Why Refer

Why Refer

Posted on: October 19, 2020

Why should a referring agent refer a student who has been criminally charged to either Teen Court or to Sentencing Circles? Five reasons: (1) the data tells us that after completing a restorative justice program the student is far less likely to reoffend; (2) we make the judicial process easier ...
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Why Volunteer

Posted on: October 18, 2020

Most of our volunteers are peers of the students referred to us. Why do they do it? Imagine you are parents of a college-bound student. Imagine that that child made a mistake like bringing a Swiss Army Knife to school. This is illegal in North Carolina. Or, maybe you’re the parent ...
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Why Restorative Justice

Posted on: October 16, 2020

Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote often of an intrinsic unity binding all humanity. We never feel that unity more strongly than when we help others, especially people we hardly know. That is why community service is the most important component of a restorative justice program. These experiences reveal to the students ...
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What is Restorative Justice?

Posted on: October 14, 2020

Restorative Justice is difficult to define, which is what justifies this blog. We will spend posts continually exploring the concept. Partly that is because each student who goes through the program experiences it in his or her own way. Each can offer their own definition. And that is the beauty ...
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Who We Are, What We Do, And Why We Do It

Posted on: October 13, 2020

My name is Rick Abrams. I am the Programs Manager at Vantage Pointe. Vantage Pointe is a philanthropic organization guided by a vision of  “a community united by our differences.”  It’s a paradox that our differences can be the very source of our unity. We tend to think the opposite. But ...
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