Restorative Justice Programs
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.
- 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
- Flowchart - Referring a Case to the Restorative Justice Program