Lutheran Social Services Restorative Justice
Lutheran Social Services Restorative Justice creates safer communities statewide by bringing people together with trained facilitators in structured processes to resolve, reduce and prevent conflict. The program focuses on repairing the harm caused by crime, rather than just the legal violation of laws and rules.
Lutheran Social Services Restorative Justice encourages accountability, works to repair harm done to the victim and promotes safe and secure communities.
How does the process work?
Lutheran Social Services offers restorative justice programming throughout North Dakota. Cases involving youth offenders are referred by the Juvenile Courts or the North Dakota Division of Juvenile Services. Services involving adult offenders are available to those sentenced to the ND Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (DOCR).
Lutheran Social Services Restorative Justice offers facilitated face-to-face meetings between offenders and their individual or community victims as well as educational seminars for offenders.
- Who benefits from restorative justice?
- Accountability Conferences
- Victim services
- Adult offenders
- School programs
- Community Circles
- Victim Empathy Seminars
- Make a difference
Joel Friesz, Program Director
4720 7th Ave. S. Suite B
Fargo, ND 58103