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Victim-Initiated Restorative Practices

Crime damages people, communities and relationships. If crime is about harm, then the justice process should emphasize repairing the harm.

Restorative practices encourage offenders to take responsibility for their actions and to repair the harm caused to the victim and community. Victims and the community assist in setting the terms of accountability and monitoring and supporting completion of the offender's obligation. In the end, the offender is held accountable to the victim, community and state.

For more information about victim-initiated restorative processes, contact the Restorative Justice Program at 651-361-7574 or send an email to

Apology Letters

Victim Offender Dialogue

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