“Is a process to involve, to the extent possible, those who have a stake in a specific offense and to collectively identify and address harms, needs and obligations, in order to heal and put things as right as possible.” -Howard Zehr, Zher Institute for Restorative Justice
Three assumptions underlie Restorative Justice:
- When people and relationships are harmed, needs are created
- The needs created by harms lead to obligations
- The obligations are to heal and “put right” the harms; this is a just response.
Three principles of Restorative Justice reflect these assumptions: A just response…
- Acknowledges and repairs the harm caused by, and revealed by, wrongdoing (restoration);
- Encourages appropriate responsibility for addressing needs and repairing the harm (accountability);
- Involves those impacted, including the community, in the resolution (engagement).
by Sofie Karasek Original article found here I’ve told my story many times — I was assaulted, I reported it to my university, and it
by Wendy C. Ortiz Original article found here Fourteen years after writing the first draft of my memoir, I was standing in front of audiences,
by Emily Reynolds Original article found here Claire was in her first semester of college when she was raped. “I was hanging out drinking with
by Kerry Cardoza,Truthout Original article found here From 2007 to 2011, Suzy Exposito was a busy, ambitious art student at The New School in New York