First Steps

Restorative Justice processes are different than the cultural understanding of crime and punishment. The focus is on what harm was done to the community, and how can that harm now be repaired?

Observing a conference will offer you the opportunity to see this process in action. In the conference you will observe the role of community member and facilitator, and how the process works.

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.