“Restorative justice is a centuries-old approach to crime, with roots in tribal cultures. It seeks to empower people to address the harms, needs, and obligations that arise from crime by bringing together victims, offenders, and members of their respective communities. The face-to-face open dialogue process is focused on personal accountability and reparation. It requires the seemingly impossible: that victims and offenders share deeply personal and painful life experiences with the least likely person in the world—each other.” – by Lara Bazelon Read full article here.
Sara Sindija is the Deputy Director of Re:store Justice. She oversees programs and communications with partner organizations, schools, and state and local government. Approaching incarceration and reform through a human rights lens, she has worked directly with affected populations for more trauma-informed policy and programs.