CVCJ provides a restorative justice (RJ) process as a diversion from criminal prosecution or in situations outside of the legal system. Anyone can reach out to CVCJ to ask about RJ–referral sources include people who have been harmed, people responsible for harm, prosecuting and defense attorneys, victims’ advocate groups, schools and prisons. The RJ process creates space for people to make amends directly to the people they have harmed. The process encourages accountability, supports healing, and builds relationships.
Central Virginia Community Justice explicitly names and aims to counter mass incarceration and racial disproportionality through the use of restorative justice. The program seeks to serve participants from all populations, particularly those who are often not well served by the criminal legal process.