Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections


504 Mayflower Street
Baton Rouge, LA, 70802

Restorative Justice is a theory of justice that emphasizes repairing the harm caused or revealed by criminal behavior. The Restorative Justice model starts with the fact that an offenderís crime harmed someone and maintains that the offender should be led toward accepting responsibility for the crime and taking some action to mitigate its harm, if not to the victim directly, then to the larger community. The offender is encouraged to earn a place as a contributing member of society and is simultaneously helped by institutional staff, probation and parole officers and volunteers to prepare for a successful return to the community. Over the years, offenders have had a role in repairing communities as members of carefully screened and selected work crews, providing basic maintenance and clean-up of schools, playgrounds and other public venues. Offenders organizations in state prisons raise and distribute tens of thousands of dollars each year in support of childrenís groups and victim advocacy groups. These efforts are a natural extension of the Departmentís commitment to assisting victims, supporting community needs and offering offenders opportunities to change. Copied from organization web page.

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