“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.”
— Margaret Mead
The field of restorative practice is a constantly evolving one and we find more and more situations in which to apply restorative principles – schools, the work place, the larger community, health care, etc. Our core programs are:
In collaboration with our community partners, OCRJC is committed to providing a trauma-informed restorative justice process for victims, families, and community by creating a confidential, safe and supportive environment where people can share their experience, feelings and address their needs.
Panels work with pre-adjudicated offenders, those on probation, or people on a pre-charge basis. The key element is the willingness to accept responsibility and participate in a plan to resolve harm and restore relationships.
CoSA – Circles of Support and Accountability is program run by the staff and trained community volunteers , who “walk with” individuals leaving incarceration to ensure their safe reintegration and adjustment to the community.
OCRJC host community discussions, on varying topics related to Restorative Justice. Family Group Conferencing and other services may also be available.