Working with a youth who broke a window in a vehicle. JHS met with the youth and he took responsibility for the matter and agreed to pay restitution to the victim of $200 for the deductible.
In speaking with the victim he stated he wasn’t aware what JHS did, but we explained to him how we work for the victim, accused and community and hold people accountable for their actions.
The victim was very thankful for the work we do and said he would make a donation back to the JHS of $200 given we do great work and thanked us for keeping him in the loop on the matter.
a diversion client from over 20 years ago wrote this and donated in December 2019
" Thanks for helping me get on the right path, more than 20 years ago. I managed to avoid the criminal path. Now, as a successful professional, a parent of two, and a PhD candidate, I remember and recognize the value of restorative justice and hope more people can have access to it. "
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Hello, I took the anger management & women building healthy relationships course. I’ve learned a lot of key things from both the course, that I’ve involved in my daily life.
In anger management & women building healthy relationships, I’ve learned at time out plan that I do use when I start getting upset. It had caused a lot of fights from not happening and I even encouraged my sister and boyfriend to try it out. It’s something that has really helped me not explode so often. My time out plan is, ask my boyfriend or whoever I’m with if we can have an hour of are own time, I then go downstairs or take my puppy for a walk and think things out, when I’m ready I go back to ask whoever I’m arguing with if they’ve calmed down and are ready to talk, when ready to talk we do it calmly and resolve the situation in a better matter. I’ve also used a bit of the breathing exercises, every night before bed I do the breathing exercises where you close your eyes and clench all your muscle. I like this exercises because when I wake up in the morning I feel more refreshed and relaxed and not as mad. I also tried the couples yoga that was talked about with my boyfriend and it’s something fun we can both do together it’s even made us closer as a couple. Since I’ve been out of the course I’ve been better at understanding my needs and wants and how to keep so much stuff out of my funnel so I don’t get so angry and stressed out. Since the course I’ve found myself in less arguments, because I don’t use aggressive communication as much, I don’t let as much become a burden on me.
I didn’t have any flaws for these classes because they have helped me sincerely and the classes have changed my life right around for the better. I don’t feel like the person I was before the class, I feel less stressed, less mad and less of a burden, I know how to talk to people, I use most of the tools we learned in the classes in my daily life. I am very thankful I had the opportunity to take these classes because they have changed my life for the better. I will be recommending the classes to friends and family as they helped me so well and I’ve benefited from the class for the better.