NEIGHBORHOOD ACCOUNTABILITY BOARDS

Training opportunity on September 1st: Neighborhood Accountability Boards an Introduction.

To register for this class please email Nancy Kelley with your Name, email, and phone number.

MAKING TOPEKA A SAFER,
HEALTHIER PLACE TO LIVE

A Restorative Justice Process Brought to you by the
Topeka Center for Peace and Justice.
A program that brings juvenile offenders back into the
community as productive citizens.
Neighborhood Accountability Boards (NAB’s) are a Restorative Process that gives the community a voice when harm
is committed in our town.
The Process:

  1. Juvenile is referred to TCPJ
  2. State Approved Mediator and Trained Neighborhood
    Volunteer
  3. Meet with the juvenile.
  4. Harm caused by the Juvenile to the community is highlighted.
  5. The Juvenile takes responsibility for their actions.
  6. Juvenile and NAB work together to form an agreement
    that repairs harm.

BENEFITS TO THE JUVENILE:
· An opportunity to tell his/her story
· An opportunity for the juvenile to be seen
· An opportunity to take responsibility and to pay back
for harm that was committed
· Less likely to recommit harms to the community
BENEFITS TO THE COMMUNITY:
· An opportunity to speak about the harm caused by
the actions of the youth
· An opportunity to hear and see the juvenile
· An opportunity to have a say in how the damage will
be repaired
· Become a part of a safer community
NAB TRAINING PROVIDES:
· Knowledge in Restorative Principles
· Enhancement of communication skills
· Awareness of trauma informed care
· Practice in Donna R. Hicks Leading with Dignity
· Participation in NAB dialogue

CONTACT
2914 SW MacVicar Avenue
Topeka, KS 66611
785.232.4388
topekacpj@gmail.com
www.topekacpj.org