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Center for Community Peacemaking

Center for Community Peacemaking

53 N Duke Street, Suite 303

Lancaster, PA 17602


Phone: 717-397-2404

Fax: 717-397-5502



Building Community...

Peace by Peace

Welcome to the Center for
Community Peacemaking

formerly LAVORP 
(Lancaster Area Victim Offender Reconciliation Program)


With volunteers and supporters like you, we have been creating a culture of peace in the Lancaster, Pennsylvania area through restorative justice practices like:

  • Victim-Offender Conferencing brings together those harmed by crime with those who offended to "make things right." The vast majority of former victims and offenders report high satisfaction.
  • Making Peace offers youth and their parents an opportunity to practice healthy communication with their peers and each other.
  • Peacemaking Circles help to transform conflict and address harm for large and small groups in the community building on the group's common values.
  • Accountability Circles increase community safety through the volunteer mentoring of former offenders meeting regularly for support and accountability.
Justice is served through facilitated face-to-face dialogue, direct communication and personal accountability. It's a justice that restores relationships and makes our community whole. This restorative justice reduces victimization and recidivism, changing lives to make our communities genuinely safer.
We welcome your participation as a volunteer, friend and supporter of this profoundly life-changing work.
Christopher Fitz
Executive Director
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