IPJJ - Interagency Panel on Juvenile Justice

Glossary

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Recidivism

Repetition of criminal behaviour.

Restorative justice

Restorative justice is about balancing the rights of offenders with the rights of victims and concern for public safety and crime prevention. It is a process in which the victim and the offender, and, where appropriate, any other individuals or community members affected by a crime, participate together actively in the resolution of matters arising from the crime, generally with the help of a facilitator. Restorative processes may include mediation, conciliation, conferencing and sentencing circles.