What if crime was defined as a violation of human relationships and justice required the repair of harm?
What if incarceration enabled the perpetrator to take full responsibility for repairing the harm they caused to the victim, the community, and themselves?
What if Courts and Corrections were trauma-informed and trauma-responsive?
Restorative Way can make this a reality
"Are we safer because of mass incarceration? Do long sentences deter re-offending? Do prisons rehabilitate criminals?
With 50% recidivism, exponential budget growth and disproportionate minority impact, I submit that the answer is a resounding, “No!” Prison is the clear, simple and wrong solution to the complex problems of crime and public safety."
Pete Lee, Colorado State Senator, Restorative Justice Advocate
What does it take to build an exceptional Restorative Justice Program? This White Paper outlines how your community can take steps to implement Restorative Justice as an adjunct or alternative route to conventional retributive justice.
Download your copy of the White Paper to discover approaches that have worked in other communities.DOWNLOAD NOW
"Restorative justice offers a strategy for holding more offenders accountable, with many more victims helped, with more crimes prevented, and with the costs of government reduced."
Lawrence Sherman & Heather Strang
"We went from 12 cases per year to 400 with a less than 1% recidivism rate. How did this happen? It happened through collaboration between the courts, police, and community stakeholders"
Will Bledsoe, Ph.D.
Why Organizations dealing with Historic Child Sex Abuse (CSA) call us?
Recognize the signs and symptoms of PTSD & trauma
Making amends to the survivor is the organization's responsibility
Develop a survivor-centric policy to respond to the survivor's needs
In the skills to recognize and respond to trauma.
"Historic cases of Child Sex Abuse (CSA) can be decades old.
The way an organization responds will either speed up or slow down a survivors recovery. Its that simple.
I hope and pray all organizations take their responsibility seriously and develop a survivor-centric Restorative Way policy and DO NO MORE HARM."
Mark Jones - Co-founder of Restorative Way and a survivor of CSA
1 in 6 men and 1 in 4 women have suffered Child Sex Abuse
Enabling a survivor-centered recovery is easier said than done. CSA has a profound impact of people's lives. There are BEST PRACTICES where historic CSA has been present, to adopt policies and practices that DO NO HARM.
1 in 6?
A memoir outlining the anatomy of one man’s forgiveness of his abuser and himself. Written for survivors, their family and friends.
At the heart of the story is the author's realization that Restoration Matters.DOWNLOAD NOW
Submission to the Australian Federal Government
The submission made to the Joint Select Committee on Implementation of The National Redress Scheme addressing institutional responses to Childhood Sexual Abuse.
Our Value Add?
Your Adoption of Best Practices
To give your organisation exceptional outcomes
Skills Development of your people
To ensure everyone is adequately prepared
Your Ability to Respond
So that your organization will
DO NO HARM
There is no obligation. We are looking for good humans on a mission to strengthen their community
Is there a match?
Our leadership team reviews all applications to make sure we can address your needs
We support you as you embark on your NEXT RIGHT STEP