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Processes for Resolving Referrals

Many kinds of restorative justice processes are used to resolve alternative measures/extrajudicial sanctions referrals. Some of the most common types include:

  • Victim-offender mediation, in which the victim and the accused person meet with a trained facilitator.
  • Community justice forums or youth justice forums, in which the victim(s), the accused person(s), and other community members who are relevant to the case meet with a trained facilitator. The facilitator uses a script during the meeting.
  • Community justice conferences, which can occur with adult accused persons. The victim(s) and the accused person(s) meet with a trained facilitator and additional professionals and community members who are relevant to the case.
  • Family group conferences, which can occur when the accused is a young person. The victim(s) and the accused person(s) meet with a trained facilitator and additional professionals and community members who are relevant to the case. Unlike community justice forums and youth justice forums, scripts are not used.
“Circles” are a generic name for processes to resolve a conflict or issue between an offender, a victim, and/or community members. Circles usually involve the accused, the victim, a facilitator, and a wide range of individuals such as family supporters, community members, professionals, and others. The people who participate and the procedures vary.

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