Lesson 1: Definition
- Lesson 1: Definition
- A definition of restorative justice in simple terms is this: Restorative justice is a way of seeing crime as more than breaking the law – it also causes harm to people, relationships, and the community. So a just response must address those harms as well. If they are willing, the best way to do this is for the parties themselves to meet to discuss the harms and how to about bring resolution. (Other approaches are available if they are unable or unwilling to meet.) Sometimes those meetings lead to transformational changes in their lives.
- Working Definition of the Working Party on Restorative Justice
- by Paul McCold