Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper to the community explaining the restorative justice process. Include the following in your paper:
- Explain the process of restorative justice and why it is used in the criminal justice system.
- Explain how the damage of a crime can go beyond the immediate victim.
- Describe how the restorative justice process differs from contemporary criminal justice processes.
- Reflect on how the restorative justice process can benefit the offender, the victim and the community.
Include at least two (2) references to support the information in your paper.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.