Restorative Justice

  • Restorative Justice (RJ) is a philosophy and a set of values that qCJ is, in part, based upon
  • RJ is Community-based – every community has a unique program; our RJ program is qCJ
  • RJ sees conflict and/or crime as harm done to people, relationships and the community, not the state
  • It focuses on accountability and repairing the harm done, instead of on retribution or punishment
  • RJ strives to provide safe and supportive opportunities for communication
  • RJ empowers those directly affected by the conflict or crime to make decisions about the response
  • RJ addresses root causes and explores what may be needed to change behaviours