Restorative Justice

The Restorative Justice Program is a service of the Clay County Attorney's Office. The program's primary purpose is to engage those harmed by crime or conflict and those responsible for the harm. This is done by providing an opportunity to communicate, which allows everyone affected to be a partner in repairing the harm and finding a positive way to move forward.

The program:
  • Provides the opportunity for everyone who has been directly or indirectly involved in a crime to have a voice in how to repair the harm that was caused
  • Gives communities the opportunity to be involved in the justice process
  • Allows individuals and communities to seek justice in a restorative way
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Benefits to Participating in Restorative Justice
If you are an offender, restorative justice allows you to:
  • Assume accountability for your actions
  • Hear how your actions affected others
  • Apologize to the victim
  • Have a voice in deciding how the harm should be repaired
  • Begin the process of restoring trust
If you are a victim, restorative justice allows you to:
  • Have an opportunity to be heard
  • Tell the offender how you and others have been affected
  • Have a voice in deciding how the harm should be repaired
  • Have any questions answered about the crime, such as:
    • Was I targeted?
    • Will it happen again?
    • Am I safe?
Contact Information
To learn more about the referral process, please contact the Clay County Restorative Justice Program by calling 218-299-5213.

Mission Statement
The Restorative Justice Program aims to restore victims of crime as much as possible, encourages accountability from the person who caused the harm and promotes safe and secure communities.