1. Guidance

  1. Download and read the Forgiveness and Justice – Instructions document.
  2. Read the learning outcomes and then scroll down to access the learning materials.
  3. Please note that the lesson plans should be delivered in sequence.

2. Learning outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • explain the process of Restorative Justice
  • identify the key needs of victims and offenders when taking part in the process
  • describe the personal experiences of two victims and an offender who have taken part in Restorative Justice
  • differentiate between Restorative Justice and Criminal Justice

Lesson Plans

Lesson 1. Introduction to Restorative Justice

Lesson objectives:

    1. To be able to explain the principles of Restorative Justice and the impact it can have on victims and offenders.
    2. To be able to explain the needs of victims and offenders in Restorative Justice.

Key vocabulary:

  • Restorative Justice, restitution

Introduction to Restorative Justice

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Lesson Plan
Student Booklet
Powerpoint

Lesson 2: Margaret Foxley’s journey towards Restorative Justice

Lesson objectives:

  1. To be able to explain the personal experience of someone who has been through the Restorative Justice process.

Key vocabulary:

  • Restorative Justice conference, empowering

Margaret Foxley’s story:

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Lesson Plan
Student Booklet
Powerpoint

Lesson 3: How does Restorative Justice differ from criminal justice?

Lesson objectives:

    1. To be able to explain the differences between Restorative Justice and Criminal Justice.
    2. To be able to explain the key experiences of an offender who has been through the Restorative Justice process.

Key vocabulary:

  • Criminal Justice, violation

Will Riley and Peter Woolf’s story:

Click on the buttons below to download Lesson 3 documents:

Lesson Plan
Student Booklet
Powerpoint

Explore further education resources:

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