Community members are the key components of our community conferencing process. Through restorative justice, community has a voice in addressing crime in their midst. They participate in a discussion with offenders which is a facilitated conversation. The community member will be able to speak about the impact from their perspective both as an individual and a member of the community. Together with the offenders they will co-create an agreement to repair the harm to the extent possible.
If you are a new volunteer interested in taking part in a conference as a community member, click here for First Steps you can take to participate! New community members are also paired with a Mentor, or an experienced volunteer, to further learn and understand our Restorative Justice processes.