Testimonials

These are the true testimonials of those who have participated in one of our programs and services.

Please note, due to confidentiality reasons, we will never use client names.

Responses from Victims:

“I had the unique opportunity to work with Restorative Justice when a young boy threatened the safety of the people in my business through a prank call…I am very thankful for Restorative Justice as if they were not there to facilitate this process, I would not have felt closure on an incident that was disturbing to my business and staff.  I also saw how it benefited the boy who was in the wrong be able to learn from his mistake and grow from it, which is truly the best case scenario. All of this was possible because of Restorative Justice and its amazing volunteers.  Thank you.”

-Local business owner


Responses from Restorative Justice Clients: 

"Sadly, instead of keeping it [graffiti] on paper and as an art, I was involved in defacing a building, which I deeply regret...Thanks to Restorative Justice who gave me a chance to not have a criminal record. I had a mentor that trusted me and believed in me. We would meet up for coffee and talk. He made me feel at ease and we became friends. I now hold down a full-time job, and I have a girlfriend and a wonderful family who supported me every inch of the way.”


"This program was an inspiration and a great opportunity"

Statistics 

The following statistics were gathered from the evaluation forms that clients are given upon completing their respective program.

In response to...

"I think the Community Accountability Panel members really listened to me and understood what I was trying to say,"

75% of respondents strongly agreed  

25% of respondents agreed 

"This process was valuable and/or helpful," 

50% of respondents strongly agreed

50% of respondents agreed

"It was tough to go through this process," 

50% of respondents strongly agreed 

37.2% of respondents agreed 

12.5% of respondents disagreed