Marathon County Restorative Justice
Marathon County Restorative Justice is a program of Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin.
It has an advisory board of community members and is run by team members and volunteers who seek to provide services that increase offender accountability and divert youth from further justice involvement, increase resources to the youth and their families to reduce risk and build protective factors and provide important assistance and restitution to crime victims.
Victims of crime are central to the process and are given a voice to express their thoughts and feelings as to how they have been affected. They become a part of the judicial process by being able to construct an agreement with the offender as to how the offender will make up for the wrongdoing.
Referral sources include Marathon County Department of Social Services, municipal and circuit courts, law enforcement, schools, victims and parents. Typical cases include theft, shoplifting, damage to property and disorderly conduct.