First Steps

Restorative Justice processes are different from the cultural understanding of crime and punishment. Instead of focusing on justice through punishment, Restorative Justice focuses on the harm that was done to the community and how that harm can be repaired.

Observing a conference will offer you the opportunity to see this process in action. In the conference, you will gain a better understanding of how the Restorative Justice process works by observing the role of community member and facilitator.

Once you have observed your first conference, you will meet with staff to discuss your interests.

To schedule your observation, send an email to, or call into the office (612) 746-0780.