"A harm to one is a harm to all."
Our Restorative Justice (OurRJ) provides marginalized youth and young adults with an alternative approach to justice that disrupts the school to prison pipeline.
Restorative justice seeks to build partnerships to reestablish mutual responsibility for constructive responses to wrongdoing within our communities.
Boyes-Watson, C. (2000). Suffolk University, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Restorative Justice
As a model for the future of justice in Massachusetts, Our Restorative Justice (OurRJ) seeks to transform the way the justice system impacts young people and their communities. Criminality is more efficiently and effectively addressed in and by the community to meet the needs of those harmed, their community and the wider society. Restorative practices empower youth to continue their education and move toward the workforce, strengthen families and build robust communities, while reducing taxpayer costs.
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