Restorative practice means bringing together persons who were harmed with those who did the harm – whether it was physical, verbal, or emotional. It means sitting down together and discussing what happened, what harm was done, and how to restore right relationship among all the persons involved.
Restorative Justice changes the focus from rule of law, blame, and punishment to harm caused, obligations and healing.
(Adapted from Changing Lenses by Howard Zehr.)
To discuss whether Restorative Justice could help solve your conflict, call Melissa Emerson at 970.491.7165.