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Principles of RJ

The RJC principles of restorative practice is the overarching document setting out the core values that should be held by all practitioners in the field.

The six principles of restorative practice:

Restoration

The primary aim of restorative practice is to address and repair harm.

Voluntarism

Participation in restorative processes is voluntary and based on informed choice.

Neutrality

Restorative processes are fair and unbiased towards participants.

Safety

Processes and practice aim to ensure the safety of all participants and create a safe space for the expression of feelings and views about harm that has been caused.

Accessibility

Restorative processes are non-discriminatory and available to all those affected by conflict and harm.

Respect

Restorative processes are respectful to the dignity of all participants and those affected by the harm caused.