SB 154
Establishes and defines restorative justice conferences
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Last Action:
1/30/2017 - Hearing Conducted S Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2017

Current Bill Summary

SB 154 - This act creates a procedure by which criminal offenders may participate in a restorative justice process as a condition of probation, and describes the rights and responsibilities of offenders, victims, and other participates in the process. The restorative justice process includes discussion facilitated by a court-appointed mediator between the offender and the victim, victim's representatives and supporters. Offenders are not eligible to participate in the restorative justice process if they are convicted of crimes requiring registry as a sexual offender, or crimes involving domestic violence, stalking, or violating an order of protection.

The act also creates the "Restorative Justice Fund" and imposes a filing fee of one dollar in most civil and criminal cases for deposit in the fund.