Justice for All: How Restorative Justice Mutually Benefits Victims and Youth


Logan Seacrest
Resident Fellow, Criminal Justice & Civil Liberties

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Restorative justice has the potential to heal both the victim and the offender, offering a new route to protecting public safety and promoting the common good.

Executive Summary

Restorative justice is an alternative approach to addressing crime focused on repairing harm and restoring relationships. From international peacemaking tribunals to the school playground, restorative frameworks can be adapted to fit almost any situation. Empirical, up-to-date evidence on restorative practices is necessary to design programs that hold people accountable and address the needs of all stakeholders in ways that the traditional justice system is not necessarily designed to do. This policy paper explores the history, principles, methods and outcomes of applying restorative practices to the juvenile justice system and offers key recommendations for implementing such programs.

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