Restorative Justice and the Community Restorative Justice is a somewhat different approach to Justice. It is different from Punishment Justice in the fact that it focuses on the needs of the victims and the offenders, rather than punishing the offenders with little to no consideration of the victims or the community. Victims take a more active role in the process while offenders are encouraged to take responsibility for their actions and figure out ways to restore the community to a better state.
In the Case of RAG City, the Restorative justice process started from the moment the crime was reported, and continues on as the community grows closer and offenders correct the wrong they have committed and continue to better the community. Understanding the whole process make it easier to understand and implement into society. Understanding how the crime affected the victim as well as the community will help officials understand how to go about a step by step process to ease the mind of the victim and community.
Reflecting on how the restorative process benefited the victim, the offenders and the immunity will make it easier to understand how restorative Justice is a positive force that can greatly benefit the community as a whole. The restorative Justice process, if administered correctly, can greatly benefit the community as a whole. In order for it to have a maximum benefit however, the process must be understood thoroughly. The restorative Justice process starts as soon as a crime is reported.
Officers need to ensure the crime scene is secured while a Victim Support Coordinator consoles the victim and tells them about how the city responds to crime. The victim support coordinator needs to also comfort the victims and tells them how the community is involved in the process. Police departments should have volunteer contacts that will help clean up a crime scene and ensure the victim is secure within the location of the crime scene. These volunteers should have the ability to fix doors or windows and ensure that houses can be made safe again.
After offenders are caught for the crimes, the restorative Justice process would continue. The offenders would be encouraged to understand that what they did was wrong and that they can erect their actions and make the community a better place to live. If the offenders choose to own their wrongs and attempt to correct them, they are then able to Join in a restorative circle, and help the community. Restorative circles are only available if the offender admits guilt.
The offenders are required to apologize to the victim and the community and do what they can to help out in the community to make it a better and safer place. Restorative circles usually include the victim and their support group, the offender and any support group they have, and anyone in the community ho wants to Join in and discuss how crime is affecting the community. Through these restorative circles, Offenders are able to find ways to give back to the community and the victim.
They can give back in the form of community service, restitution, or a combination of the two. If offenders refuse to admit their guilt, they will be tried per the normal Justice system. In the case of RAG City, the crime that was committed went much further than Just affecting the victim, although the effects to the victim were fairly bad on their own. Mildred became scared of living in her own Restorative Justice By Subcontractors the relationship of the daughter and her husband and put undue stress in that household.
The break-in also made the neighbors feel uncomfortable and afraid. They had thoughts of who could be next and distrust of the neighborhood. The crime also affected one of the offenders to the points of confession and a desire to right the wrongs that were committed. The break-in had the positive effect of actually bringing the community closer and David worked hard to keep on a good path. David, Mildred, ND the community completely benefited from the restorative Justice in many ways.
David was steered away from harmful behavior, was allowed back onto the baseball team, graduated from high school, and is now effectively able to communicate with his parents and his uncle. He grows up to teach little league and becomes a restorative circles facilitator. Mildred became more independent, and closer with her neighbors. She would even watch after Barber’s son. Many years later, as her health worsens, Mildred is moved into an assisted living home. David, Betty, and her gibbers keep a very close relationship with Mildred.