Restorative justice is a process of harm resolution that focuses on repairing harm to the relationship between victims and their offenders, while still maintaining proportionality within the justice system.
Determining fair and equitable solutions is difficult. When we think systematically about how to go about this, we need to think of ways to both repair the harm and address the underlying systems that lead to it in the first place. In order to do this, we need to consider proportionality, rehabilitation of the victim and offender, the needs of the victim and offender and how to deter future crimes.
Part of my core belief system is that every person has value and that having empathy for one another is necessary for building a more peaceful and productive society. As a result, I view mobilizing knowledge of lived experiences a necessary precursor for creating responsible, positive solutions to problems.