We feel that the restorative justice program is such a positive way to encourage and direct young people who make poor choices at some point in their lives. It’s a way to help them change the path that they might be taking, and the people involved are obviously very interested and committed to helping them make those changes.
The focus of Restorative Justice is not punitive, but rather on addressing and resolving the underlying issues and conflict inherent in a dispute. Full Circle conference facilitators are trained to reach an understanding of the situation. Facilitators mediate conflict and develop a written agreement which addresses the issues and focuses on repairing the harm done — by means of restitution, community service, and other sanctions.