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'Restorative justice is a way of understanding crime in terms of the people and relationships that were harmed, rather than the law that was broken. Restorative justice values human dignity, healing, accountability and the hope of redemption for all involved. Restorative practices seek include those most impacted in repairing the harm through transformative encounter that models Jesus' reconciling way. Beyond the criminal justice system, there are countless opportunities use restorative practices in our personal lives, parishes, and communities.'