What do we mean by community-based & restorative justice?
Community and restorative justice is rooted in community values and works to restore all parties, rather than just punishing an offender.
Community justice focuses on being transparent in its operation, easily accessible to all, and working to mend relationships throughout the community, to heal the community that was harmed.
Restorative justice is a way to resolve conflicts and heal all parties — to work on solving problems instead of relying on punishment. According to the International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP), restorative practice is defined by “the study of how to build social capital and achieve social discipline through participatory learning and decision making.