Once the offender and the people affected agree upon a suitable course of action, this resolution plan is put in a contract and signed by those involved. The person who caused the harm is responsible for honoring the contract within a specific timeline.

Restorative Justice is divided in two programs: RESTORE, which is intended for shoplifting offenses, and Restorative Justice Conferencing Program, which is for other infractions like theft, criminal mischief, trespassing and other offenses.

Of all the participants in the RJCP, 98.3 percent said they were happy with the experience and 99.6 percent from the RESTORE program said the same thing, according to last year’s Restorative Justice Performance Measurements

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