Creating Restorative Systems

Daniel W. Van Ness, Prison Fellowship International

In recent yeas, restorative justice proponents have begun to discuss what a restorative justice system might look like. This chapter will review the conversation to date and explain why the concrete elaboration of restorative systems is needed. It will identify the issues that must be adressed in a restorative system and areas of general agreement and of dispute. Criteria against which to evaluate such system models will be proposed. A research project underway to develop a hypothetical restorative justice system will be described.

(Return to Program Resources)

Updated 05/20/2006