Prevention & Intervention

Prevention & Intervention Services

Restorative Justice Services are available to at-risk populations as an immediate response to risky behavior. Our prevention services are most often focused on juveniles and young adults through school and community efforts. We work with local school districts to provide community prevention services and outreach.

Prevention services are direct, focusing on the personal and community impact of risky behavior. In collaboration with community efforts, public safety can be improved, and individuals can live healthier lives. The Restorative Services Center provides a neutral space where participants can ask questions and express themselves without the risk of punishment, while credentialed staff and volunteers can provide resources and context for further ongoing help if there are concerns.

 

  • Direct School Programming (see School Partnerships)
  • Teen Traffic Violations
  • Controlled Substance & Alcohol Abuse

Our referral-based intervention 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 use, and poisoning, cigarette/vaping use, distracted driving topics, 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.

 

  • Victim Empathy
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Controlled Substance & Alcohol
  • Underage Consumption
  • Partner/Family Conflict
  • Victim Impact Panel
  • Multiple/Criminal OWI
  • Teen Traffic Violations
  • Retail Theft
  • Thefts/Roberry
  • Victim Offender Conferencing
  • Community Service Opportunities
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Victim Impact Panel

After an OWI, drugged driving, or distracted driving offense, the Victim Impact Panel provides education and awareness to prevent car crashes and divert risky behavior on the road. The panel features speakers who have been directly impacted by a car crash caused by impaired or distracted driving. Speaking illustrates the real consequences of risky and ultimately preventable choices.

 

“Repairing harm is more than doing your time and doing what you’re required, but it’s about understanding your effect on people and the community around you.”

- Participant from a Victim Empathy Session