Crime is a violation of people and relationships. It creates obligations to make things right. Justice involves the victim, the offender, and the community in a search for solutions which promote repair, reconciliation, and reassurance.
Restorative justice also means being embarrassed to live in a state that locks up more juveniles per capita than any other state in the country. Are things really more dangerous in South Dakota than they are in New Jersey? Who benefits from this policy? Now is the time to gather evidence, be passionate, and make your voice heard… You know what to do. Why not do it?