This article explores the "5 R's" of restorative justice (originally identified by Beverly Title of ReSolutionaries). The 5 R's include relationship, respect, responsibility, repair and reintegration. As this article points out, at the heart of every restorative process is a damaged relationship between the person who caused a harm, the recipient of the harm, and the community in which the harm was felt. Through restorative justice processes, these parties are able to communicate in a respectful manner to identify the personal responsibilities of all involved, explore solutions for how to repair the harm that was felt, and identify opportunities to reintegrate the individual who caused the harm back into the community.
The 5 R's of Restorative JusticeLily Capstick. Jan. 1, 2018