Contract with a government agency

Another option is for a restorative justice service provider to contract with a correctional institution or other public agency and to be paid by the city, county or state in which the agency is located. The organization then provides restorative justice services to those whom the agency designates.

Donations and private funding

A non-profit restorative justice provider may support itself by soliciting donations and also providing services based on a sliding scale tied to ability to pay. The clients of this type of organization might be those who are referred through public agencies as well as private clients who seek restorative justice services.

Giving up quid pro quo

One of the more interesting means of monetizing restorative justice services is the arrangement that offers services in return for little or no direct fee or payment arrangement, and instead relies largely on the generosity of people who admire the work of the organization and want to support it. This is how the Georgia Justice Project (GJP) is funded.

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