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Welcome: Victims, victim advocates, victim assistance providers, and others interested in restorative justice and victims.

Crime scene tapeThis section addresses the interests, issues, benefits and difficulties restorative justice offers victims.

There is a good deal of information on this topic, as you will see. So we start by highlighting resources that address frequently asked questions.

If you are unable to find what you are looking for, please contact us and we will do our best to help. Contact us by email at victimsupport@restorativejustice.org.

Check out these links. . . .

. . . . for victims' definitions of restorative justice; for a more detailed Introduction to Restorative Justice . . . . 

. . . . for the final report of a "listening project" in which restorative justice advocates invited frank opinions from victim supporters and advocates and learned about their concerns . . . . 

. . . . for an explanation why victim assistance is an important part of restorative justice (pp 2-10 . . . .

. . . . for a checklist restorative justice programme providers can use to assess the degree to which their programmes are indeed victim-centered . . . .

. . . . for a victim telling her story of a restorative encounter with her father's killer . . . .

. . . . for information on victim impact statements . . . .

. . . . for descriptions of victim impact panels conducted inside or outside of prisons . . . .

For more in-depth information, take a look at the topics below for many articles and other resources. Also, check some of the other tabs on the RJ Online home page as well. Find out, for example, how police are using restorative practices.

Victim Assistance
Victim Compensation/Restitution
Victims' Role in the Criminal Justice System
Victim Impact Statements
Victim Impact Panels and Awareness Programmes
Victim Participation in Restorative Processes
Victim Centred Restorative Justice
The Shape of Things to Come: A Framework for Thinking about a Restorative Justice System
Restorative Justice and Forgiveness

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