Victims of Crime and Restorative Justice

Restorative Justice Week aims to raise awareness of restorative justice approaches to crime. It is an annual event that runs nationally during the third week of November.

During National Restorative Justice Week, a conference is held where restorative justice professionals, Aboriginal restorative justice practitioners, scholars, public servants, and staff of agencies serving victims and offenders, and others, network, share best practices, attend workshops, and discuss developments in restorative justice.

Each Restorative Justice Week is organized around a theme. Past themes have included “fostering a restorative worldview,” “communities responding to human needs,” and “reflexions past, present and future” with workshops and discussion panels on related topics.

For more information about National Restorative Justice Week, please visit the Ministry of Justice’s Community Safety and Crime Prevention website and the Correctional Service of Canada’s Restorative Justice website.