For many, if not most restorative justice programs, a basic principle is that it should only be used for people who have committed crimes, and who admit their guilt. See for example: http://www.staunton.va.us/directory/departments-a-g/court-services/restorative-justice-program. After working with restorative justice for the last 15 years, I think this principal needs to be more carefully considered, and can […]