Making A Referral

What situations are appropriate for restorative justice?

The situations that are most appropriate for restorative justice are those in which:

  • The person responsible is willing to explore the specific ways they contributed to the harm
  • The person harmed is willing to explore healing and safety rather than just punishment 
  • Everyone is willing to be open, honest and engaged

If these three things are true, then any situation can be referred for restorative justice. Upon receiving a referral, the CVCJ team will consult with the referral source and potential participants to determine if CVCJ can accept the referral.

To find out more or make a referral, please call CVCJ at

(434) 260-0322 or email