Belknap County Restorative Justice/Court Diversion
64 Court Street
Laconia, NH 03246
Welcome to the Belknap County Restorative Justice Homepage!
Through the programs we offer, our goals are to: 1) encourage a sense of responsibility and accountability on the part of the offender for their illegal acts, 2) save the county money/resources by minimizing the offender’s involvement into the justice system, 3) help build stronger communities by leading in the effort to address the needs of crime victims and community reparation, and 4) provide appropriate education to reduce the amount of re-offending (recidivism).
Programs We Offer:
*The above table shows the basic requirements for completing the diversion program. Additional stipulations may be added by the Case Manager and/or the Victim/Community Panel.
The Challenge Course is a 12 to 15-hour educational program that provides an opportunity for teens to come together in a small group and explore their relationship with alcohol and/or drugs. The course is specifically designed for those teens who have encountered some type of trouble in which alcohol and/or drugs have played a part. Referrals for this course come from police, parents, and sometimes as part of a diversion contract.