Support Programs with a Restorative Justice Philosophy
Community Peace Circles
RJE is available to facilitate peaceful dialogue to help promote mutual understanding and peaceful alternatives to violent responses among community members who are in conflict. Community peace circles work to bring all involved parties toward resolution through respectful and effective communication.
Sharing Circles at many elementary schools in Evanston are being run once a week with several classes to give children the tools for better communication.
Evanston Police Department - Family Group Conferencing
After a thorough discussion of the impact of the offense on those present, the victim is asked to identify desired outcomes from the conference and thus helps to shape the obligations placed on the youth offender. The session ends with participants signing an agreement detailing their expectations and commitments.
The Evanston Police Department Restorative Justice Program* encourages outcomes that promote responsibility, accountability, reparation, and healing for the entire community. The program is run by Patrice Quehl and Arica Barton at Youth Services at EPD.
*To participate in EPD projects, you must live or work in Evanston/Skokie School Districts 65 or 202.