David Saunier

Director, Central Virginia Restorative Justice

The Central Virginia Restorative Justice program in Charlottesville, VA, continues to grow. Initially I worked with the juvenile courts where I initiated the process with “support and accountability conferences” in which victims and offenders meet. The conference may also include parents and community members where appropriate. At the end of every meeting, a plan of repair is mapped out, and passed on to the judge for approval.

In June of 2005 after two years of planning, Central Virginia Restorative Justice also began accepting case referrals from the Charlottesville General District Court.