Source: (2002) Saint Paul, MN: University of Minnesota, School of Social Work, Center for Restorative Justice & Peacemaking.

The Citizens, Victims, & Offenders Restoring Justice Project was designed to bring together crime victims, offenders, and community members to address the causes and consequences of crime in personal dialogues. The project at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Lino Lakes took place over three months. Dialogues occurred in a circle process with the assistance of facilitators. Facilitators even shared personal experiences related to incidences of violence or loss in their own lives. Participants completed surveys before and after the project to measure desired outcomes, and the meetings were audio-taped with the consent of the participants. Organized into case studies, this document presents the key findings of the project based on the completed surveys, tapes of the meetings, and observe notes.

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