Must we take sides? Does restorative justice require us to do so? (en espanol) Restorative justice: pro-victim or pro-offender? Or in the middle? (espanol)
Thank you to RJI member Virginia Domingo (Burgos, Spain) with the Institute for Restorative Justice (Amepax) for this article.
Restorative justice is not about taking sides. It is about bringing a healing justice that can restore victims of crime, as much as possible, while holding offenders accountable. Through restorative justice victims experience more satisfaction after crime and offenders have the opportunity to take responsibility for their actions leading to changed lives.