Don Butler on restorative justice as justice for all: what it is, what it does, what the future may hold

This award-winning Ottawa Citizen series by Don Butler highlights with vivid examples and legal critique how the concept of ‘restorative justice’ is reshaping the way we think about criminals and crime. In eight parts it explores: the origins and aims of restorative justice; a program that applies this to serous crime; a project that takes on juvenile offenders; roots of reconciliation in Aboriginal sentencing circles; healing dimensions for victims, with victim-offender mediation in a prison setting; breaking the prison code in a program that challenges inmates’ values; the case against restorative justice; an what the future was thought to hold back in 2004.

Ottawa Citizen Series on Restorative Justice by Don Butler