Peacemaking courts provide a model to replace the limitations of the adversarial system with more comprehensive, harmonious and balanced solutions that integrate the repairing of harm, healing of relationships, restoration of the individual within their family and community, and redirection to a different path. Peacemaking honors 3 values intrinsic to tribal courts: “Three R’s”-Respect, Responsibility, and Relationship. We add a 4th R to these principles: Redirection…toward balance and harmony of healthy relationships. Peacemaking courts offer an effective antidote and contrast to the limitations of the sometimes adversarial court systems.
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