A trained facilitator will meet with you and your family or support person to ensure you understand the process, to help prepare you for a meeting with the person who harmed you and to answer any questions you or your family may have.
The facilitator will ask you:
- What happened?
- What impact has the incident had on you and those close to you? (Use “Impact of Crime” and “Big Picture Impact” charts as tools if needed).
- What has been the hardest thing for you?
- What would you like to say to the person who caused the harm?
- What do you think needs to happen to address the harm and make things right?
- Whose obligation is it to repair the harm?
- What will help you to feel safe and supported during the meeting with the person who has caused you the harm?
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 caused you harem and their family or support person, the police officer who referred your 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.