Lance Kelley, the Court Diversion probation officer who oversees conferences between offenders and victims, said they are a key part to the success of the program.
â€œVictims take an active role in the process, while offenders are held responsible for their actions and try to repair the harm they’ve done by apologizing, returning stolen money, or performing community service,â€ he said.
Among the successes of the past 15 years are:
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