QUOTE RECEIVED VIA REFERRING AGENCY
“I know it’s not often that we hear about how we have impacted the youth we work with so I wanted to make sure you knew that you made an incredible difference in this young lady’s life.” – quote received via referring agency with respect to our CALM Program.
PERSON WHO CAUSED HARM
“The meeting was person-to-person, not ‘good guy – bad guy’ ”
“I realized that it was not only a car I had done wrong to, but also a person.”
PERSON WHO WAS HARMED
“The meeting was more humanitarian: victims and offenders are humans, not all bad or good.”
“It (the meeting) set my mind at rest because I had this image of who had broken in, and how it had all been planned in advance and how we had been watched. To discover that none of that was true was a great load off my mind and I felt much easier about things afterward. It was a good feeling that the powers that be had realized that something had happened to us and had taken into account our feelings and our whole experience. That felt very good.”
“I spoke to a client today and wanted to share what both she and her mother told me
They found your work with her to be invaluable. Even though she wasn’t necessarily struggling with a serious anger issue, your program and the strategies you worked on with her have changed her approach to life in general. Her mom said that she has noticed a huge difference in how her daughter approaches decision-making and how she reacts to situations that would usually cause her to get angry. She has learned to take a step back, evaluate the situation and proceed after considering all options/reactions.