What is Restorative Justice?

There is a growing social movement dedicated to finding more effective, empowering and balanced approaches to harm, problem-solving and violations of legal and human rights.

Restorative justice is an alternative to the traditional methods of justice, which often focus on retribution and punishment. Restorative justice focuses on the healing and rehabilitation of the victims, wrongdoers and community as a whole through processes that preserve the safety and dignity of everyone.

Guest Mika Dashman, attorney and founder of the Restorative Justice Initiative in NYC joins Legalocities host Jacqueline Crosby in a discussion about what restorative justice is, what the Restorative Justice Initiative does, and how people can get involved in the restorative justice movement.

For more information about the Restorative Justice Initiative, go to http://www.restorativejustice.nyc/

Additional links:

Project for Integrating Spirituality, Law and Politics
http://www.spiritlawpolitics.org/

Insight Prison Project – A Restorative Justice Agency
http://www.insightprisonproject.org/

Center for Justice and Reconciliation
http://restorativejustice.org/

 

 

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