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11539 Hawthorne Blvd., 5th floorMeetings take place throughout LA Area atyour convenienceHawthorne, CA 90250


Help Heal Your Community Through Restorative Justice

Centinela Youth Services is seeking community members invested in making their community safer to volunteer as Surrogate Victims. As a Surrogate Victim, you will represent businesses whom have been victims of petty theft or vandalism, giving a voice to communities everywhere.

Who can be a Surrogate Victim?

Local business persons, retirees or any person with a business background committed to changing the lives of young people.

What does a Surrogate Victim do?

  • Volunteer for 2-3 mediations per month (typically lasting 1 hour - 1 ½)
  • Explain the impact that petty theft or vandalism has on businesses and the community
  • Help youth understand the harms caused by their actions
  • Give youth an opportunity to learn and grown from the incident
  • Significantly increase the chance that they youth will not be arrested in the future.

How do I sign up?

  • Contact Wendy Castro at (310) 970-7775 or at
  • RSVP to attend an Information Session
  • Attend a one time 3 hour training


Good Match For

Kids Teens

Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteer 2-3 times per month (3-5 hours)

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