Restorative Justice History
Our RJ Pilot Project in SB based on nationwide VORP (Victim/Offender Reconciliation Project) with referrals from SB County Probation.
CSC sponsors RJ Training in Family Group Conferencing (FGC) with Allan McRae of New Zealand.
Part of New Vistas/Probation contract in SB, providing RJ FGCs for teen clients referred by probation officers.
Provided FGCs, Victim/Offender mediations, in North County; funded by California Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Act.
Co-chaired the creation of North County Restorative Justice Task Force, and sponsored the 1st RJ Symposium.
2nd RJ Symposium in Santa Maria, focused on Restorative Justice practices in schools. Provided RJ training and technical assistance at FitzGerald School in Santa Maria.
3rd RJ Symposium in Santa Maria
South County RJ Task Force organized in Santa Barbara. County-wide RJ Symposium. More FGC training with Allan MacRae of New Zealand; trainees include sheriffs and county mental health staff.
Lompoc RJ Task Force begins to organize. Stakeholders trained for the launch of Restorative Justice Partnership Initiative (RJPI), serving juvenile offenders and their victims.
Began implementation of RJPI, receiving referrals of cases by Lompoc Police Department and SB County Sheriffs Department.
RJ becomes a main theme of City of Santa Maria's "Future Search: Collaboration on Youth Violence" conference. Workgroup merges with local RJ Task Force. RJ referrals start coming from Probation Dept.