restorative Justice
Restorative justice theory and programs have emerged over the past 20 years as an increasingly influential world-wide alternative to criminal justice practice. This tutorial will provide you with an overview of the movement and of the issues that it raises.
Lesson 1: Definition
Restorative justice emphasizes repairing the harm caused by crime. When victims, offenders and community members meet to decide how to do that, the results can be transformational.
Lesson 2: Benefits of Restorative Justice
Lesson 3: Principles of Restorative Justice
Lesson 4: Restorative Justice Processes
A number of programs have become associated with restorative justice because of the processes they use to respond to and repair the harm caused by crime:
Lesson 5: Programs: Potentially-Restorative Outcomes
Lesson 6: Programmes: The Need for Evaluation
Lesson 7: Socio-Legal Issues
Lesson 8: Legal Issues
Lesson 9: Systemic Issues

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Slide Shows

Changing Lenses
A profound metaphor for understanding justice (Howard Zehr).
 
Justice that Heals 
Talks about the wounds of crime and how to heal them.

Introductory Tutorials

20 MINUTE TUTORIAL
An introductory tutorial on the worldwide movement of restorative justice.

What is Restorative Justice?

Series of slide shows describing various aspects of restorative justice.

 

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Briefing Paper

This paper provides a  definition of restorative justice,  processes, and outcomes. The paper is available in English, French, Spanish, and Russian

Restorative Justice Learning Tool


provided by the Mennonite Central Committee. (requires flash player)