Community volunteers are essential to the process of Restorative Justice. There are two ways we utilize volunteers.
Representatives in Community Group Conferences
As a Community Group Conference Representative, you will be called upon to sit in on a circle meeting involving juvenile offenders and victims. Your role is to explain how crime affects the greater community and what needs to be done to repair the harm caused by the criminal offense.
Take a look at the Circle Orientation Guide (PDF) for more information on the process.
Mentors for Community Work Service Events
As a Community Work Service Mentor, you will participate in events as your schedule allows you to work alongside juveniles who have been ordered to complete hours through the courts. We work at many sites throughout Winona and always enjoy having extra hands to help us help the community.
To become a community volunteer with the Restorative Justice Program, please complete the volunteer application and email Katie Illies and Kylie Davison.
If you are interested in one-on-one mentoring with Restorative Justice, please visit the Mentoring Page.
Once an application is received, it will be reviewed by program staff and you will be contacted within five business days. If you have any questions, call 507-457-6470 and ask to speak with a Restorative Justice Coordinator or email Katie Illies and Kylie Davison.