Restorative Justice program in Rapid City is featured

In a legal system that focuses on crime as an offense against the state – not an individual – the voices of crime victims are frequently unheard, according to Mark Umbreit, founder of the Center for Restorative Justice & Peacemaking at the University of Minnesota’s School of Social Work.

Umbreit was in Rapid City recently to train case leaders for the local Center for Restorative Justice.

“Conflict is endless,” said Umbreit, who has witnessed the evolution of Restorative Justice over the past four decades as it has emerged as an internationally accepted way of resolving conflict by creating a situation in which those who cause injury can meet the injured and learn firsthand the harm they have caused.

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