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ICCA Policy Position: Restorative Justice  

Author:  International Community Corrections Association (ICCA).

Source: Volume 29, Number 01, Fall 2019 , pp.13-13(1)

Journal of Community Justice (formerly Journal of Community Corrections)

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ICCA recognizes and supports restorative justice approaches that promote community engagement in the criminal justice system. Restorative justice focuses on the harm caused by a conflict or criminal offense—harm to the victim and to the broader community—and emphasizes the repair of that harm by those responsible. Increasingly, restorative justice practices have been found to be effective in meeting victim needs while simultaneously providing an opportunity for those responsible (offenders) to “earn redemption” in the eyes of those their actions have harmed.

Keywords: Restorative justice, criminal offense, redemption, victim needs, community engagement

Affiliations:  1: International Community Corrections Association.

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