The North Shore Restorative Justice Society is a non-profit charitable organization that advocates for and supports restorative responses to crime and conflict. The Society has operated the Restorative Response Program, a community-based initiative that provides an effective alternative to the court system, since 1997. The program responds to situations of crime and conflict committed by youth and adults through the facilitation of mediation, conferencing, peacemaking circles and shuttle mediation based on the principles of restorative justice.