Reparative Probation

People who have been convicted of misdemeanors and sentenced to complete Reparative Probation work with the CJC in the community where the crime was committed to restore relationships and make amends to the people who may have been affected. In most cases, people who offend attend a Restorative Justice Panel meeting, where they meet with a group of trained community volunteers and victims, if any, to have a dialogue and collaborate to create an agreement that will help the person who offended to deepen his or her understanding of the harm, make amends to people who need it, make a positive connection with community and make a plan to not reoffend. The participant has two to three months to complete the agreement. When the agreement is completed,  the reparative part of their probation is satisfied.