What is Restorative Justice?
“Restorative Justice (RJ) is value-led and focuses on the following questions: what has happened and what is it that matters to each of you that needs to be restored? Restorative justice focuses primarily on the specific act of harm that has brought two parties together and the subjective experience, understanding and wishes of each person affected by the harm. In that sense the process is designed to undo an injustice.” (Tim Chapman, 2021)
How CYCJ is supporting Restorative Justice
CYCJ is working with Community Justice Scotland, supported by a diverse stakeholder group, to deliver the Scottish Government’s Restorative Justice Action Plan 2019-2023. CYCJ’s Restorative Justice Coordinators Pamela Morrison and Yvette O’Donnell are currently leading on this, ensuring the rights and needs of children and young people are considered and met throughout this process.
Info Sheets and reports
Restorative Justice Training Needs Analysis for Scotland (Centre for Law, Crime & Justice, The Law School, University of Strathclyde, commissioned by Scottish Government)