SLRJP builds community by involving the victim, offender, family, and community in solutions to repair harm and promote healing.
Thank you to the 52 individuals who donated $6,650 to SLRJP in 2013. This program was created and is sustained by our community.
Seward Longfellow Restorative Justice Partnership receives referrals from the Minneapolis Police Department and Hennepin County Attorney's Office for teens committing lower level offenses (e.g. theft, shoplifting, property damage) in Seward and Longfellow.
We use a restorative conference process to help teens reflect on the impact of their actions on those directly harmed, themselves, their parents and the community.
Our program was founded in 2004, when neighborhood residents got together to build a safer and stronger community by responding to harm through direct and meaningful conversations with youth.
As we gear up to celebrate our 10th anniversary, we at the Seward Longfellow Restorative Justice Partnership want to thank you for helping us reach this milestone.
We couldn’t have made it so far, or helped so many people, without your support.
As of October 2013, 138 youth have completed the program, resulting in 169 apologies to those harmed, almost 900 hours of volunteer service to the community and $5,700 in financial restitution to victims.
With your generosity, the Seward Longfellow Restorative Justice Partnership is able to have conversations with youth that lead to important life lessons. Teen participants discover the consequences of their actions and how to repair the harm they caused.
Recent restorative conferences include successful outcomes like these:
Thank you for making the work of transforming your community possible.
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2013 Annual budget: $45,000
The total cost to support one youth from referral through completion of the program is about $750. In comparison, administrative costs for police, courts and prosecution is $3,498 per offense in 2007 dollars.
We save taxpayers $2,700 per youth referred to SLRJP instead of court!