Every society has laws to regulate behavior
between people. In some ways, laws provide us minimum guidelines for
living together safely. Yet when someone breaks a law, that person violates
not only a rule, but often a relationship or another person (the victim,
families, or the community in general). Ultimately, it's the violation of
another person that is the real harm.
Our program applies the principles
and practice of restorative justice in our community's response
to crime. How do we do this? By holding offenders constructively accountable.
By addressing victims' needs. By seeking support from families and a concerned