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Restorative Justice

 CONFLICT IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR CHANGE – EMBRACE IT

BULLYING IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR PROBLEM SOLVING – SEIZE THE MOMENT AND SPEAK OUT

What is Restorative Justice?

It is a theory that when conflict arises, when a crime is committed, the consequences does not just impact the people directly involved. It impacts the whole community. Therefore when bullying occurs in the work place or at school it impacts the whole of the work or school communities. It fosters dialogue between the target and offender showing the highest rates of target satisfaction and offender accountability. In essence Restorative Justice is about acknowledging the harm that has been done and repairing the harm. It is by no means a punitive process.

  • Restorative Interventions seek to safely include all those affected by an incident in its resolution.
  • Restorative Intervention seek to facilitate an understanding of each other, helping resolve conflict and repair harm.
  • Restorative Interventions give the opportunity for the offender/s to make an amends and repair the harm where ever possible.
  • Restorative Interventions enables the offended person/people to state clearly how they have been affected, and how they would like the harm repaired.

 

Dr Valerie Mason-John Aka Queenie
The Bully Doctor