Source: (2002) Fresno, CA: Center for Peacemaking and Conflict Studies. Fresno Pacific University. Downloaded 2 October 2003.The Restorative Justice Committee in Fresno, California, consists of Ron Claassen (Center for Peacemaking and Conflict Studies), Charlotte Tilkes (Fresno County Sheriff’s Department), Phil Kader (Fresno County Probation Department), and Douglas E. Noll (attorney). They see the committee as an agent of change to cajole, persuade, and encourage the community to adopt restorative justice principles to address offenses, disputes, and conflicts. This document is a progress report on their meetings and efforts in 2001 to accomplish that purpose. It summarizes contacts the committee made with community leaders, endorsements for the Restorative Justice Framework, and restorative justice projects and programs begun in Fresno.