Restorative Justice: Push for Active Accountability

“[Restorative justice] is a very radical idea. Binabasag nito ang nakasanayan na sistema na ang pagkulong ay punishment. Na ang solusyon sa krimen at krimenalidad ay ang pagpaparusa sa mga taong nakalabag dito,” said Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines Episcopal Commission on Prison Pastoral Care (CBCP ECPPC) national coordinator Gerry Bernabe.

(Restorative justice is a very radical idea. It challenges the long withstanding system of imprisonment as punishment; that criminal offenders must be punished for their crimes through imprisonment.)