RICE LAKE: The Restorative Justice Program (BCRJP), based in Barron County, is a departure from the traditional ways of the justice system.
Although multi-faceted, at the core of restorative justice are three principles: 1.) to get the offenders to understand the full impact of their behavior, 2.) to empower victims in their search for closure to the crime perpetrated on them, and 3.) to promote restitution to victims and communities.
Examples of the restorative justice design include facilitated Victim-Offender Conferences, Teen Courts, Victim Impact Panels and Restorative Discipline in the Schools.