Well designed and administered restorative justice programming can reduce recidivism and improve confidence in the administration of justice. ICCLR Associates have developed many high level guides for restorative justice programming. Thanks to this work, governments interested in capturing the gains of restorative justice can now collaborate with ICCLR to create individualized restorative justice projects that maximize benefits of this approach at the lowest cost to the public.
Victim – offender relationships lie at the heart of every criminal transaction, but appropriately addressing the harm done to victims or to the community can be a complex exercise, not easily addressed within the adversarial justice system model. Restorative justice has risen as an effective approach to justice that focuses on repairing harm and providing better experiences for victims. Research regarding restorative justice programming is encouraging. When programs are well designed, administered and executed, they can increase victim and offender satisfaction, positively impact communities, and reduce recidivism.
Governments interested in capturing the gains of restorative justice programming have, however, encountered difficulties in ascertaining the best way to maximize program effectiveness with limited public resources available. ICCLR Associates have completed extensive work developing high level guides for restorative justice programming. Thanks to this background work ICCLR is uniquely placed to efficiently develop restorative justice initiatives that are uniquely tailored to the context of the communities in which they are to be employed.
Restorative Justice Note # 1: The Use of Restorative Just...
Published on: February 1, 2018
Debate and discussion around what constitutes Restorative Justice, as neither its meaning nor its principles are fixed, and how to distinguish it from other approaches.
Alternative Approaches to Preventing Recidivism: Restorat...
Published on: January 1, 2016
Mediation and restorative justice are often praised as efficient alternatives to criminal justice proceedings in dealing with juvenile offenders. However, the most powerful feature of such programmes has perhaps not yet been fully examined—their capacity to facilitate and...
UNODC Handbook on Restorative Justice Programmes
Published on: January 1, 2006
The present handbook offers, in a quick reference format, an overview of key considerations in the implementation of participatory responses to crime based on a restorative justice approach. Its focus is on a range of...