Actions can’t be reversed
but there’s a process that can help you move forward.
If you’ve harmed someone, or know someone who has, you can help take responsibility through a facilitated dialogue process called “restorative justice conferencing” with those who’ve been affected.
No matter the offense, we provide opportunities for you to tell your part. If you want to make things right and make sure that the incident doesn’t happen again, restorative justice may help you and everyone involved move forward.
How does this process work?
What happens next?
- You will be assigned a professionally trained CCP volunteer facilitator who will contact you to schedule time to meet with you and your family.
- When you meet with the facilitator, you will talk about the incident and how to address the harm that you caused in a way that involves you and the other person.
- If the other person agrees to meet, you can participate in a facilitated face-to-face dialogue to help make things right.
Is the process safe?
- You are comfortable meeting with the other person.
- The facilitator has determined there is no potential harm or risk to either person.
- Both sides agree to be respectful and not cause any harm to the other person.
Do I get a chance to tell my story?
How will this process help me?
- Move towards making things right.
- Meet the needs of the person you harmed.
- Seek healing for the harms that contributed to the offending behavior.
- Transform blame and shame into responsibility.
- Fulfill the conditions that the court or your youth aid panel has given you.
- Establish a fresh start by putting the incident in the past.