Restorative Justice and Dialogue

Using practices from the restorative justice field, Green OMEGA, l3c convenes and facilitates dialogue among individuals with disparate as well as similar interests to increase the capacity and ability of individual entities to achieve collectively desired results. In situations where there is often conflict, tension, confusion, and separation, Green OMEGA’s facilitation can bring agreement, unity, and can help to mend broken or fragmented relationships.

What is Restorative Justice?

Broadly defined, restorative justice is theory and practice. The theory is based on the premise that those most affected by an event, decision, or actions of another should have opportunities to collectively discuss and define its impact. It is these stakeholders who should determine steps to best repair the harm, address needs and obligations, and improve outcomes.

Restorative justice practices and processes preserve or transfer decision-making power and authority back to those most affected by an event or decision. They encourage direct dialogue to (1) collectively identify how an event, decision, or individual action(s) have affected others, (2) support accountability and responsibility, and (3) work to address or redress the self-defined needs of participants that have arisen as a result of the event. The process is respectful to all parties involved.