"...a book to be savored. Each chapter provides a thoughtful and thought-provoking glimpse into critical challenges facing restorative justice." -- Daniel W. Van Ness, Prison Fellowship International
"...an excellent resource... manages to capture the essence of the many contested areas within RJ (restorative justice." -- Anna M. Eriksson, British Journal of Criminology
"All who are interested, who seek understanding of...restorative justice, must read and own this book. Get it now." -- Dan Okada, Critical Criminology, vol. 13, #2
"a book to be savored. Each chapter provides a thoughtful and thought-provoking glimpse into critical challenges facing restorative justice." -- Daniel Van Ness, Director, PFI Center for Justice and Reconciliation
"raises the most important questions in restorative justice today...assembles an impressive array of scholars and practitioners to answer them." -- Prof. David Karp, Skidmore College
About the Author
Howard Zehr is one of the founders of the restorative justice field, having directed the first victim offender reconciliation program (VORP) in the U.S. He is a Professor of Restorative Justice and co-director of the graduate Conflict Transformation Program at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) in Virginia. He is the author of the classic book "Changing Lenses: A New Focus for Crime and Justice," and editor of "The Little Books of Justice and Peacebuilding" series.
Barb Toews is a restorative justice practitioner, trainer and mediator, who was the founding director of a VORP in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She currently facilitates restorative justice programs in prisons through the Pennsylvania Prison Society, and she holds a masters degree in Conflict Transformation from EMU.