Restorative Justice is available to at-risk populations as an immediate response to risky behavior. Prevention services are most often focused on juveniles and young adults through school and community efforts. SCV Restorative Justice works with local high schools to provide victim speakers at Mock Crashes and as a part of Driver’s Education.
In addition to community prevention services and outreach, our referral-based sessions address topics based on the specific experiences of the individuals in the group. While an individual may be referred for one specific issue, they participate in a session which addresses a myriad of issues, frequently including alcohol abuse and poisoning, impaired driving from alcohol, prescription medication and other drugs. Restorative Justice focuses on an agreement and commitment to positive behavioral change and safety planning before situations and habits escalate.
Prevention services are direct, focusing on the community impact of risky behavior. In collaboration with community efforts, public safety can be improved and individuals can live healthier lives. SCV Restorative Justice provides a neutral space where participants can ask questions and express themselves without the risk of further punishment, while staff and volunteers can provide resources and context for further help if there are concerns.