The Academy’s Youth Restorative Justice and Trafficking Prevention Initiative supplies its members with tools to bring about or enhance existing youth restorative practices in their communities. These tools include sample laws and policies, educational materials, persuasive research and data, and training materials regarding restorative practices. To prevent vulnerable youth from being trafficked, the Academy’s initiative also equips restorative justice facilitators with training to identify victims of trafficking and to educate youth about trafficking.

What is Restorative Justice?

In contrast to the often more punitive and expensive traditional criminal justice approach, Restorative Justice is a theory of justice that focuses on repairing harm and building relationships, with a particular focus on transformation of people, relationships and communities. Accountability is fundamental to restorative justice.