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Increasingly, victims and communities affected by crime are requesting restorative measures
In a Restorative Justice Forum, the agreement about what should happen to repair the harm is reached by consensus.
"The girl expressed deep feelings of shame and remorse for the harm she had caused, and forgiveness was expressed by the victims."
This week’s story illustrates how creating a dialogue between offenders and victims can lead to a resolution that helps both parties.
Community justice forums and other restorative justice processes are centered on the experiences of victims.