Restorative Justice is a huge umbrella covering a range of activities and beliefs and practices that address the issues of victim, offender and community and the programs and practices that bring about healing. It also highlights some of our most concerning issues with the legal system and how it can be a barrier to progress and change for the better.
These pages are dedicated to the work and lives of those in Restorative Justice, community healing and spiritual practice that shine a light on the darkness and thereby creating change. Here, you will find resources to purchase your copy of The Last Place I Looked, by Herb Blake, the story about finding spiritual peace in the last place one would expect and much more.
Additionally, within these pages are stories about how individuals, from youth living in juvenile camps to lifers in prison, benefit from the process of art and mindfulness to bring about a sense of peace, creative spirituality and self-healing. It’s about telling new stories about who we are now, rather than reliving old stories that are not us any more.
This is a space to share resources and links associated with Restorative Justice. I encourage you to share your thoughts and resources relevant to Restorative Justice here so that others may benefit. It is only through the sharing of ourselves, that we can connect and witness change.
The Daily Good
Prisoner Reentry Programs
Building Knowledge About Successful Prisoner Reentry Strategies
Reentry Trends In The U.S.
The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program
The Prison Arts Coalition Articles
Arts-In-Corrections Program Returns to California Prisons
Inspired by Herb Blake
This section is devoted to the inspired work of those dedicated to addressing the needs of the recently released from incarceration, individuals that have been victimized and the community to heal and know that in the human community all things are possible.