Restorative Justice extends to those who commit the crime. Those rightfully convicted must face the consequences of their actions, but that shouldn’t mean being deprived of their dignity. Basic human rights must extend to all people. For offenders and their families, restorative justice means:
- Holding people accountable for their actions.
- Protecting and upholding families of the incarcerated, especially the children.
- Ensuring humane treatment and sentencing that rehabilitates.
- Attending to the spiritual formation of inmates and providing opportunities for worship.
- Preparing the formerly incarcerated for rejoining both family and the community.