Trauma-informed prosecution recognizes that individuals that interface with the criminal justice system may have histories of trauma. Beyond that, it appreciates the presence of trauma symptoms and takes into account the role that trauma plays in their lives. In my view, it goes hand in hand with Restorative Justice.
Restorative Justice recognizes that crime affects more than just the victim; it affects society at large. So Restorative Justice seeks to repair the harm done by the crime and transform lives of all involved through the reconciliation of offenders with victims and the community at large. Through this face-to-face process, victims are empowered and offenders take meaningful responsibility for their actions. Lives are changed for the better. That is why I push and work for Restorative practices in every system, especially our justice system.