Different views of Restorative Justice, great food for Thanksgiving.

Food for thought, it’s almost Thanksgiving!

This video gives deeper explanation of Restorative Justice and it defines some different perspectives and angles.

I myself have always viewed it as a continuum or two – high encounter or high repairation.  I like about 9 minutes in, the discussion highlighted with Dan VanNess, that the discussion being open, is a very positive thing.

EDIT:  Gerry Johnstone, a prof from Hull University in England is doing the interview, he mentions a conversation with Dan VanNess.

Just following that, there is a valuable piece of discussion about the importance of the process to be self-influenced, or shaped by the participants.  That is also very important.

What do you think after viewing this:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylnjvIbRbWM][youtube=http://www.youtube.com/user/heartspeak#p/u/17/ylnjvIbRbWM]

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