Restorative Justice

Lets think about a time in our life when we have caused harm or when someone harmed us.
What was done or not done to make it right?

Restorative Justice is a philosophy that encourages meaningful dialogue among shareholders within a safe space.  In other matters, Restorative Justice is utilized to resolve conflict between all parties involved without placing blame on what one may consider the ‘offender’.  Restorative Justice seeks to resolve the root cause(s) in order to prevent any re-occurrences. 

Restorative Justice is reactive in approach while Restorative Practices has the opportunity to be proactive.

Restorative justice is not simply a way of reforming the criminal justice system, it is a way of transforming the entire legal system, our family lives, our conduct in the workplace, our practice of politics. Its vision is of holistic change in the way we do justice in the world (Braithwaite, 2003)” Dr. Jones has presented her work in various settings on how to implement Restorative Justice and Restorative Practices in the home, educational settings, and the community. She utilizes the philosophy of Restorative Justice to provide an alternative approach to punitive measures; reducing the school-to-prison pipeline, and creating safer homes and communities.

Dr. Jones has been identified as a Restorative Justice Practitioner and Scholar with several years of research and teaching experience. If you are looking for ways to create a dialogue in a safe place built on the values of each shareholder, contact Dr. Jones for a consultation at purplepath@shaniquajones.com