Restorative Justice connects the youth and the harmed party to create conditions that make the situation whole. Community volunteers, both youth and adult, the youth’s family and a skilled facilitator guide the process. Participants discuss the offense with the youth and harmed parties, ask questions, and form agreements on how the youth could take responsibility for his or her actions. These mutually formed agreements result in the formation of a comprehensive, collaborative plan of action that involves both parties and helps all leave stronger.
Successful completion of the program can result in the youth not having a formal court record.