John Howard Society of Sault Ste. Marie & District

Restorative Justice Practices (fee for service)

Restorative Approach practices have been proven to be a valuable tool in reducing conflict and repairing harm across a diversity of groups and situations. These practices can have a positive effect in reducing the frequency and the severity of individuals becoming justice-involved while reducing costs and processing time. It is a process that invites all parties involved and affected by the conflict. The harmed and the harmer willingly participate in a conversation or circle, with the goal of repairing harm, and having each party feeling heard and validated. Both the harmed and the harmer rate restorative processes as fair and satisfying when resolving conflict. Restorative Practices can include a facilitator for two individuals or a large group. Examples of cases that can be referred are landlord/tenant, student/student, business/customer, and neighbour/neighbour. This program is offered on a fee-for-service basis.