Restorative Justice for Law enforcement officers
How can RJ help law enforcement officers?
Restorative Cautioning/Diversion by Police Formal warnings to offenders with restorative conditions imposed.
Police as Restorative Justice Facilitators Police not only divert cases to restorative justice programs, in some they actually facilitate the restorative encounters.
Restorative Processes and Police Complaints Police complaints boards are using restorative processes to resolve community complaints against officers.
Community/Neighborhood/Problem-Oriented Policing Sometimes linked to restorative values, these approaches to policing emphasize strong relationships between police officers and community members with an orientation toward helping the community solve problems.
Community Justice An initiative to build ties between communities and the criminal justice system in order to prevent crime, repair harm and build communities.
Gangs and Restorative Justice Restorative approaches have been used to reduce gang violence.
Examples Four police agencies were early adopters of restorative justice approaches.
Issues Articles and other resources on issues raised by police involvement in restorative justice practices.
Advice for Police and Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships From the British Home Office: Where RJ processes are used as a diversion from prosecution, they are likely to save resources both for police and other criminal justice agencies. Time spent on RJ processes can be treated as incident-linked activity and therefore counted as a front-line activity.
(This page content is taken from the "Police Station" page at RJ Online)
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Download a US Department of Justice guide for implementing Restorative Justice and advancing community policing.