In this section you’ll find Restorative Justice information.
Restorative Denver uses a restorative practice called a community-group conference. Trained facilitators bring together the person harmed (victim), person who caused harm (offender), community members, and support people to discuss what happened, the resulting harm, who was impacted, and how the defendant can repair the harm. The conference results in a contract that the person who caused harm must complete. Once completed, The Conflict Center refers the case back to the DA’s office and the charges are dismissed and the case is sealed.More Info
The original restorative justice publication
Restorative justice emerged in the 1970s as an effort to correct some of the weaknesses of the western legal system while building on its strengths. An area of special concern has been the neglect of victims and their needs; legal justice is largely about what to do with offenders. It has also been driven by a desire to hold offenders truly accountable. Recognizing that punishment is often ineffective, restorative justice aims at helping offenders to recognize the harm they have caused and encouraging them to repair the harm, to the extent it is possible. Rather than obsessing about whether offenders get what they deserve, restorative justice focuses on repairing the harm of crime and engaging individuals and community members in the process. Howard Zehr is the grandfather of Restorative Justice, writing a phenomenal book that reshaped the ways we approach justice.More Info
Try searching for new keywords or go back to all our resources.Go to all resources