AOK Thursday: Restorative Justice

Wikipedia’s definition of restorative justice goes like this: “an approach to justice that focuses on the needs of victims and offenders, instead of the need to satisfy the abstract principles of law or the need of the community to exact punishment. Victims are given an active role in a dispute, and offenders are encouraged to take responsibility for their actions, ‘to repair the harm they’ve done- by apologizing, returning stolen money, or (for example) doing community service.’”

Kay Moore and Raymond Brown have volunteered their time for years at the Restorative Justice Program at Crossroads Correctional Center. For their endless act of kindness, the inmates have nominated Moore and Brown for a U.S. Presidential Volunteer Service Award. Click here for the full story and video.

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