Accountability Conference

Affected and referred persons come together with their support person (parent, friend, trusted adult etc.) to a private, neutral space.

  •  Affected person is there to express how the incident affected them and what can be done to make it right
  • Referred person is there to take accountability of their actions and make an effort to repair the harm done
  • Support person(s) is there to support whoever they are there with

 A circle of chairs surround a centerpiece made up of personalized items wreathed in guidelines held during the conference.

Accountability circle picture

Guidelines such as: Honesty, Respect, Judgement Free, Confidentiality, and the option for Breaks & Space

A series of questions are presented to the group that get answered by all of the participants

  • What happened?
  • What was going through your mind at the time?
  • Who was affected by what happened?
  • What can you do to make sure that this doesn’t happen again?
  • What can you do, or what do you need, to make things right?

Terms are agreed to by consensus on what the referred person can do to make things right

Accountability Agreement – where the terms are written and signed.