Lutheran Social Services Restorative Justice
Victim Empathy Seminars
This seminar promotes empathy and understanding by teaching offenders about the human consequences of crime. During the class, offenders are encouraged to accept responsibility for their past harmful actions. At the conclusion of the class, the offender writes a letter of apology to their victims.
The seminar is designed to help the offender:
Learn how their actions impacted their victim(s), their family and the community;
Accept responsibility and become accountable for their actions;
Develop ways to respond to their victim with sincere understanding and concern;
Develop personal safety skills that focus on crime prevention;
Identify ways to better contribute to the community.
- Who benefits from restorative justice?
- Accountability Conferences
- Victim services
- Adult offenders
- School programs
- Community Circles
- Make a difference
Joel Friesz, Program Director
4720 7th Ave. S. Suite B
Fargo, ND 58103