Restorative Justice succeeds because of the energy and passion of its volunteers, and the overwhelming support of the community and community organizations. Restorative justice programs such as this one thrive because of the commitment the community has shown for addressing struggles with local crime, and those who commit the offenses. Consider supporting the program by donating your time, talents and energy. By volunteering, you help build a stronger, safer community that works to restore victim well-being and intervene early in the lives of offenders in your community.
Consider becoming involved as a trained Mediator for victim/ offender conferencing workshops. Explore the possibilities as a trained Accountability Mentor for young offenders, or a Community Service Provider where a young offender can work within the community to make amends.
If you have experienced crime and are interested, and willing, to share your story, consider volunteering as a member of our Victim Empathy Panel.
Restorative Justice concepts have many applications within schools and the community. Our staff can provide additional information and training about restorative practices in businesses, agencies, or service settings at your next meeting.
If you have other talents or resources to contribute to the program , please contact our office directly at 715-835-6521.