Restorative Justice

6.Restorative Justice

Restorative Justice - Text version

Restorative Justice

This infographic presents data collected via the 2016 National Justice Survey which explored restorative justice (RJ) (N= 2,019).

Canadians’ Familiarity with RJ

  • 52% low familiarity with RJ
  • 30% Moderate familiarity with RJ

RJ was defined as a process that provides supportive and safe opportunities for communication between those who are affected by an offence (victims, offenders, and/or community).

Views on RJ

  • A pie chart that displays 64% with a description below that says: 64% indicated that RJ should be available to all victims and offenders, regardless of the offence type, as long as both victim and offender want to take part in the process and the offender admits his or her guilt.
  • 87% indicated that victims should be able to meet with the offender and tell them about the impacts of the crime if they wish to do so.
  • 88% said that RJ would likely allow the offender to demonstrate accountability for their behaviour and the harm caused to a victim.
  • A pie chart that displays 62% with a description below that says: 62% thought that RJ would provide victims of crime with more satisfying and meaningful experience than the mainstream criminal justice system.