Jake Harder, center, of the Mennonite Central Committee, serves as a mediator and John Swenning of the Reedley Peace Building Initiative, the coordinator during a restorative justice "victim panel" for a student offender at General Grant Middle School in Reedley. The student panel members participated to show how the offender hurt his school community and peers with his actions.
Jake Harder, center, of the Mennonite Central Committee, serves as a mediator and John Swenning of the Reedley Peace Building Initiative, the coordinator during a restorative justice "victim panel" for a student offender at General Grant Middle School in Reedley. The student panel members participated to show how the offender hurt his school community and peers with his actions. CRAIG KOHLRUSS ckohlruss@fresnobee.com
Jake Harder, center, of the Mennonite Central Committee, serves as a mediator and John Swenning of the Reedley Peace Building Initiative, the coordinator during a restorative justice "victim panel" for a student offender at General Grant Middle School in Reedley. The student panel members participated to show how the offender hurt his school community and peers with his actions. CRAIG KOHLRUSS ckohlruss@fresnobee.com

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