Playing Together

Restorative Justice

In Focus

"See more clearly when you are informed"

Key Terms You Should Know

Restorative Justice:

Focus on repairing the harm caused rather than punitive justice focused on punishing an offense.

Formerly Incarcerated:

Less offensive than felon, criminal, convict, ex-con

Justice Reform:

Systemic changes to the current criminal justice process.

Rehabilitation:

A set of interventions, usually treatment and training, designed to optimize reintroduction to general society.

Recidivism:

The tendency for reoffending to occur.

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Moments In History

1821 - Auburn Prison Disaster

1971 - War on Drugs declared by President Nixon with increased enforcement by President Reagan

1997 - Greenhouse Garden Program on Rikers Island Prison, NY

1865 - 13th Amendment abolishes slavery except as punishment for a crime

1982 - First Victim Impact Panels introduced by MADD

Statistics

According to the Pew Charitable Trusts, more than 4 in 10 offenders return to prison within 3 years. By contrast, Planting Justice says the recidivism rate for the men who go through the garden program is 10 percent.

13% Black Americans in U.S population, 38% of people in prison are Black.

Prisoners make 0.62/hr, but they work 8 hrs/day

Values

Fulfilling potential

Empathy

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Self-care

Human beings

Empowerment

Notable Names

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Amal Clooney

 

Archie Williams

Bryan Stevenson

Martha Stewart

Central Park Five

Symbols

Our Events

Past

Future

Further Resources

Know-It-All Event Video

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Our speaker event was insightful and fun! The interesting anecdotes from Wendiann Alfieri, Laura Laria, Jacob Levy, and Erica Miller, were invaluable and truly entertaining. Watch the video to further understand the need to understand invisible disabilities and embrace a more empathetic lifestyle. You can also make an event out of it yourself by hosting your own Know-It-All Watch: Invisible Disability Discussion Party. Feel free to share this video with others!

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Restorative Justice Infographic

Share what you have learned about Restorative Justice. Our Infographic has been designed to be shared easily by printing, emailing, or posting on social media. Click on the image to view or download the PDF File.

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Take Action

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Commit to one Restorative Justice friendly action a week.

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Correct the narrative when someone stereotypes.

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Share our infographic.

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Familiarize yourself with some of the people discussed at innocenceproject.org.

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Research how prisoners are integrated back into a community.