Essential Elements for Non-Punitive Accountability: a Workbook for Understanding Alternative Responses to Campus Gender-Based Violence

Community of Practice: Towards a Justice that Heals.

Despite institutional interest in restorative justice practices, many misconceptions remain. There is simultaneously a lack of foundational principles to guide the appropriate use of these practices in campus sexual violence cases and not enough data to support the creation of formalized best practices. As such, the Towards a Justice That Heals: Principles for Non-Punitive Accountability guide will endeavour to more clearly define what non-punitive accountability practices in response to campus sexual violence are—and what they are not—and generate minimum standards to ensure their appropriate use. It complements the tool being created by the Working with People Who Have Caused Harm Community of Practice.