Confidentiality Agreement * By checking this box, I have read and agree to the statement below...
The Conflict Center (TCC) as part of Restorative Denver requests that you sign this Confidentiality Agreement prior to participating in the Community Group Conference. All participants in the conference are asked to keep confidential the names and identifying information of those directly involved.
Through this agreement, TCC is acknowledging to the person who was harmed, the person who caused harm, and community participants that the six basic principles of Restorative Justice—repair of harm to persons harmed, reconciliation of relationships, reintegration into the community, responsibility for actions, restitution to persons who were harmed, and respect for all participants—are paramount to Community Group Conferences. Hence, a confidential environment is necessary to promote open communication between the person who was harmed, the person who caused harm, and the community.
Specifically for the person who caused harm (the defendant), the Denver District Attorney’s Confidentiality Proclamation protects anything said during the screening meeting and throughout the restorative justice process from being used against you in current or future criminal proceedings. Conduct that occurs during any part of the restorative justice process that results in a chargeable offense is not protected.
By signing this form, you are acknowledging the importance of confidentiality to the restorative justice process. Additionally, you acknowledge that you have read, understand, and agree to make every effort to maintain the confidential nature of these processes.
Should this Confidentiality Agreement be ignored by a participant, TCC will not be held responsible for the action of any individual. Violation of this request will be considered in determining participation in future Restorative Justice Community Group Conferences.