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I believe that Restorative Justice can help prisoners from reoffendingSome of the things I am going to look at in this essay are some reasonswhy prisoners reoffend how restorative justice can aid in therehabilitation process some of the values prisoners need to adoptwhilst in prison some of the reasons prisoners reoffend how theenvironment of the jail can be improved and some statistics to show thereoffending rates and how restorative justice is preventing prisonersfrom reoffending Restorative Justice intends to repair harm for the offender and thevictim It changes peoples perceptions on criminals why they act acertain way or why they commit a certain crime It also changes ourviews and how we should respond Restorative justice aims to redefinepeoples definition of punishment as well as the underlying principlesby which someone commits a crime It can also make the victim andoffender aware of whom they have affected Our prison system at themoment punishes with brutality and does not forgive It is a viciouscycle and the system can take a toll on prisoners It is a belief thatretributive justice is the way to treat people It can break people tothe point where they cannot think for themselves I believe over timerestorative justice is being more widespread and well-known Thereforemore places are implementing it into their program The use ofrestorative change is promoting a systemic change to the CriminalJustice System The statistics prove that it is effective in preventingprisoners from reoffending Restorative justice is can also give theoffender that wants to make a lifestyle change and make things right afair chance to do so The legislation acts that back restorative justice in Victoria is theChildren Youth and Family Act 2005 and the Courts LegislationNeighbourhood Justice System Act 2006 The Courts Legislation Act 2006states the court can only refer juveniles upon whom it is consideringimposing a sentence of probation or a youth supervision order Theparties that must attend a conference are the child the childs legalpractitioner the conference conveyor and the
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