Restorative justice is an approach to dealing with crime and conflict which focuses on identifying and repairing the harm caused to the victim(s) of crime. This approach often provides an opportunity for the crime victim to meet* with the perpetrator and have reasonably anticipated beneficial or therapeutic value to all participants.
*Meetings are requested or voluntarily agreed to by both parties. Both the victim and perpetrator may, at any point, withdraw from the process.
An overview of available programs & services is available here (pdf).
Read more about OVA's Juvenile Restorative Group Conferencing curriculum
Read more about the Victim Offender Dialogue program.