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.

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 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 Impact Panel

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 and distracted driving. Speaking illustrates the real consequences of risky and ultimately preventable choices.

After completing a PBT test, participants complete self-assessment forms before and after the session to reflect on their personal behavior and develop safety strategies. Referred individuals are often involved in ongoing treatment or court requirements. The panel provides a reason to commit to safer choices and context for why the community places obligations on OWI offenders to change their behavior.

Applying Restorative Justice philosophies and using a harm reduction model, the Victim Impact Panel by SCV Restorative Services addresses a spectrum of driving behaviors: Driving under the influence of alcohol, prescription medication or controlled substances, distracted driving and drowsy driving. The panel is used as an intensive intervention or a foundation for safety planning and positive behavior change.

Restorative Justice Services

Prevention

  • Direct School Programming
  • Teen Driving
  • Controlled Substance & Alcohol Abuse

Intervention

  • Victim Empathy
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Substance & Alcohol
  • Underage Consumption
  • Partner / Family Conflict
  • Victim Impact Panel
  • Multiple OWI
  • Teen Traffic
  • Retail Theft
  • Thefts Robbery

Reintegration

  • Victim Offender Conference
  • Community Service Opportunities