• The Center for Restorative Youth Justice is a nonprofit who works in partnership with the community to create meaningful accountability processes and restorative community connections as an alternative to the traditional juvenile justice system.

    At CRYJ:
    • Justice resources are focused on those who have been harmed (vs. what law was broken)
    • Conversations with victims and community members allow youth to focus on what steps are needed to repair that harm (vs. inflicting punishment) allowing victims and youth to move forward
    • We believe that youth are valuable assets who represent the future of our community
  • Victim Impact Program (VIP)

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    The goal of the Victim Impact Program (VIP) is to provide a timely, sensitive, victim-focused justice response for all victims of juvenile crime. The programs’ focus is to improve the victims experience with the justice process thus reducing the consequences of the victimization. The program provides a voice for each victim through their Victim Impact Statement, and offers the opportunity to meet face-to-face with their offender through Victim Offender Conferencing and provide court accompaniment where appropriate. Information and referral resources are provided to every victim contacted.

    This program is offered in partnership with Flathead County Youth Court Services. The VIP is a way for Flathead County to clearly demonstrate that this community is concerned about people victimized by crime and takes their needs seriously.