Howard Zehr, known worldwide for his pioneering work in transforming our understanding of justice, here proposes workable Principles and Practices for making restorative justice both possible and useful.
“How should we as a society respond to wrongdoing? Wnen a crime occurs or an injustice is done, what needs to happen? What does justice require?
Victims, offenders, and community members often feel that justice does not adequately meet their needs. Justice professionals frequently express frustration as well.
Restorative justice 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.”
— from The Little Book of Restorative Justice