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The most constructive element and important aspect of incarceration is time-length of time served by the offender; too much becomes counterproductive but too little thwarts the opportunity for having one's life irreversibly interrupted and altered, which leads to reprioritization and redirection.

Restorative Justice Initiative Proposal

 

 

       
       

In spiritual and interpersonal realms, redemption means that humans, broken and battered by life's trials, have value and meaning restored to their lives.

Psychology, Theology, and Spirituality in Christian Counseling, Mark R. McMinn, Ph.Dl

 

 

In spiritual and interpersonal realms, redemption means that humans, broken and battered by life's trials, have value and meaning restored to their lives.

Psychology, Theology, and Spirituality in Christian Counseling, Mark R. McMinn, Ph.D  

The Restorative Justice Network is a private, faith-based organization dedicated and committed to promoting a restorative philosophy of Justice in public policy, society at large and the lives of individuals by educating, facilitating and initiating the restorative approach.  The Restorative Justice Network pools the resources of various agencies, organizations and individuals to provide services and support aimed at restoring those whose lives have been impacted by crime. The Restorative Justice Network exists to lobby the legislature and DOC, promote restorative rather than retributive justice in the community, provide a model for comprehensive rehabilitation programs, organize a network of community-based service providers to effectively funnel services, resources, and aid to inmates during their incarceration, in their transition, and as a part of their aftercare.

The Restorative Justice Network is exploring new and time-tested strategies for solving the problems associated with crime and retribution.  The Restorative Justice Network aspires to be an organic conglomerate of ministries, agencies and non-profit organizations who work together, by networking and providing their respective services, resources and aid to restore lives ruined by crime, providing the opportunities necessary for reformed and promising offenders to successfully transition back into their communities as productive, law-abiding citizens, and promoting a restorative philosophy of justice in public policy, society and the lives of individuals.

The purpose of the RJN is to provide and facilitate comprehensive programming and opportunities within the Justice System for the reform and restoration of offenders, their families and their victims.  The RJN also provides organizational coordination, structure, support, grants and scholarships, and a non-profit umbrella to independent ministries, organizations, and community service providers to assist them in reaching their goals.  Restorative Justice is one of the Country’s most noble and innovative movements.

The Restorative Justice Network has a three-part emphasis and mission:

 

1.     Organize, help individual ministries cater their services to the Network model, effectively networking members and organizations.

2.     Programming, networking, facilitating, developing, and implementing services, resources, and aid to the victims and offenders of crime, both inside the fences and on the outside.

 

3.     Promote, influence, and affect the cultuire with the restorative Justice philosophy by lobbyong, public awareness, and engaging the government, community at-large, public policy and private lives.