These articles address restorative responses to these issues.
Environmental crime harms communities and the people living in them in multiple ways. These articles discuss the potential of restorative justice as a response.
Nevertheless, a lawyer can be an important safeguard against due process and human rights violations. Domestic violence presents unique challenges and opportunities to restorative justice practitioners.
On one hand, the restorative process of taking responsibility, addressing past harm and planning for a better future can look very much like domestic violence syndrome.
On the other, restorative responses can offer alternatives to a victim who has kept silence out of fear that the abuser will be arrested and the family's means of support ended. The consequences of driving while intoxicated can be profound and devastating, and yet the culpability of the driver is related to the decision to drive while impaired -- the harm caused was not the result of a deliberate attempt to cause harm.