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Virginia Center for Restorative Justice

Benefits of Restorative Justice

If you are a person who has been harmed, restorative justice will help you:
  •   Tell the offender how you and others have been affected.
  •  Decide how the harm should be repaired.
  •  Receive support from the community.
  •  Have your questions answered about why this happened to you.

 If you are a person who has done harm to another, restorative justice allows you to:

  •   Assume accountability for your actions.
  •   Hear how your actions affected others.
  •  Express remorse.
  •  Help decide how the harm should be repaired.
  •   Begin the process of restoring trust.

Why Restorative Justice?

Restorative Justice views wrong-doing as harm.  The person who was harmed, the person doing the harm, and the community work together to find a restorative justice approach that will:

  •   Provide the opportunity for everyone who has been directly or indirectly involved in a wrong-doing to have a voice in how to repair the harm that was caused.
  •   Give the community an opportunity to be involved in the process of making things right.
  •   Allow individuals and communities to seek peace in a restorative manner.

 Entry into this program will be reviewed on a case by case basis. Those who experience harm and those doing the harm will be contacted by a representative about participation in this program.

About the Center

We are a faith based non-profit organization dedicated to providing cooperative methods of resolving conflict. Our services include training and facilitation of restorative justice conferencing, restorative justice circles, restorative justice values-based programs, and introductory restorative justice training.



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Contact

Virginia Center for Restorative Justice
3601 Seminary Avenue
Richmond, VA, 23227


(804) 313-9596
office@vcrj.org

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