The easiest way to understand Restorative Justice is represented in the following graphic illustration of ‘The Justice Flower’ (Zehr, H. 2002. The little book of restorative justice. Intercourse, Ill: Illinois Good Books, p 34):

Justice is regarded as being primarily about making things right. It seeks to involve everyone who has an interest in the resolution of an incident, often through some form of encounter, and to reintegrate everyone who has been affected into the community.

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