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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:


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


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


Restorative processes are fair and unbiased towards participants.


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.


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


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