A trained facilitator will meet with you and your family or support persons. It is important that you know your role in the process and that you have accepted accountability for the actions that have caused the harm and you are willing to make things right for the person harmed. By accepting accountability for your actions and working to repair the harm caused, you have an opportunity to avoid getting a criminal record.
The facilitator will ask you:
- What happened?
- What were you thinking of at the time?
- What have you thought about since?
- Who has been affected by what you have done? In what way have they been affected?
- Are you willing to discuss being accountable for harm caused?
- In what ways could the harm be repaired and how could things be made right?
- Have you taken any steps to repair the harm up to this point?
Following this first meeting with the facilitator, if you are in agreement, steps will be made to set up a conference with you and your family or support person, the person who has been harmed and their family or support person, the police officer who referred the case, two facilitators and any other individuals such as victim support services or community members who are deemed important to be present to complete the restorative justice process.