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Restorative Justice Programs

About Restorative Justice

Restorative Justice Programs are programs used by tribes, ethnic groups and other communities using an often non-Western process that enables members of the group collectively to respond to and to repair the harm caused by a crime by talking about what happened, the crime's aftermath, and its implications for the future and then arriving at a consensus as to the appropriate consequences for the offender. Restorative Justice Programs include, but are not limited to, circle sentencing, family group conferencing, reparative boards, and victim/offender mediation.

Criminal Rule 11(i) and Delinquency Rule 23(f) authorize judges to refer cases to a restorative justice program unless the victim(s), the prosecutor, or the defendant(s) object to a referral. The referral enables the program participants to collectively propose sentencing requirements or to give other recommendations to the court.

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Forms

  • CR-805 Request for Documents Pursuant to Restorative Justice Program
  • CR-810 Intent to Conduct Restorative Justice Sentencing Proceeding
  • CR-820 Notification of Sentencing Pursuant to Restorative Justice Program
  • CR-825 Sentencing Recommendation Pursuant to Restorative Justice Program

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Agreements

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