Program Models

The Clay County Restorative Justice Program offers four Restorative Justice Models:

Victim/Offender Conference


  • Conducted by a trained Restorative Justice Program Facilitator
  • Victim is interested in participating in the process
  • Circle process occurs between the victim and youth who committed the offense
  • An agreement is reached to restore relationships, repair harm and prevent further criminal behavior

Community Conference


  • Conducted by a trained Restorative Justice Program Facilitator
  • Victim is unable to participate, or no direct victim is identified
  • Circle process occurs with the youth who committed the offense and community volunteers
  • An agreement is reached to restore relationships, repair harm and prevent further criminal behavior

Youth Conference


  • A collaboration with Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota (LSSND)
  • Facilitated by LSSND staff 
  • Circle process involving the youth and trained volunteers who are under 18 years old
  • Volunteers, along with LSSND staff, work with the youth to discuss the incident, explore the impact and create a plan to move forward while holding the youth accountable

Victim Impact Course


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