Richard Tarnoff

Restorative justice allows focus to be on victims

Increasingly, victims and communities affected by crime are requesting restorative measures

Restorative Justice: Weighing victims’ needs increases success of restorative justice

In a Restorative Justice Forum, the agreement about what should happen to repair the harm is reached by consensus.

Restorative Justice: Victims share emotions following phony bomb threats

"The girl expressed deep feelings of shame and remorse for the harm she had caused, and forgiveness was expressed by the victims."

Vandal works to pay debt to business, ends with job prospect

This week’s story illustrates how creating a dialogue between offenders and victims can lead to a resolution that helps both parties.

Experience of victims weighs on restorative justice

Community justice forums and other restorative justice processes are centered on the experiences of victims.