Source: (2001) Saint Paul, MN: University of Minnesota, School of Social Work, Center for Restorative Justice & Peacemaking.

The Minnesota Correctional Facility in Shakopee is the only correctional facility in the state designed to house adult women felons. The Citizens, Victims, & Offenders Restoring Justice Project at MCF-Shakopee was a nine-week pilot project designed to bring crime victims, offenders, and community members together to address the causes and consequences of crime in personal dialogues. Dialogues occurred in a circle process with the assistance of facilitators. Participants completed surveys before and after the project to measure desired outcomes. This document presents the key findings of the project based on the completed surveys.

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