Restorative Justice-based Services

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Restorative Justice-based practices help youth understand the impact of their decisions, encourages accountability and provides them with the opportunity to begin repairing harm that may have been caused as a result of negative decisions. Services may include, but are not limited to, restorative conferencing services, victim impact/decision and impact classes, community restorative projects and theft prevention.

Another part of the restorative justice-based services is the Victim Offender Conference. A Victim Offender Conference is a face-to-face meeting, in the presence of a trained facilitator, between the offender, the victim of a crime, and community members.  In the meeting, the offender and the victim can talk to each other about what happened, the effects of the crime on their lives, and their feelings about it. The group creates a mutually agreeable plan to repair any damages that occurred as a result of the crime.

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