Restorative Justice is an alternative, community-based framework for addressing crimes, harms and conflicts. It aims to bring something good out of something bad. Instead of leaving all decisions up to justice professionals, restorative justice offers dialogue opportunities for people who do harm and people who have experienced harm. Restorative processes integrate healing and accountability.
Please check out Ted Lewis' article, What is Restorative Justice?
To learn more about restorative justice, you can explore these links: