The RJ Network
RJ City has replaced its criminal justice system with a restorative justice Network. This section offers an overview of the Network as well as a detailed look at key parts.
Here is a bird's eye view of the key parts of the restorative justice Network.
RJ City’s response to crime relies on a number of diverse and dynamic programmes, systems, processes, boards, committees, movements, efforts, organizations, agencies, funds, neighbourhoods, families, individuals, and so forth. For convenience, these are called programmes.
The programmes, services and institutions that make cooperative and adjudicative conflict resolution processes available are referred to as the Resolution Sphere.
The programmes, services and institutions that assist victims and offenders, serve communities affected by crime, and strengthen the capacity of citizens to build harmonious communities are referred to as the Community Building Sphere.
In RJ City, public safety is understood to be achieved through a mixture of community peace and governmentally-imposed order. To the extent that community members accept and practice shared norms, there is no need for enforcement. If a significant proportion of a community does not accept the norms reflected in criminal laws, order may need to be restored through the use of force.
The Hub is the Network’s coordination centre. It provides oversight and leadership within the Network in several ways.
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