The Faces of Restorative Justice

Every year our local LARJP has 70-80 cases brought into our offices and…

The offenders are often teens; the victims often older adults. The result is almost always the same… restorative, cleansing and therapeutic.

The Restorative Group Conferencing process at LARJP

 Holds youth accountable for the harm they caused to the victims, their families, and the community. When these teens complete the program successfully, they will have learned a valuable life lesson.
LightBlueDot Give you, the victim and the community an opportunity to get the answers you need when you are the target of a crime.
LightBlueDot Invite participants to be part of the healing process, where the group determines the restitution for the poor choice that was made by the youth(s).
LightBlueDot Inform the referring organization and the victim(s) when the agreed upon restitution has been completed, bringing closure to the case, and allowing the youth to accept accountability for their actions.

Circles in Schools

LARJP provides Circles in Schools to address the issues of truancy. This helps to keep youth in school and being able to continue their education.


“I would like to thank the volunteers and staff at the Lakes Area Restorative Justice Project. Almost four years ago your program helped me and some friends after we got in trouble with the Breezy Point police department. It was a wonderful and profound experience that sparked an interest in the law, and now I’m a law student going to school in the Twin Cities. I’d love to get into contact with the LARJP volunteers who worked with my case. It would be nice if I could thank them for their word and let them know that their efforts had a positive impact.”