Please follow this link to the article, “What is restorative practices.”
This article explains many of the basic concepts of the new transdisciplinary field of “restorative practices.”
All restorative practices seek to build social-capital through engaging and participatory practices that seek to maximize people’s ability to play an active role in the decisions that affect them most.
Restorative practices significantly overlaps with the effort to build a more participatory society. For paresoc and anti-authoritarian organizers restorative practices directly challenges the efficacy of coercive and authoritarian practices in institutions such as criminal justice, education and business. Restorative practices also offers practical research-verified alternative processes that are being implemented around the world. It answers part of the question: “If not this then what?”