Sudbury District Restorative Justice offers a support group for students who have experienced harm in schools. This support group supports students who have experienced hate behaviours, physical or emotional assault, or have been the victim of bullies. We can also support in moments of grief.
Schools can contact SDRJ to arrange a Circle. Mediated by at least one trained SDRJ Mediator, and more as needed by group size, the goal of the Circle of Support is to show members that they are not alone in their pain, and build healthy, supportive relationships.
Circles usually last a month to two months of weekly meetings. Additional emotional support, if needed, can be sourced from community agencies. SDRJ will assist in making these referrals. No one is left dangling, needing services and not knowing where to go.